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Fleet, Smith & Freeman

Fort Walton Beach And Destin Business Lawyers

The attorneys at Fleet, Smith & Freeman — Helping Florida’s businesses grow and thrive for more than 60 combined years.

Corporate Law Attorneys Serving Destin, Crestview And The Florida Panhandle

At Fleet, Smith & Freeman, we provide legal guidance and counsel to large, midsized and startup companies throughout the Florida Panhandle.

For more than 60 combined years, our Fort Walton Beach attorneys have helped entrepreneurs form and grow their businesses, provided legal advice on the day-to-day activities of existing businesses and helped established corporations take advantage of new business opportunities. Our firm provides full-service corporate and business law advice; our services include everything from business formation, to drafting and reviewing contracts and assisting with mergers, acquisitions, sales and dissolution.

We have a tax attorney on staff. Under his guidance, our firm advises businesses on the best methods to reduce their tax liabilities, and advises corporations regarding the tax implications of everyday business decisions. We also help entrepreneurs understand the tax implications when choosing an entity form for their company and advise business owners on the tax implications during the sale or dissolution of their business.

Helping Florida’s Businesses Come To Life

Starting a business is an exciting time. Visions begin to come to life, opportunities abound and entrepreneurs begin to see their dreams take shape. At Fleet, Smith & Freeman, we are as excited about your new business as you are.

Our attorneys provide entrepreneurs with the benefit of hindsight. We’ve seen what works and what does not. Together, we can help you avoid common pitfalls, reduce your personal liability and structure your startups in a way that lays the foundation for future growth and success.

At Fleet, Smith & Freeman, we assist clients with every aspect of business formation, including:

  • Advising on entity structure, whether that be a corporation, limited liability company, partnership or sole proprietorship
  • Drafting articles of incorporation, bylaws, and partnership and shareholder agreements
  • Advising on methods to limit personal liability
  • Negotiating and drafting employment and vendor contracts
  • Ensuring government and regulatory compliance
  • Tax implications
  • Purchase and sale of business interests

Our lawyers also represent clients during business litigation.

Contact Fleet, Smith & Freeman

For help forming your business or for ongoing business counsel and advice, contact our Fort Walton Beach business attorneys at 850-651-4006. Together we will help you make smart business decisions and pave the road to future growth and success.