In Small Business, it’s All Personal

It is simply impossible to separate the small business owner’s personal and business needs.  In small business, it’s all personal. At Blake & Pulsifer our business law attorneys committed to supporting Arizona’s small business owners at every stage of the business cycle. Whether it is entity selection, business acquisition, leases, operational contracts, employee issues, growth strategies or exit strategies, we can provide cost effective and practical legal solutions. For instance, we can take the guess work out of entity selection and business formation by taking the time to understand our clients’ long term goals and values. When acquiring an existing business, our clients rely on us to guide them through the maze of negotiations, due diligence, financing and closing. We encourage our clients to take care of their valuable business relationships–appropriate organizational documentation and buy/sell agreements are crucial to maintaining the synergy and vitality of business relationships. Likewise, proper operational contracts with vendors, employees, clients and landlords are extremely important to set expectations and avoid time consuming and costly disputes. Finally, when the time comes to sell a business or pass the legacy to the next generation, Blake & Pulsifer can help to ensure a smooth transition.

Business Law Attorneys: Marc Pulsifer, Paul Liberatore.

Representative Business
Clients and Industries

Manufacturing and Industry

  • Medical Device Manufacturers
  • Plastic Injection Molding Operations
  • Automotive Accessories and Parts Manufacturers
  • Janitorial and  Building Maintenance Contractors
  • Auto Salvage and Recycling
  • Mining Industry Manufacturing
  • Independent Sales Representatives and Distributors
  • Technology Companies
  • Automobile Dealerships
  • Solar Electric Companies
  • Air Conditioning Control Design
  • Motion Simulators for Gaming
  • Public Utility Software Developers
  • Semiconductor Design

Professional Service Providers

  • Engineers
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Accountants
  • Veterinarians
  • Marketing and Communications Companies
  • Designers
  • Financial Services Professionals
  • Software Development Companies
  • IT Professionals
  • Real Estate Agents and Brokers
  • Professional Employee Organizations (Employee Leasing)
  • Sports Technology and Information

Retailers, Restaurants, and Personal Service Providers

  • Clothing and Apparel Outlets
  • Franchises
  • Fitness Studios
  • Designers
  • Florists
  • Beauty Salons and Spas
  • Furniture Retailers
  • Vending Machine Businesses
  • Home Health Care Company
  • Floor Covering Company


  • General Contractors
  • Construction Subcontractors
  • Pool Builders
  • Plumbing Contractors
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Transportation Planning Company

Community, Education, Faith, Hobbyists

  • Inter-municipal Corporations
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Charter Schools
  • Vocational Schools
  • Churches
  • Motor Sport Enthusiasts

Business Services

Entity Selection and Formation

  • Corporations
  • Subchapter S Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies

Owner Agreements

  • Bylaws
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Funded and Unfunded Buy-sell Agreements
  • LLC Operating Agreements
  • Stock Option Plans

Operational Contracts

  • Employment Agreements
  • Non-disclosure, Non-compete and Non-solicitation Agreements
  • Work Product and Intellectual Property Assignments
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Real Estate Leases and Purchase Contracts
  • Equipment Purchase and Rental
  • Financing Arrangements and Loans
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Sales Contracts
  • Standard Customer Contracts
  • Distributor Agreements
  • Sales Representative Agreements
  • Product Warranties
  • Indemnity Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements

Business Consulting

  • Pre-litigation Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Issues
  • Benefits
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Liquidation Planning
  • Employee Termination
  • Non-qualified Employee Incentive Plans
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Collections
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Income Taxes
  • State and Local Taxes
  • Banking Relationships
  • Accounting Practices
  • Creditor and Debt Problems

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Identifying Potential Buyers/partners
  • Identifying Acquisition Targets
  • Obtaining Confidentiality Agreements
  • Negotiating Deal Structure
  • Drafting Letters of Intent
  • Due Diligence
  • Drafting Transaction Documents
  • Purchase Contracts
  • Security Agreements
  • Seller Financing Arrangements
  • Third Party Financing
  • Closing Services
  • Post Closing Transactions
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