Business Law

Business Attorneys Building You On A Strong Foundation


Starting your own company is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. Retain a qualified business lawyer in Smithfield, NC before you start. With our thorough understanding and appreciation of your objectives and priorities, we will assist you with any aspect of business formation, from legal matters arising in the formation, financing, operation, combination and termination of businesses to the creation, purchase and sale of businesses, contracts, and tax planning.

Our attorneys have the necessary skill and experience to identify and address critical issues that can be encountered in today’s multifaceted business world. Business organizations are complex, and can involve a variety of legal disciplines. We represent a wide range of corporations, as well as partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, and sole proprietorships in their business operations - wewill provide the experienced counsel you need.

At Woodruff & Fortner, we know how a business runs and we understand how to help you accomplish your goals in variety of business areas, including:


Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Business Transactions

We counsel business organizations of all sizes, financial sponsors, private equity firms, investment banks, and other deal participants through a wide variety of business transactions. Our deal experience includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, organization restructurings, recapitalizations, strategic partnerships, cross-border transactions, auctions and takeover defense.



Woodruff & Fortner can handle a wide range of complex and common business related disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants.


Non-Profit Entities

Matters ranging from set up and qualification for non-profit status to daily operations that will ensure the status is maintained within the framework of the law.Woodruff & Fortner’s extensive experience allows us to provide clients with the mosteffective, up-to-date representation related to business formation and structuring; regulatory framework applicable to their particular line of business; liability, risk management issues and fundraising activities; effectively accessing capital markets; property tax exemptions; real property transactions; and labor and employment matters.



Woodruff & Fortner Tax attorneys have extensive experience in advising clients on the tax aspects of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other business entities throughout the entire entity life cycle. Our tax attorneys regularly advise clients on tax matters affecting business entities, including formation and capitalization, operations, governance, succession planning, recapitalizations and restructurings, debt financing, and liquidations and dissolutions.



We guide our clients through the maze of governance challenges, providing the governance, disclosure and compliance strategies to fit their size, stage of development, business and industry.


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