Business Law

We represent a broad range of businesses…

Whether you are fulfilling a vision of owning your own business and working for yourself, organizing your family business into a new legal structure, or expanding your business, we will guide you through the process and help you plan for future needs.

We focus on all types of businesses that we help grow and prosper, including multigenerational, family-owned businesses, of which we count several among our clients.

Unfortunately, even in the most successful businesses, disagreements arise between partners, shareholders, members and joint venturers.  As counsel for either the business entity or one or more of the owners, we have represented clients successfully in many business litigation matters – see our results below.

The Types of Businesses We Represent

> Arborist

> Art Dealerships

> Attorneys

> Auction Houses

> Beach Club

> Building Contractor

> Chamber of Commerce

> Civil/Traffic Engineer

> Cleaning Contractors

> Commercial Coffee Distributors

> Commercial Developers

> Commercial Pipe Distributor

> Community Theater Consultants

> Decorator

> Doctors

> Electrical Contractor

> Energy Distributor (wholesale)

> Financial Services

> Interior Design

> Kitchen Contractor

> Landlords

> Commercial Landscaper

> Machine Shop

> Manufacturing

> Multi-Store Franchises

> Music Production

> New Car Dealerships (multiple franchises)

> Non-Profits

> Pet Sitting

> Property Management

> Real Estate Appraisal

> Real Estate Investments

> Restaurants (Independent & Franchise)

> Social Services Software Development

> Sports Programming (Post Production/Editing)

> Truck Repair

> Upholsterer

> Veterinarian

 

Our services: Business LitigationBuy/Sell AgreementsCell Tower LeasingCommercial LitigationContractsDissolutionsEmployment ContractsFinancingJoint VenturesLeasesLLCs, Corporations, PartnershipsNon-Profit OrganizationsOperating AgreementsSales & AcquisitionsSole ProprietorshipsSuccession PlanningTrade Secrets

 

Our Results

Company and 50 Jobs Saved Civil Litigation.  Attorney Ryan represented the owner of an electrical distributorship company whose biggest supplier tried to terminate their contract. Their supplier was a big corporation, publicly-traded, located in Wisconsin. On a Friday his client was handed a termination letter. The following Tuesday I was in court with an injunction request claiming that they couldn’t do this because my client was a franchise under Connecticut law. There had been no Superior Court or Connecticut State Court cases spelling out what constituted a franchise. The trial court agreed with us; the case went to the Appellate Court and it was affirmed. As a result, my client is the only distributor of this manufacturer’s products in the entire United States. The client’s business is healthy and profitable. Attorney Ryan saved the company and the jobs of 50 people. Attorney David Ryan

Worthless Investments.  We represented a woman who was taken advantage of by a trusted advisor to invest in worthless promissory notes for tens of thousands of dollars. Brought suit against the defendants who quickly settled, refunding our client’s money. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

State Appellate Court Rules in Client’s Favor Appellate Court.  BoneeWeintraub represented a car dealership that was leasing a property from an owner who owed nearly $1,000,000 in back taxes to the town. In addition, the property was contaminated and the owner refused to clean up the property. The town tried to collect back taxes from the dealership because they had stopped paying rent to the owner in 2000. The court upheld BoneeWeintraub’s position and the town was prohibited from requiring their client to pay the back taxes. Canton v. Cadle: 145 Conn. App. 438. Attorneys Eric Rothauser | Jay Weintraub

Family Business Owners Complex Litigation Over Ownership.  Four (4) siblings of highly profitable family business went to court where clients forced other siblings to buy them out. Successful Negotiation of Buyout of Silent Investor Attorney Jay Weintraub Attorney Lee Ross Client, an engineer/MBA, purchased a machine shop with financial investment from investor/partner. Relationship quickly deteriorated and became acrimonious. After protracted and contentious negotiations, client bought out investor. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Lee Ross

Client Minority Shareholder Litigates Against Majority Shareholder.  Client, a minority shareholder, created a service business financed by other shareholder who needed client’s expertise. After business established, other shareholder tried to squeeze out client. Other shareholder commenced a lawsuit in which we filed a complex counterclaim and forced other shareholder to pay significant damages to client. Attorneys  Jay Weintraub | Lee Ross

Client Shareholder Successfully Sues to Stop Shareholder Stealing Business.  Client, a shareholder in an insurance underwriting business when other major shareholder plotted to start a new, similar business and take customers away from existing business. Our very wary client was encouraged by us to take legal action and a settlement very favorable to client was negotiated. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Lee Ross

Successfully Defends Minority LLC Member from Damages Claim by Majority Owner.  Client, a minority member of an LLC sued by majority owner to force additional capital contributions and pay for company’s indebtedness. After protracted litigation and negotiations suit withdrawn with no payments by client. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Lee Ross


 

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