Practice Areas

Business Transactions

Keane & Beane represents public and private corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and proprietorships, as well as individuals in the formation, sale, purchase, reorganization and dissolution of businesses.  Additionally, our business attorneys provide counseling on day-to-day business activities and legal questions, serving as general business counsel to numerous corporations.  Our firm also represents individuals owning majority or minority interests in various transactions related to the sale and purchase of equity.

Our attorneys prepare all manner of corporate agreements including those concerning stock and/or asset sales and purchases, shareholder rights and obligations, partnership arrangements, employment and independent contractor relationships, security interests, loan financings and personal and corporate guarantees. Additionally, we assist clients in formulating standardized service, sale and licensing agreements and purchase orders.

The breadth of our practice in the area of business transactions is demonstrated by the following examples:

  • Our attorneys act as general counsel to affiliated groups of companies in various industries, including the chemical, apparel and shipping industries in the United States and abroad.

  • We are frequently involved in restructuring corporate ownership of family businesses in connection with succession planning and passing ownership to later generations.

  • We recently acted as counsel to a consortium purchasing a childcare center and its attendant facilities and as counsel to a religious order in connection with its debt restructuring.

Advantages for Clients

We are able to draw on our broad experience firm-wide, including, among others, specific expertise in our Labor Relations & Employment Law and Real Estate practices, to represent our clients in complex business transactions that cross general "practice area" boundaries.