Business Planning

SC&S lawyers guide individuals, families and closely-held businesses through the tax, business, legal and other issues involved with Business Planning, including the organization and operation of businesses, acquisitions, mergers, reorganizations and sales and financing. SC&S lawyers pride themselves on the ability to bring both business sense and common sense as well as legal expertise to bear on the issues confronting their clients. SC&S's substantial experience in this field includes advising clients on succession planning, the tax-free reorganizations and sales of businesses, reorganization of businesses to minimize Texas franchise tax, planning for investments in oil and gas, water rights and venture capital phase start-up businesses in the U.S. by non-residents. Understanding that the skills necessary for advising for-profit businesses are the same as those required for charitable enterprises, SC&S lawyers also devote considerable time to assisting charitable organizations, especially with respect to their tax exemption-related issues.