Business Law & Asset Protection Practice Group


MacLean and Ema provides legal services in business law and related areas, including general contract and commercial law and law relating to for-profit and not-for-profit entities. The firm forms, and manages the on-going legal needs of, corporations, limited partnerships, general partnerships and limited liability companies – including family owned businesses and businesses owned by unrelated parties (though the firm does not practice in the area of securities laws). The firm’s non-profit work includes family and non-family foundations and public charities.

More specifically, the services provided by MacLean and Ema include the following:

  • Select the for-profit or not-for-profit entity best suited to a client’s needs and form the appropriate entity
  • Make all necessary filings with federal and state governmental agencies for private foundations and public charities
  • Act as general counsel and oversee internal administration requirements of entities, including annual filings, annual meetings, and distributions
  • Create and implement domestic asset protection and business succession plans
  • Draft, negotiate, and implement shareholder’s agreements, buy-sell agreements, and employment contracts
  • Represent clients in the purchase and sale of businesses
  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts of all kinds and negotiate and settle contract disputes
  • Negotiate and prepare loan agreements, financing statements, and other documentation in connection with loans and secured transactions of all kinds

Adan A. Aulet