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Stock Transfer Agreement: Everything You Need To Know About It

On June 4, 2020, in Corporate, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Alternatively known as a share purchase agreement or a stock purchase agreement, a stock transfer agreement lays down the terms and conditions of the sale and purchase of the shares of a company. This agreement transfers all the rights in the shares from one person to another.  This agreement differs from an “asset purchase agreement” and hiring the right attorney who knows the differences could very well mean the difference between success and failure of your new business. 

Key Clauses of Stock Transfer Agreement

Here is a list of the key clauses of a stock transfer agreement:

  1. Transfer of shares
  2. Transfer of price
  3. Cost of transfer
  4. Mode of payment
  5. Transfer completion
  6. Representations and warranties of the transferor
  7. Representations and warranties of the transferee
  8. Conditions precedent
  9. Conditions subsequent
  10.  Execution and delivery
  11.  Modification of the agreement
  12.  Termination of the agreement
  13.  Governing law and jurisdiction
  14.  Arbitration
  15.  Notices

The agreement should state every detail clearly. Whenever a company or a person invests in shares of another company or purchases shares from an individual, it creates the need for a corporate stock transfer agreement.

Benefits of a Stock Transfer Agreement

There are a few benefits of a stock transfer agreement:

  1. A stock transfer agreement puts all the terms and conditions in writing and gets both parties on the same page. This prevents any misunderstandings from cropping up.
  2. This agreement shows that the transferor is the owner of the stock.
  3. It leads to the creation of a binding transfer.
  4. Representations and warranties of the transferor, as well as the transferee, are mentioned in the stock transfer agreement. This leaves no room for misrepresentations of either party.

Violation of a Stock Transfer Agreement

A stock transfer agreement has a clause that mentions the actions that can be taken in case any party violates it. Most of the agreements contain an arbitration clause, which states that in case a clause is violated, the matter will be resolved by arbitration. Alternatively, other forms of dispute resolution may be mentioned.

The Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC has rich expertise in dealing with the formation of a stock transfer agreement. Seek help now!

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List of Documents You Need to Understand For Corporate Formations

On May 25, 2020, in Corporate, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.
Corporate Formation Services

Corporate formation requires proper planning to ensure that your companies legal needs are protected and that you plan for the success of your corporation.  Failing to hire the right attorneys can be costly in the long term. Knowing the list of documents that you require for a corporate formation is the best way to keep the whole process smooth.

Allow us to present the list of documents required for incorporating a business!

  1. Business Name Reservation Form

A business name reservation form allows you to reserve a unique name for your business while completing the whole incorporation process. This form is required because no two businesses can have the same name.

  • Articles of Incorporation

You have to file these documents with the state for your corporation to exist. It typically includes the business name & address, purpose of the corporation, number & type of shares, corporation’s registered agent, etc.

  • Corporate Bylaws

Corporate bylaws lay out how the shareholders, officers, and directors will split control within the organization. These are the main organizational documents for a corporation.   If this in not done correctly, the company may run into serious trouble in the future.

  • Meeting Minutes

Corporations are required to maintain and store corporate records for government audits and other legal purposes. Meeting minutes document important decisions of the company.

  • Board Resolutions

These document board decisions and show how all the directors voted on different matters. These documents are also important for compliance reasons in case any of the board’s decisions come into question.

  • Stock Certificate

A stock certificate is a piece of paper that records the sale and purchase of shares in the corporation. These certificates specify the business name, shareholder’s name, date of sale, signature of the member who authorized the sale of stock and the company seal.

  • Shareholder Agreement

Shareholder agreements contain the rights and responsibilities that are not mentioned in the corporate bylaws.

  • Annual Report

All the registered business entities have to file an annual report by a certain date every year. It mentions basic information like the company address, names & addresses of the owners and information of the registered agent. Corporate formation attorneys can help you with managing all sorts of corporate formation formalities. Contact us and get the most appropriate legal assistance.

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Reasons Why You Need To Hire a Corporate Formation Attorney

On May 13, 2020, in Corporate, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.
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People generally ask: Why do we need to hire a corporate formation attorney? It is normal for people to ask a question like this when starting a business, for various reasons.

 Are you among these people? We have the answer for you!

  1. Creating Partnerships & Incorporations

Corporate formation services can help you in creating partnerships and facilitate the process of incorporation. These services allow you begin with possible growth potential, profitability and flexibility, since the lawyer helps you understand a variety of options in corporate formation.

  • Avoid Legal Problems

 The nuances of a corporate formation process must be done correctly and precisely to ensure that your business vision is not derailed by insufficient legal terms. A situation may arise when a legal hindrance causes you to halt the process for a while. However, if you hire a corporate formation attorney, the case is easier since you don’t have the stress of diving into the legal details yourself.

  • Completion and Filing of Required Paperwork

Going through the process of completing and filing paperwork is time-consuming. By hiring a highly competent lawyer, all the paperwork is done by them. Additionally, if you are required to sign any documents, the lawyer can review them for you before you sign. This keeps you clear of confusion and ensures proper legal guidance as you begin your business.

  • Protection of Your Interests

Many business owners are not aware of the legal requirements of corporate formations and running a business. A lawyer keeps you informed of the obstacles and solutions, which are highly beneficial for you.  A corporate formation attorney provides the legal guidance necessary so that you only have to worry about your business while they worry about the potential legal pratfalls.

Final Thoughts:

Seek corporate formation services from the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC and our lawyers will help you go smooth with the corporate formation process. Call now!

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On December 29, 2019, in Corporate, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

The corporate stock transfer agreement is a legal medium to help you lawfully sell or transfer your shares of an organization to someone else. The purpose of this document is to ensure clarity about details between you and the other party involved in the deal.

The corporate stock transfer agreement is also known as the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) or the Stock Purchase Agreement. The list of details this agreement contains includes, but is not limited to, the following points:

  • The buyer and seller of shares.
  • The organization the shares are being transferred from.
  • The kind of shares.
  • All payment terms.

What is the role of an attorney in this agreement?

The role of an experienced business attorney is important. It is because an attorney has the knowledge to make sure everything is clear and correct in the agreement.  An attorney will also properly advise you on the implications of certain clauses contained in the agreement, as well as whether you should be consulting with other professionals such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Reasons to seek help from a business attorney:

You need help from a business attorney for a number of reasons. For example:

  • They have experience and knowledge of the law to help you negotiate terms and avoid pitfalls.
  • The luxury of a strong legal perspective is crucial.
  • Your level of risk is mitigated.
  • Both parties involved remain safe because an independent review of the stock transfer agreement is prepared.
  • Insight to avoid future litigation and expenses.

The role of an attorney is very important in the preparation of a Stock Transfer Agreements. An experienced attorney knows all the legalities and the do’s and don’ts involved in the lawful preparation of Stock Transfer Agreements. They legally safeguard the financial and business interest of both the parties involved in the agreement.

If you are looking for someone who can assist you on this front, the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber, Prakope, PLLC, a group of experienced business attorneys, are just a call away. Call us at 516-858-2620.

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