Business Services

Business lawyers for business people

Whether your business is expanding into new markets throughout Ohio, looking to grow in other states, or consolidating to meet customer needs with greater efficiency, Harpst Becker can assist you. We can help determine the ideal structure for your business transactions and how to properly document your agreements, corporate records, and other business documents, all with careful attention to strategic planning and legal compliance.

Harpst Becker also works with clients on a variety of transactions to ensure successful business operations, including:

  • Intra-corporate transactions
  • Stock repurchase agreements
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Close corporation agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Business succession planning
  • All other significant business transactions

Harpst Becker can also provide assistance to help clients negotiate, review, and prepare legal documents for their businesses, such as:

  • Commercial contracts
  • Leases
  • Licenses
  • NDAs
  • Employment contracts
  • Employee non-compete agreements
  • Purchase orders
  • Credit agreements
  • Financing documents
  • And more

At Harpst Becker, our core services focus on guiding our clients through business entity selection and formation, as well as governance and regulatory compliance, including:

  • Corporate resolutions
  • By-law reviews
  • LLC operating agreements
  • And other corporate and entity record-keeping requirements

Plus, we work frequently with our clients’ other advisors, accountants, lenders and insurance professionals to provide legal counsel that seamlessly integrates with their overall business strategy.

Commercial Transactions

Harpst Becker provides legal advice or in-depth reviews of your commercial transactions.

Services include:

  • Negotiation
  • Review and documentation of business contracts
  • Financing agreements
  • Credit agreements
  • Loan documents
  • Sales contracts
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Negotiable instruments
  • UCC financing statements
  • Any other business transactions

Corporate Governance

Harpst Becker can assist corporate clients with a wide range of services, including:

  • Preparation of annual corporate resolutions
  • Board meeting minutes
  • By-laws updates
  • Operating agreements
  • Stock transactions
  • Close corporation agreements
  • Corporate dissolutions
  • Understanding rules and operating requirements of selected businesses
  • Transitioning a business from generation to generation while making sure legacies are protected
  • Any other legally required corporate governance documents

Regulatory Compliance

In the current environment, businesses face ever-increasing regulations across industries that are confusing even for a savvy business person. Harpst Becker attorneys can help guide you through the complicated regulations that govern your business operations. We offer regulatory compliance insights in the following areas:

  • Construction law and project management
  • Employment and labor relations
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Food and drug law


At Harpst Becker, we know business lawyers and we know our clients. We also understand, and even expect, most businesses to inevitably encounter disputes over commercial contracts, business deals, and related claims — be it trade secrets and unfair competition claims, to business torts, breach of contract, and accusations of false advertising. Business disputes are complicated, confusing, and resource consuming, and the team at Harpst Becker can assist your business by limiting these disputes with timely intervention. However, there are times, despite your best efforts, when a lawsuit is unavoidable. This is when you need an experienced advocate guiding you through the process. Business litigation is what we do, and is one of our core legal services. Your dispute may go before a judge, jury, or even an arbitration panel, and our seasoned legal team will advocate for you from beginning to end.

Our business legal services are second to none. Contact Todd Harpst or John Becker and let’s start the conversation.