Business Ownership and Ownership Governance Documents

At Caliber Law, we know that having the right documents to establish and to govern your business can make the difference between your success and your failure, which is why we offer a wide variety of business ownership and governance document services to help get you ahead.

Successful operation and governance of your business is more than just filing the Articles of Incorporation with the State:

When it comes to ownership and governance documents for your business, what you don't know will hurt you. We often say that online legal registration providers such as LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer are our best clients, because what they don't help or assist you with are documents like a Buy-Sell Agreement which provides items for resolving disputes between business partners and other common and important protections. For instance, do you know what happens when you or your business partner wants to leave? Do you know what the purchase price would be if you wanted to leave the business? Do you even have the right to leave and get your partner to buy you out? Can you buy your partner out and at what terms? Can you get forced out of your business? Did your partner sign a non-compete?

All of these questions are normally answered by a Buy-Sell Agreement or Shareholder Agreement, which is a document that these online services by state law cannot provide, and which contain the most important questions for you and your business down the road. What type of salary can each partner take? How do we deal with any disagreements between the partners? All of these questions should be dealt with in carefully drafted documents – these important questions are not at all addressed by online services and they could care less about your long term well-being and the value of your business.

Don't find out too late that you have problems with your legal entity and set-up. Having the right documents that help support or govern the decision-making in your business is extremely important. During our meeting with you, we will discuss the proper documentation that you should put into place, which includes such items as Corporate By-Laws, Operating Agreements, and Buy-Sell Agreements which lay out the very important rules for what happens if a business partner wants to leave the business.

Our Services for Business Governance Documents Include:

  • Corporate Record Books
  • By-Laws
  • Operating Agreements
  • Corporate Resolutions
  • Corporate Minutes
  • Buy-Sell Agreements and Shareholder Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements with Owners
  • Buy-Out Provisions
  • Owner Work-Outs
  • Buy-In Agreements
  • Stock Option and Stock Option Agreements
  • Automatic Buy-Out Provisions
  • Ownership and Investor Negotiations
  • Management Agreements
  • ESOPs and Employee Stock Option Plans
  • Business Succession Planning Documents
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Planning and Implementation
  • Set-Up of Operations

CONTACT US TODAY to find out what Atty. John W. Schuster can do for you.


Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and located in the center of the Fox Valley, we serve clients in the Oshkosh, Appleton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Waupaca, Wautoma, Ripon, Berlin, Green Lake areas among many other areas throughout the State of Wisconsin.