40 Wildbriar Road, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14623

Legal Services for Businesses

At Ferr & Mullin, we provide a full range of legal services for small and medium size businesses. We are here for you at the beginning (business formation or purchase), the middle (business transactions), and the end (succession planning and selling a business). We take time to thoroughly understand the details of our clients’ business and goals. We pride ourselves on accuracy, practicality, and our willingness to work hard for you.

The Beginning

We assist entrepreneurs with entity selection and formation, compliance, funding, commercial real estate leases or purchases, and other financing. We advise and counsel on business strategy and investor relations. We can help you define your needs and then meet them. We’ve been here before; rely on us.

The Middle

We act as outside general counsel for a large number of diverse businesses, including real estate investors, tool & die companies, restaurants, software companies, personal service providers, environmental engineers, landscape companies, dance studios, manufacturing companies, neighborhood markets, farm supply companies, not-for-profits, medical practices and many more. We respond to day-to-day legal questions. We also draft, review and negotiate all types of commercial contracts, including:

  • financing documents
  • employment contracts
  • independent contractor agreements
  • confidentiality agreements
  • supplier and vendor contracts
  • intellectual property contracts
  • non-compete agreements
  • service agreements
  • licensing agreements
  • author / publisher contracts

J. P. Morgan once said, "I do not pay my lawyers to tell me what I cannot do, but to tell me how to do what I want to do." The right lawyer for your business will not respond to your questions with a simple "That's OK" or "No, you can't do that," but will outline all your available options and tell you what other businesses in your situation normally do. We are going to capture the terms of the deal, protect you from as many consequences as possible, and explain the risks.

The End

Our attorneys also have extensive experience representing clients who are buying or selling a small or medium size business. This requires not only an understanding of the goals of the parties, but also familiarity with the typical acquisition process and agreements, and an understanding of specific legal issues, including tax planning considerations, financing, environmental issues, and transition issues. We are flexible problem solvers, here to help you get your deal done.

Call Ferr & Mullin at 585-869-0210 for a free consultation,
or email a question and an attorney will respond.

*All Rochester photos courtesy of Guy Conglio - childhood friend and uber talented local artist