Shoffner & Associates represents sole proprietors, partnerships, companies, and businesses in the Boston area, throughout Massachusetts and the United States. Like the companies it represents, the firm is small — just a few very dedicated lawyers with over a quarter century in business and legal experience. They provide focused and effective legal services to each client whether it is a general business law, litigation, contract, trademark, copyright, estate planning, or probate matter. Shoffner & Associates attorneys are committed to making sure that their clients get the best service and the results that they need.

Shoffner & Associates advises small start-up businesses in business planning, entity selection, and other formation issues. They help their established business clients with business litigation, tax, trademark and copyright advice, and they provide outstanding support in succession planning, estate planning, business transfers and sales, and dissolution.

Starting Your Business

Is starting your own business right for you? Are you ready?

Inc? LLC? What’s Right for Me?
Selecting the right business entity for your start-up or small business is one of the most important decisions you will make during the life of your business. There is no one-size-fits-all entity for every type of business and choosing the right business entity depends on several critical variables. When the attorneys at Shoffner & Associates help you select your business entity, we make sure that your choice will help ensure your success.

According to Ted Turner, “Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.” Game or not, every new business needs money to get started, and making the right financing decisions is critical to business success. There are plenty of options available for finding money to start a new business or expand an existing one. Most businesses begin with the owner’s capital or loans from friends and family. Some are successful in obtaining bank financing or using a government sponsored loan program. The lawyers at Shoffner & Associates know how to help you and your new business choose the right way to get the best financial start.

Running Your Business

Continuous improvement designed to lead to continuous profit.

Contracts are as vital to a business as the Red Sox are to Boston. A bad contract can stop your business – cold. Knowing your rights and obligations under a contract, as well as knowing what to do in case of a breach, are essential for protecting your interests.

We help our clients with every aspect of contracts: drafting, review, revision, and negotiation. At Shoffner & Associates our lawyers’ mastery of contract law will help keep your company running successfully.

No matter what kind of litigation your business faces, effective resolution requires focused, competent, practical, and cost-effective legal representation. The attorneys at Shoffner & Associates have the right combination of legal know-how and business expertise to achieve the best results.

The Finish Line

Let's look at some steps that you and your professionals can take.

The best exit strategies are implemented with the help of a knowledgeable attorney and an informed accountant. As soon as you start your business, you should be planning your successful exit. Let Shoffner & Associates show you how to do it right.

When it comes right down to it, there are only two kinds of buy-sell agreements: the kind that is drawn up at the right time and the one that is drawn up too late. Most businesses begin drawing up a buy-sell agreement when it is too late.

The best buy-sell agreement for you is the one that is built to match your circumstances and address your objectives. The lawyers at Shoffner & Associates welcome the opportunity to help you. Contact us to discuss your business’s goals.

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