Business Law

Entrepreneurs and owners of already-operating businesses routinely turn to Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird LLP for guidance in a wide range of business-related legal issues. Our firm helps founders and operators of publicly traded and privately owned businesses of every size – small, medium, and large – to start on a strong footing and move toward profitability while minimizing or avoiding legal obstacles along the way.

We serve clients throughout the nation. Our clients rely on us for our strategic approach and clear commercial judgment as they form and operate businesses in fields such as health care, hospitality, and financial services, and others.

How We Can Help with Your New or Established Business

We routinely assist clients with forming a new business enterprise and preparing the necessary governing documents to protect owners and establish solid legal relationships with partners, employees, third-party agents, and vendors. We can help you choose the most appropriate entity structure, such as the following:

  • A sole proprietorship
  • A partnership
  • A limited liability company (LLC)
  • An S corporation (S corp)
  • A nonprofit organization (NPO)

Our business lawyers can assist with financing, employment-law issues, harassment and discrimination claim prevention, commercial leases, raw goods and machinery procurement, regulatory compliance, and liability insurance.

As your business moves forward, we can create, review, and/or formalize contracts, such as those needed with commercial landlords, other businesses, service providers, and customers. We also advise businesses and business partners on contractual, fiduciary, and other obligations.

When Disputes Arise

If we serve as your business law advisers, we will do all that we can to help you prevent disputes. However, sooner or later, you may have a need to bring a claim against another party or defend yourself or your business in civil litigation or in white-collar, government investigation or enforcement action.

Our experienced litigators are ready to pursue the right result when your business is in the crosshairs of a legal controversy.

Contact Us

We counsel and represent clients in Metro Louisville and throughout the nation. To speak with one of our lawyers, call our office at 502-416-1630.