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Carl Lisman and Richard Kozlowski, both directors at Lisman Leckerling, frequently advise clients on the legal process of forming, expanding, merging, or acquiring businesses. Both attorneys have spent years working in corporate and real-estate law, giving them the experience needed to help clients plan for successful business formations and transactions.

Business Entities

One of the most common questions in business law is: Which type of business entity is right for me? The answer depends on a number of factors—including the size and type of business, desired tax attributes, number and class of owners, number of employees, etc. We can help you sift through these considerations to get your business started on a firm foundation, and can also help you with it implementation. Depending on the entity selected, we can assist with all necessary state and federal filings, as well as the creation of the initial records.

Business Transitions

We can help you create a plan to move your business to the next level, whether it’s an acquisition, a sale, a merger, or a transfer to a family member.

Owners’ Agreements

It’s critical to memorialize business agreements for the future so you have a plan to address issues such as retirement, disability, or death. A well-crafted owners’ agreement can prevent complications or litigation by providing a written roadmap for the future of your business.


A letter of intent, a memorandum of understanding, due diligence, and negotiation of the purchase agreement are critical to a successful business merger or acquisition. We can help you avoid costly missteps from the initial agreement to the final transaction.


Our corporate attorneys have a depth of experience negotiating, drafting, and reviewing all business contracts, including leases, equipment contracts, licenses, mortgages, lines and letters of credit, employment agreements, promissory notes, incentive compensation arrangements, and more.

Intellectual Property

We can help you navigate issues related to branding, trademarks and tradenames.

For more information on business law, please contact Carl or Rick at 802-864-5756 or and

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