Collins & Jones offers a full range of legal services for farmers, agriculture producers and other agriculture-sector industries throughout Kansas and Missouri. Our big law firm expertise coupled with our rural roots makes us the perfect fit for your agribusiness legal needs. As your business faces increased regulation and an ever changing legal environment, protecting your legal interests is paramount.
BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING
No matter the size or location of your business, there are many factors to be considered when you are ready to transition ownership or exit the company. We work with you to understand your situation and identify potential issues that may affect the transition process.
CLOSELY HELD CORPORATIONS
If you are an owner of a closely held business, you are likely responsible for not only management of the business and planning for your company’s growth and success, but also the day-to-day operations. As small business owners ourselves, we understand the issues and dynamics facing your organization. Our team serves as your legal partner in managing the unique legal issues you are facing.
When businesses need legal assistance with commercial contracts, our attorneys are able to provide advice based on years of business law experience at large law firms. We have handled sophisticated multi-billion dollar mergers and complex transnational acquisitions. We apply the same meticulous preparation used on those deals to the legal needs of your company. Collins & Jones is well versed in the legal nuances and needs of your company and the various contractual challenges that your business may experience.
While companies manage customers, vendors and sales goals, Collins & Jones aids both local, regional and national clients in meeting corporate governance requirements. Your board of directors, officers and key personnel must comply with a multitude of federal and state laws, rules and regulations. We work to understand your business operations and structure to best advise you on these issues.
ENTREPRENEURS AND STARTUPS
Entrepreneurs are special. Their drive and vision make the American economy the most dynamic and innovative in the world. Our team’s expertise revolves around helping startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and succeed. We work with entrepreneurs from the outset, helping them make the right legal choices from the beginning to protect their interests and their vision.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
A merger or acquisition can be an exciting yet stressful time. The future of your business may depend on the deal’s success. We represent both buyers and sellers, targets and surviving entities, seeking to minimize your risk and exposure. Our team identifies potential risks and the appropriate transaction structure, and guides you through the maze of steps necessary to successfully close the deal.
Nonprofit entities and tax-exempt organizations must follow a different set of rules set forth by both state and federal government. Collins & Jones has years of legal experience guiding non-profit entities through entity formation, board governance and fiduciary duty-related issues, sales, property tax exemptions and more.
PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL
Private equity and venture capital investment is one of the great drivers of modern business, and our attorneys are deeply familiar with all aspects of these transactions. We have represented general partners in forming funds and limited partners in negotiating the terms of their investments. Our attorneys have represented private equity firms in buyout transactions and venture capital firms in growth capital investments, and we have represented businesses and owners on the sell side. Our knowledge and experience enable us to efficiently and thoroughly represent our clients in these complex and challenging transactions.
SECURITIES OFFERINGS AND REGULATION
State and federal securities laws can be a trap for the unwary business seeking to access capital. Our team has represented issuers and investors in a wide range of securities offerings, both public and private. We use that experience and expertise to efficiently guide our clients through the complex regulatory framework to ensure that these transactions are properly structured and documented. We work to ensure that our clients can access needed capital while fully complying with the law and minimizing deal risk.