Business Law

Mr. Appel acts as corporate counsel to many closely held and family-owned businesses, providing services in the following areas:

  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts
  • Formation of corporations, limited liabilities and partnerships
  • Shareholder agreements and operating agreements
  • Business succession planning
  • Purchase and sale of businesses
  • Employment and separation agreements
  • Non-Disclosure agreements and restrictive covenants
  • Tax exempt organizations

Mr. Appel also works extensively with farmers and farm families, working with them to develop effective business structures for the operation of their farm, asset protection strategies, tax strategies to minimize estate and death taxes, and strategies to transfer the family farm to the next generation in an orderly and efficient manner.