Every Business Should Have a Core Set of Agreements

Business contracts can be written contracts, oral contracts and contracts that are binding via your email “signature”. Because of the importance of abiding by the terms of a contract it is important that the contract terms are fairly negotiated, properly drafted, and reviewed to ensure the contract meets the intentions of the parties as well as ensure that the tax consequences and liabilities are addressed.

Jonathan C. Watts’ tax and business niche law practice seeks to understand your objectives in entering into the proposed contract and to make certain that you are informed and comfortable with your rights and obligations. Jonathan will negotiate the terms of your contract, including price, breach remedies, contract term and termination, arbitration clauses, etc., all the while keeping his eye on the potential tax liabilities and tax advantages that present themselves in the drafting of your business contracts.

Jonathan Watts Develops More Inclusive and Thorough Business Documents

Jonathan has helped clients who have been presented with an “adhesion contract”, a contract which must be signed “as is”, and who have needed legal advice and counsel on how to effectively respond to such a contract. When faced with an adhesion contract it is imperative that you have it reviewed by a business and tax attorney who uniquely understands the business and tax issues involved in the contract, both now and in the future, and who can identify the potential pitfalls and liabilities.

Jonathan is passionate about creating effective and tax-efficient strategies that position your business as favorably as possible. Jonathan thrives on structuring business contracts to best reap the benefits of positive tax treatment and has helped his clients structure their business contracts to be positioned in the most tax advantaged manner. He understands the need for integrated legal solutions that emphasize tax efficiencies.

His tax expertise is a common thread that runs throughout his tax and business law practice and this tax expertise distinguishes his niche tax and business law practice from many of the tax and business law departments at other firms. Not only does Jonathan specialize in the use of tax expertise and transactional experience to address practical, effective and tax efficient results, but he also takes a hands-on and integrated tax and business approach that considers the goals both of you, the individual, and you, the business owner.

Some of the Corporate and Tax Transactional Services Jonathan Provides Include:

  • Forming Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Nonprofit Organizations with tax advantages and tax liabilities considered when choosing the correct business entity;
  • Drafting and reviewing Stock Purchase Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, LLC Operating & Shareholder Agreements. Inclusively weaving effective and tax efficient strategies throughout these agreements;
  • Drafting and reviewing Commercial Loan Agreements and informing clients on the tax implications, tax strategies and tax advantages available;
  • Drafting and reviewing Collateral Documentation and informing clients on the tax implications, tax strategies and tax advantages available;
  • Providing counsel and tax savvy insights in connection with Commercial Real Estate Transactions such as:
    • Commercial Construction Contracts,
    • Real Estate Purchase Agreements,
    • Tenant Improvement Agreements, and,
    • Commercial Leases;
  • Structuring various types of Financial Arrangements that strategically position you and your business in the best possible tax advantaged manner;
  • Serving as General Counsel for “For-Profit” and “Non-Profit” companies and advising them regarding their tax advantages, tax implications and possible tax strategies;
  • Advising Boards of Directors and Shareholders.

Business and Tax Transaction Lawyer Serving Contra Costa & Alameda Counties

East Bay Business and Tax Agreement Lawyer, Jonathan C. Watts – can be a vital resource to you and your business. Contact Jonathan C. Watts

Give Jonathan a call – and allow him the opportunity to help you with your core set of business contract agreements. He’ll be glad to learn about your business, your unique potential challenges, and brainstorm with you.

You can CALL Jonathan at (925) 217-3255.

You can EMAIL Jonathan at jcw@eastbaybusinesslawyer.com