The John Ervin Law Firm, P.A. provides comprehensive business planning services that take into consideration our clients’ business goals and limit their potential liability.
We guide clients through the process of filing the proper documentation and drafting the proper agreements (i.e. buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, non-competition agreements and employment agreements).
Once a business is successfully created, we can continue to provide our business clients with corporate counsel services, business transactions assistance and business dispute resolution.
Our business planning services also include succession planning. We can help clients use personal estate planning and other tools to pass their business to heirs. John regularly advises clients through the process of closing of the business through an asset sale, stock sale or dissolution.
The John Ervin Law Firm P.A. is experienced in helping clients navigate the wide array of available business entities. We can help determine whether an S- or C-corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership or general partnership is the most advantageous based on a client’s particular situation.
The John Ervin Law Firm, P.A. offers a full range of business services. Our clients include privately-held businesses and real estate limited liability companies and charitable organizations.
John regularly advises clients daily operating decisions, long term planning and all types of business transactions. In each instance, John ensures that each client receives personal attention and quality service required for his clients to achieve the success they seek.
John provides guidance in the areas of corporate governance, operations and regulatory compliance, along with transactional matters such as mergers, acquisitions, private offerings, financing and the sale of real estate and other substantial assets.
We also counsel nonprofit, tax exempt and religious organizations concerning issues relating to labor and employment, ethics and conflicts of interest, risk assessment, risk management, disputes and litigation, environmental liability and banking.
Board and officer education in the areas of fiduciary duties and compliance obligations are essential protecting the interests of the nonprofit while simultaneously shielding the Board and its officers from exposure and personal liability.
John represents private borrowers, commercial banks, finance companies and other institutional lenders in a wide range of financing transactions.
These transactions include acquisition loans, construction loans, equipment financing, leasehold financing, letters of credit, private bank facilities and multi-lender participation/syndicated financing.
John also represent lenders and borrowers in government-assisted/guaranteed loan transactions in conjunction with regional and local Industrial Development Agencies, as well as the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Real Estate Law
The John Ervin Law Firm, P.A., represents investors, developers, commercial lending institutions, and national and local retailers and manufacturers in the areas of leasing, sales and acquisitions, borrowing and lending, debt restructuring and workouts.
John is able to identify problems and analyze a project’s viability to enable his clients to move forward and avoid unnecessary delays thereby saving both time and money.
Whether you are buying, selling, or leasing property, or are in a dispute with your neighbor about a fence, unhappy with a land use decision, or frustrated with a tenant, the John Ervin Law Firm has the skill and experience to assist you in a timely, cost effective, and professional manner.
John regularly advises clients in connection with business and corporate planning and consummation of business transactions.
John possesses an advanced law degree in taxation (LL.M in taxation) from one of the leading tax programs in the country. The tax consequences of any transaction and tax-savings strategies are an essential component of John’s practice.
Wills and Trusts
It is the goal of our estate and tax planning attorneys to help individuals preserve their wealth for the benefit of their families.
Proper planning not only protects significant financial resources for beneficiaries, but also facilitates the smooth transition of assets.
In addition to drafting wills designed to minimize estate tax consequences, we also assist clients in evaluating whether other planning tools, including revocable or “living” trusts, along with many other planning approaches as may be appropriate for their situations.
For those involved in closely-held or family businesses or professional practices, strategic planning is imperative.
John is skilled at coordinating business planning devices with sophisticated estate and succession planning for the professional or closely-held business owner.
Because of the personal nature of this work, John places client relationships first and foremost.
Whether the matter involves drawing a simple will, creating a sophisticated estate plan, or providing estate administration and tax planning services, legal decisions are integrated with the consideration of our clients’ personal and family needs and objectives.