Business Law

Rapid City Business Law Attorneys

Serving Businesses Throughout South Dakota

Businesses of all sizes across all industries face many challenges, from day-to-day operations issues to large shareholder or employee disputes. As a business owner, it is important that you have a legal team you can depend on to help you navigate these unexpected matters, prepare for future challenges, and protect your business and profits as much as possible.

At Beardsley, Jensen & Lee, our Rapid City business law attorneys have more than a century of combined legal experience. We have helped small and large businesses throughout Pennington County and all of South Dakota with a variety of legal needs, such as general counsel issues, business formation and succession, contract formation and enforcement, and real estate concerns. We understand that every business has unique challenges and goals, which is why we work directly with our clients to develop legal strategies tailored to what they need and expect. Our firm employs a team-based approach, pooling our collective experience, knowledge, resources, and skills to build powerful, effective cases for our clients.

If you need help with a legal business matter in or around Rapid City, SD, contact Beardsley, Jensen & Lee today at (605) 777-7466 now.

Meeting the Current & Future Needs of Our Clients

At Beardsley, Jensen & Lee, we understand the ever-changing needs of our business law clients. Whether you are just getting established or are facing a serious dispute that could threaten your company, our attorneys are ready to help. No one is given a cookie-cutter, pre-manufactured solution here. Each client and their business are seen on an individual level, and we deliver individualized answers.

Business Formation, Planning & Succession

One of the most challenging aspects of owning a business is forming it. If you are just starting your business, we can advise you—along with your tax advisor—on selecting the right type of business organization. We can draft the documents you will need and provide insightful information to help ensure continued success from the very beginning.

Passing along or selling a business—whether it involves a partnership, LLC, corporation, or S-Corp—can be a challenge, too. While you are focusing on keeping operations moving smoothly, worrying about succession is not something you want to add to your plate. Instead, add it to ours and breathe a little easier.

Our business formation, planning, and succession lawyers can help with:

  • Articles of incorporation
  • Articles of organization
  • Partnership agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Bylaws
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Buy/sell agreements
  • Asset sales and purchases
  • Non-profit formations

General Counsel for Your Business

Many business owners turn to our Rapid City business law attorneys for general counsel. In this role, we can act as your on-call legal advisors, ready to answer any of your questions and assist with a wide variety of legal processes at a moment’s notice. You don’t need to find the revenue to build an entire legal department for your company when you have Beardsley, Jensen & Lee acted as your source of trusted general counsel.

Businesses that retain us for general counsel usually want assistance with:

  • Drafting agreements, contracts, policies, and other important legal-related documents.
  • Advising senior management and board members about the future of the company.
  • Board and officer governance, including for non-profit organizations.
  • Construction and professional liability issues.
  • Business breakups and dissolutions.
  • Minority shareholder rights.
  • Wrongful termination cases and concerns.
  • Cybersecurity and identity theft issues, often involving third parties.

Reviewing, Drafting & Enforcing Contracts

The gears of any business are usually comprised of contracts. Your company or corporation relies on all sorts of different contracts that ensure all parties involved know their roles and what can happen if they fail to uphold them. With contracts being such an important part of your business, even if they are rarely thought about, you should leave all of them up to us and our extensive business law experience. We can manage all facets of contract drafting and enforcement, including breach of contract disputes with third parties.

Let our firm know if you need assistance with reviewing, drafting, or enforcing contracts related to:

  • Assignments
  • Confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements
  • Employment agreements (for employers and employees)
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Non-circumvention agreements
  • Non-competes and enforcement
  • Promissory notes
  • Sales agreements
  • Subcontractor agreements
  • Waivers

Real Estate Transactions & Conflicts

Real estate law is complicated, but it can get even more complex when factoring in business ownership or commercial property. Allow us to help with any real estate-related concerns or issues your business might be facing, so you do not risk making a preventable mistake in such a costly situation. You can also rely on us to guide you through real estate transactions as either the buyer or the seller. Our goal is to make sure you are given the best deal.

We are highly experienced with these real estate contracts and situations:

  • Contracts for deed
  • Deeds
  • Easements/rights-of-way (all types)
  • Future interests
  • Leases (commercial and residential)
  • Mineral deeds/mining claims
  • Mortgages
  • Options
  • Purchase agreements
  • Water/well use agreements

Types of Business Law Clients We Serve

With extensive and varied experience across a range of industries, our Rapid City business law attorneys represent all types of clients, including both small business owners and largescale corporations. If your company needs legal help, then we are the first name to call. Dial (605) 777-7466 now.

Our firm routinely serves clients in the following industries:

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Mining
  • Jewelry manufacturing
  • Education
  • Food and hospitality
  • Manufacturing

Please note that this is not a complete list. If you are looking for a business law attorney to help you with your specific and unique legal challenges, do not hesitate to contact Beardsley, Jensen & Lee right away to schedule a complimentary consultation with a member of our legal team.

Why Choose Us?

When it comes to handling business disputes and preparing for the future success of your business, you should work with a lawyer with the right experience and resources. After all, your business—and your livelihood—are on the line.

At Beardsley, Jensen & Lee, we bring more than 100 years of collective experience and a team-focused approach to every case we handle. We also go above and beyond for our clients, providing attentive, personal service and strategic, forward-thinking solutions. Our attorneys will work directly with you to anticipate future challenges and meet disputes head-on, always with the goal of protecting your business and its best interests.

We see ourselves as not only your legal team but also your partner in future successes. From contract drafting and business organization to complex commercial litigation, our attorneys have what it takes to help you navigate any legal challenge. We strive to make the process as stress-free for you as possible, all while protecting everything you have worked so hard to build.

Learn How Beardsley, Jensen & Lee Can Help You—Call for a Free Consultation

Regardless of your legal needs, we encourage you to reach out to our firm today to learn more about how we can help you get on the right track to success. At Beardsley, Jensen & Lee, we truly care about our clients, as well as our community as a whole. We are proud to support the legal needs of small local businesses, as well as large commercial enterprises throughout South Dakota.

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