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Foundations For Business Success

The Houston Firm provides counsel and strategy for structuring of business entities and business transactions. Whether you are forming a new company, going in on a joint venture or making strategic acquisition, it is important to have a plan and know the potential pitfalls.

I am Bart Houston, a business law attorney with 30 years of focused experience in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida. I help clients turn the proverbial sketch on a napkin into a living, breathing enterprise. My role is to “do the homework” regarding contracts and agreements, entity formation, financing, regulatory compliance and other due diligence so you can proceed with confidence.

Structuring Business Entities

The Houston Firm has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and investment groups establish and grow thriving businesses in Broward County and beyond. From the big picture strategy to the legal fine print, I advise on every facet of:

  • Entity selection (LLC, S corporation, limited partnership, etc.)
  • Operating, shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Incorporation and corporate governance
  • Capital raising and capital structure
  • Purchase or lease of commercial property
  • Mergers and acquisitions

I also help business owners with asset structuring to insulate their personal finances as much as possible from creditors, tax bombs and liability for the the actions or losses of the business entity. Sometimes it is the simplest things on the front end of a business deal that spare you from headaches and expensive lessons down the road. Other scenarios require more sophisticated strategies for protecting wealth as your business empire grows.

Let Me Sweat The Details

From 30 years of litigating business disputes and bankruptcy adversary proceedings, I have a firm grasp of what can go wrong in business start-up and business transactions. You can put it in my hands to anticipate the potential conflicts and build those safeguards into the contracts and agreements. While I am fluent in the necessary legalese, I always strive to break it down in plain terms for my clients without the jargon.

Business Sense For Legal Transactions

Contact my Fort Lauderdale office to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss business structuring or a pending deal. Call 954-869-9155 or contact me online.

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