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Your Start-Up Personal Lawyer

If there’s one business that needs a great business savvy lawyer, it’s a start-up. While mature operating businesses have in-house lawyers on staff or on retainer, start-ups usually lack the budget to hire their own in-house lawyers or engage expensive big firm legal representation.
Michael Caolo & Associates serves as outsourced and virtual legal counsel for start-ups and emerging companies 24/7. We manage the legal aspects of your start-up so that you focus on the launch and operations on the business side. We help start-ups determine how to structure their business, draft agreements, protect intellectual property, obtain financing and much more. If your company needs an in-house lawyer but can’t afford one, call us now.

Formation of a Corporation or Limited Liability Company

Your Personal Business Lawyer

If your business is owned as a sole proprietorship or partnership, you know your personal liability is exposed and at risk. We will guide you to the most appropriate legal entity formation that is in your best interests. We have years of experience in all areas of business law, and have advised small, medium and large businesses throughout the United States with the formation and structuring process. We are your trusted business partner and legal advisor as you prepare to make your business grow. We know how to meet your business needs at each stage of the process, including:

  • Private and professional corporations and limited liability companies.
  • Partnerships, including limited partnerships.
  • Sole proprietorships.
  • Restructuring.
  • Record keeping requirements.
  • Corporate minute book requirements.
  • Real property ownership and ownership interests.
  • State and federal government filings.
  • Legal and tax issues of entity formation.

Buying or Selling a Business

If you’re buying or selling a business anywhere in the United States, you will have questions and challenges about financing, negotiating agreements of purchase and sale, and protecting your interests. At Michael Caolo & Associates, we have decades of experience managing the purchase and sale of businesses throughout America. With expertise that combines both legal knowledge and business acumen, we help you reach your business and financial goals.

Michael Caolo & Associates will quickly and effectively provide answers and is experienced with private equity investing, and have the necessary contacts to find merger and acquisition targets, secure funding, and negotiate with sellers, buyers, venture capital firms, and financial lenders.

Venture Capital and Private Equity

Your private equity and venture capital lawyer

If you’re growing or buying a business in the United States, you probably are concerned about financing and how to protect your interests. At Michael Caolo & Associates, we have decades of experience advising investors and businesses involved in private investments, equity and venture capital transactions. Our understanding of markets and our sensitivity to business matters help us give our clients the advice to successfully complete their transactions.

  • Negotiating partnership agreements, shareholders’ agreements, and investment arrangements.
  • Preparing private placement memorandum and advice on legal protection.
  • State and Federal Securities law advice.
  • Due diligence and risk assessment.
  • Structuring all aspects of acquisitions/investment vehicles.
  • Negotiation of equity, debt and convertible debt, takeover, merger, plan of arrangement and other acquisition documentation.
  • Structuring and negotiating term sheets, commitment letters, credit agreements and collateral agreements.
  • Structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisition transactions.

From negotiating partnership agreements and providing securities law advice to performing due diligence and warning clients of risks in their positions, Michael Caolo & Associates helps businesses throughout Texas to meet their financial and business goals.

We know how businesses operate on a day-to-day basis. And we bridge the gap between your legal needs and your business goals. With proven expertise in most areas of business and financial law, as well as solid experience with private equity and venture capital issues, we are both a legal advisor and a trusted business partner for our clients wherever they are located.


Impressive Words From Our Clients

We highly recommend Michael Caolo & Associates when intelligent, experienced, and practical legal counsel is needed.

David G.

Michael Caolo is amazing! Whether it’s a big issue or small, he always gives us prompt attention and excellent assistance in resolving any issue.

Brenda M.

Michael has represented our company for over a decade. I don’t make recommendations easily, but recommend him without hesitation. I would consider Michael as one of my closest and best business advisers.

Steve L.