Cotten Schmidt

Business Law Attorneys Serving Fort Worth, Texas

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For more than 25 years, Cotten Schmidt, L.L.P.’s business attorneys have provided comprehensive legal services to a diverse group of local, national, and international clients – including individuals and business entities alike – in a wide variety of activities, industries, and business transactions.  Our wealth of business-law experience enables us to custom-tailor our services to each of our client’s particular needs and to provide practical and cost-effective legal solutions to the varied and complex issues faced in an ever-changing business environment.

Our attorneys have extensive expertise in forming, operating, financing, buying, and selling all forms of business enterprises, including corporations (both for-profit and nonprofit), general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, professional corporations, and professional associations.  We also routinely advise our clients on day-to-day legal issues that arise in the operation and governance of their businesses, as well as in analyzing business opportunities and negotiating, structuring, and properly documenting a variety of business transactions.

We represent clients in virtually all areas of business, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Purchases or sales of a business or the assets of a business, including stock purchase agreements and asset purchase agreements

  • Executive employment agreements

  • Stock incentive plans

  • Severance arrangements

  • Corporate governance matters

  • Purchasing or leasing business property, equipment, or furnishings

  • Stock options and other equity compensation

  • Acquisition and licensing of business intellectual property

  • Forming, operating, and liquidating business entities

  • Employment and non-competition agreements

  • Service contracts and licensing agreements

  • Subscription, buy-sell, and shareholder agreements

  • Indemnity agreements

  • Joint ventures

  • Franchising agreements