Good business attorneys are not lawyers you only call if you are sued. Instead, they are partners and advisors you can rely on from business formation to succession planning, and every step in between. 

Wood Rogers's business attorneys are invested in you, your business, and your goals. We consult, assist, and represent companies of all sizes and industries. Our goal is to provide you with innovative, cost-effective solutions to your business needs. 

Commercial Transactions 

Our attorneys 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 
  • Contract negotiation, drafting, and planning  
  • Corporate purchasing
  • License agreements 
  • Leasing agreements 
  • Manufacturing agreements 
  • Negotiation and closing of loans and credit facilities  
  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements 
  • Professional service and consulting agreements 
  • Risk management and insurance 
  • Securities transactions, including debt and equity issuances, and venture capital 
  • Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, compliance, and registration 
  • Tax planning and challenges 

Business Formation and Succession Planning  

Our team represents parties in the formation, expansion, purchase and/or sale of their companies. We help you evaluate your options to achieve your long-term goals and continue the company legacy.  

For businesses of all sizes, we help with 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.  

At the end of the company life cycle, we help small and family-owned businesses create and execute business succession plans, including determining the role of family members, existing employees, co-owners, and/or outside purchasers. 

  • Company dissolution 
  • Distributorships and franchises 
  • Franchise law 
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs) 
  • International business [link] 
  • Limited liability companies 
  • Partnership formation and dissolution 
  • Public and private corporations 
  • Succession planning 

General Counsel Services 

Large corporations have the benefit of an in-house legal team for advice on their everyday business issues. Our attorneys often serve a similar role as outside general counsel for small and medium-sized companies. We provide legal services and collaborate on business strategies and manage specific legal needs as they arise. 

Areas of Focus

  • Emerging Growth & Venture Capital

    We work closely with emerging growth companies, as well as with angel investors and venture capital firms that help finance the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We assist start-ups across their life cycle, from business formation issues to mergers and acquisitions.  

  • Employee Benefits & Compensation

    Our employee benefits and compensation attorneys monitor changing regulations related to employee benefits and can help you address retirement plans, welfare plans, fiduciary liability, and taxation of employee benefits. 

  • International Trade

    With a strong network of attorneys worldwide, our international trade attorneys are well positioned to help businesses establish themselves and grow on the international stage. Our team of business attorneys advise on cross-border corporate and tax matters and other legal issues to help clients meet their global strategic goals.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    Our integrated M&A team can handle all aspects of M&A activity, from agreement to execution, using a cross-section of attorneys as needed. We are prepared to efficiently and effectively structure, negotiate and consummate asset, stock or merger transactions of any size and complexity in a variety of industries.

  • Nonprofit Organizations

    Woods Rogers attorneys provide reliable guidance on issues such as board relations, executive compensation, fundraising, investments, labor and employment, litigation and regulatory compliance. Many of our attorneys serve on the boards of nonprofit organizations throughout communities in Virginia, which gives us a keen understanding of what it takes for nonprofits to excel.

  • Public Finance

    Woods Rogers's bond attorneys handle general obligation and revenue bond financing for cities, counties and towns; tax-exempt leasing; and industrial development bonds for manufacturing facilities, multi-family and single-family housing, 501(c)(3) facilities and other eligible facilities.

  • Securities

    Woods Rogers provides corporate and securities services to a variety of businesses, from entrepreneurs seeking counsel on business formation and capital-raising to private equity firms requiring assistance with portfolio companies. We also counsel publicly traded companies on public offerings of debt and equity securities and provide advice on regulatory and compliance matters.

  • Tax

    Our tax attorneys help you achieve your financial goals by minimizing risks, maximizing after-tax profits, and providing tax advice on the day-to-day concerns that affect your businesses and bottom line.


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