Idaho Falls Business Transaction Attorneys

Corporate Transaction Guidance in Idaho and Montana 

No matter the size or industry, every successful business is built on transactions. A business must make every effort to maximize value and protects its interests when conducting transactions with employees, independent contractors, and other companies. 

As a business owner, you cannot be expected to meticulously review and negotiate every contract for every transaction. Our team at Freedom Law can provide the attentive, comprehensive support you need to effectively navigate transactional matters so you can focus on running your business. Our Idaho Falls business transaction lawyers have over 15 years of experience and are ready to serve as your trusted advocate. Whether you are just getting started or are already in charge of a thriving business, we can offer the dedicated assistance your venture needs to succeed.

Contact us online or call (208) 271-4403 to schedule an initial consultation. Flexible payment options are available, and we offer our legal services in English and Spanish.

Expert Legal Guidance for Business Transactions

When it comes to business transactions, having the right legal guidance is crucial for protecting your interests and ensuring smooth and successful deals. Our team of experienced business transaction attorneys at Tolson & Wayment Freedom Law is dedicated to providing expert legal advice and support for a wide range of corporate transactions in Idaho and Montana.

Whether you are looking to form a new business entity, negotiate contracts, or navigate mergers and acquisitions, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process and help you make informed decisions that align with your business goals.

Our business transaction services include:

  • Business formation and entity selection
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset purchase and sale agreements
  • Corporate governance and compliance

Don't navigate the complexities of business transactions alone. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how our legal expertise can benefit your business.

Types of Corporate Transactions

You need a written, enforceable contract whenever your business interacts with another party. A strong contract will clearly articulate the responsibilities of each party, address contingencies, and comply with all applicable laws. An unenforceable or poorly written contract will not help you if problems develop.

Our Idaho Falls business transaction attorneys can assist you with:

  • Employment Agreements. Whenever your business hires a part-time or full-time employee, they should be compelled to sign an employment agreement as a condition of their employment. This contract should include the employee’s title, job description, job responsibilities, classification, employment period, and compensation details. It should also include company policies on time-off, termination, and other important matters.
  • Independent Contractor Agreements. Companies must be careful not to misclassify employees as independent contractors. An independent contractor is hired to complete a specific task or service within a stated timeline. An independent contractor agreement should detail the nature of the relationship, scope of work, deliverables, project timeline, payment terms, deadlines, and termination conditions.
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements. You may be understandably worried about employees, independent contractors, or other partners sharing your business’s proprietary information with other parties, including competitors. A non-disclosure agreement is a legally enforceable contract that creates a confidential relationship, meaning parties who sign it cannot share covered information with others. You can generally require employees, independent contractors, manufacturers, and other relevant parties to sign “NDAs” as a condition of doing business.
  • Non-Compete Agreements. A non-compete agreement is used to prevent a current employee with access to trade secrets from taking that proprietary information to a competitor after leaving your company. An employee who signs a non-compete will be unable to work for competitors within a certain geographic area for a specific amount of time. These contracts must be reasonable in scope to be enforceable in Idaho. They are not permitted in Montana.¬†
  • Sales Agreements. Any time your business purchases or sells goods or services, the terms of the transaction should be documented in the form of a sales agreement.
  • Commercial Real Estate. Your business will likely need commercial real estate to conduct its operations. We can assist with due diligence, zoning and land use research, the closing process, and all related contracts.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions. You may at some point see an opportunity to acquire or merge with an existing business. Another business owner could also approach you. Mergers and acquisitions are highly sophisticated transactions that require careful legal review and support. We can offer knowledgeable guidance in this area and will work to make sure the transaction is completed as efficiently and smoothly as possible.

Our team at Freedom Law can assist your business with an individual transaction or on an ongoing basis. Call (208) 271-4403 or contact us online to discuss your needs with our Idaho Falls business transaction lawyers.

Commonly Asked Questions

Are non-compete agreements enforceable in Idaho and Montana?

Non-compete agreements are enforceable in Idaho, provided they are reasonable in scope, duration, and geographic area. However, they must not overly restrict an employee's ability to find future employment. In Montana, non-compete agreements are generally not permitted. It's important for businesses to consult with a knowledgeable business transaction attorney to ensure that any non-compete clauses are drafted in accordance with state-specific laws.

Why is it important to have a business transaction attorney in Idaho?

Having a business transaction attorney in Idaho is crucial for protecting your business interests and ensuring that all transactions are legally sound. These attorneys have the experience to draft enforceable contracts that clearly outline responsibilities, address contingencies, and comply with state laws. They can also help prevent common pitfalls such as misclassification of employees and ensure that non-disclosure and non-compete agreements are enforceable under Idaho law.

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