Business Knowledge - Legal Know How

Business Governance

Small and medium size businesses many times have difficulty in dealing with Board composition.  Before a board of directors can be effective, the make-up of the board must be sound.  A solid board of directors means effective decisions by a board to reach the owners’ goals.  Some of the hardest decisions for a business in developing an effective board involve:


  • Finding qualified Directors

  • Internal Directors versus outside or independent Directors

  • Board/Officers/Executive responsibilities

  • Director compensation; monetary and/or equity

  • Control issues

  • Strategies of cumulative voting versus statutory voting

  • Balancing concerns of shareholders, investors, employees, and officers

Stucki Legal, PLLC strategizes with and assists companies to develop effective boardrooms and enhance the company's growth goals. We also can provide legal services in all types of merger and acquisition activities, including the following:
  • Acquisitions
  • Mergers
  • Sales
  • Divestitures


  • Spin-offs
  • Going-private transactions
  • Reorganizations
  • Change of control


Our firm provides comprehensive legal guidance on the following transactions:


  • Advice on deal structure
  • Advice on organizational structure
    • Corporations

    • Limited Liability Companies

    • Professional organizations

    • Nonprofit organizations

    • Other types of business organizations

  • Drafting and negotiation of:
    • Asset, stock, membership, and partnership interests

    • Purchase and sale agreements

  • Drafting and negotiation of business documents, including the following:
    • Employment agreements

    • Director and Boardroom agreements

    • Proxy and voting trust agreements

    • Bills of sale and assignments

    • Non-compete agreements

    • Non-disclosure agreements

    • Consulting agreements

    • Transition agreements

    • Promissory notes

    • Security and pledge agreements

    • Independent contractor agreements


For help with Company Governance, merger and acquisition matters, or business agreements, please contact us.