Woods Rogers features one of the largest groups of Business and Corporate attorneys in Virginia. More than 40 lawyers use their experience to advise companies in counsel and transactions ranging from international corporations to local family businesses to start-ups. Consulting a Woods Rogers attorney for your business can help avoid legal problems and protect assets.

We handle matters that arise throughout the business lifecycle, such as business formation, setting up an LLC, handling complex mergers and acquisitions and other transactions, and succession planning and exit strategies.

Our attorneys often serve as outside general counsel for small and medium businesses for routine legal services and business strategies. Other clients request counsel for specific needs as they arise.

We have extensive experience with:

  • Agreements and Contracts
  • Aviation
  • Bonds and tax-exempt financing
  • Company dissolution
  • Corporate governance
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Distributorships and franchises
  • Executive compensation
  • Government contracting
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • International business
  • Limited liability companies
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Partnership formation and dissolution
  • Public and private corporations
  • SEC reporting, compliance, and registration
  • Special Assets
  • Stockholder disputes

Business Formation and Succession Planning

Our team of Business lawyers represents parties in the formation, expansion, purchase and/or sale of their companies. Woods Rogers helps sort through the strategic options, counseling individuals and companies on the creation and structure of closely held business and investment entities to achieve their long-term goals and continue their legacy.

For businesses of all sizes, we advise on choosing the proper entity, formation, capital structure, governance, and operation, including federal and state tax implications. We negotiate and document shareholder, owner, and consultant agreements and assist businesses with employment, employee benefit, technology, intellectual property, and other and emerging business matters.

We help small and family businesses create and execute business succession plans, and help determine the role of family members, existing employees or co-owners, and/or outside purchasers.

Business Transactions

Our Business & Corporate attorneys provide transactional legal representation to businesses of all sizes and stages. We work closely with our clients to craft business agreements and contracts that provide solutions to legal and operational issues.

We have extensive experience with:

  • Construction agreements
  • Contract and lease reviews
  • License agreements
  • Leasing agreements
  • Manufacturing agreements
  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Professional service and consulting agreements

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