Business Contracts and Structuring. Mr. Patton helps clients with business formation, entity selection, corporate structuring and restructuring, corporate succession, contract drafting and negotiation, and related matters. He regularly helps clients with their day-to-day contracting needs such as consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and service agreements.
His recent work in this area includes:
- Drafting a management services agreement for a national restaurant chain in connection with the acquisition of restaurants owned by a franchisee.
- Helping a real estate developer with corporate restructuring and succession planning issues.
- Preparing a services agreement to allow a client to partner with another firm in the same industry to expand the client’s geographical territory in which it can offer services.
Tax Background. Mr. Patton is a certified public accountant (CPA). Before he became a lawyer, he consulted with businesses and individuals on tax compliance and planning issues at an accounting firm in Tucson, Arizona.