Privately Held & Small Business

Through our complete legal support, our attorneys can provide accomplished and congenial guidance to businesses across a variety of industries and sizes. From family-owned businesses and private companies to non-profit organizations and local authorities, we work to support our clients’ successes in every step.

As a friend in business, our collaborative community — including our teams in corporate formation, business transaction, commercial litigation, and employment — has helped a variety of enterprises get ahead. Example client industries include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Sales
  • Real Estate Development
  • Building Construction
  • Merchant Banking and Securities
  • Retail and Commercial Lending
  • Health Care
  • Building and Landscape Design
  • Technology
  • Professional Services

No matter the specifics of your business, we provide sophisticated litigation for middle-market businesses and their owners in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Business Structuring and Operations

Across North Carolina and Virginia, our attorneys have helped businesses form and structure partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. We have experience obtaining financing using an array of public and private debt and equity instruments. Further, we can assist in other legal needs, including:

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts with customers, vendors, and distributors
  • Handle legislative, administrative, and regulatory matters
  • Assist with collections and creditors’ rights issues

Tax Strategies

 Sands Anderson’s attorneys also assist clients with tax planning and help businesses navigate transactions to achieve favorable tax results. Our experience also includes advising executive officers and owners on issues such as:

  • Estate Planning
  • Severance
  • Compensation Issues
  • Succession Planning


We work with in-house counsel and also act as general counsel for small and mid-sized companies. Our business litigators have a wealth of experience resolving complex issues, including:

  • Contracts
  • Financing
  • Collections and Creditors’ Rights
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Trademark
  • Trade Secrets
  • Franchising
  • Antitrust Issues

We look for proactive solutions to resolve disputes early, and — if needed — bring our strengths and talents into the courtroom. In every step, we serve as an ally to provide the legal support you need to focus on doing what you do best: running your business.

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