Business, Corporate, and Start-up Law

Business Formation, Contracts, Compliance, and more...

The Kansas City corporate lawyers at the Kane Law Office provide comprehensive legal services to organizations in all stages of development, ranging from sole proprietors and start-up companies, to small and medium-sized businesses.

We strive to craft each transaction to avoid disputes while also securing significant legal advantages for our clients should any controversy arise. Our practice covers a wide range of traditional corporate/business issues, including business start-up advice, entity formation, drafting operating documents and ownership agreements, assisting with purchases and sales of businesses, contract drafting and negotiation, employment law, licensing and regulatory compliance issues, and serving in an outside general counsel capacity.

Click HERE to view our Business Entity and Formation Brochure for Missouri and Kansas Corporations, LLC’s, and other types of entities.

Entity Selection and Business Formation

  • Entity selection, formation, registration, and foreign qualification (LLC’s, S Corporations, C Corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, nonprofits, and other specialized entities)
  • Advising regarding exit strategies and tax issues
  • ​​Operating agreements and partnership agreements
  • Articles of incorporation/organization and bylaws
  • Shareholder buy-sell agreements
  • Operating policies and procedures manuals
  • Corporate governance (including corporate meetings, minutes, and resolutions)
  • Buy/Sell Agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Commercial real estate leases

Business Transactions

  • Purchases and Sales of Businesses
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Contracts and other commercial agreements
  • Vendor and supplier contracts regarding the purchase of products or services
  • Lease agreements and renewals
  • Compliance and licensing issues that are industry-specific based on federal, state and municipal statutes, laws, and regulations

Employment Law

  • Employee policy and procedure handbooks
  • Employment contracts, including confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements (both employer and employee-side representation are available)
  • Separation and severance agreements

Outside General Counsel

  • For companies without an in-house legal resource, the Kane Law Office can handle day-to-day, routine legal matters at a fraction of the cost of traditional large law firms.
  • Mr. Kane was previously outside counsel for a variety companies, ranging from start-up companies, family owned businesses, to various publicly traded and Fortune 100 and 500 companies.