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Business & Entrepreneurial Law

Our firm advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business related services. We advise business owners, entrepreneurs and managers on business law, start-up assistance -including the formation of an entity, and on the protection of a trademark or license agreement. We also assist with the process of buying or selling a business.

Business Startup Services

Starting a business requires thorough planning. The expertise we provide comes from more than thirty years of legal practice, and over twenty years owning and operating businesses internationally other than a law practice. Our firm assists business owners in the formation of legally sound business entities and helps entrepreneurs devise business strategies that help them achieve their goals. We advise on the business startup and formation process as well as issues related to selection of entity type and jurisdiction, including:

  • Subchapter C-corporation formation
  • Subchapter S-corporation formation
  • Limited liability company (LLC) formation
  • Partnership formation (including LLP)
  • Stock purchases
  • Asset purchases
  • Joint ventures
  • Non-disclosure and non-compete agreement

We also advise on and draft shareholder agreements, membership agreements or partnership agreements as part of the entity formation process.

Buying and Selling Businesses

Our firm can guide business owners in the multi-stage process of buying or selling a business, including:

  • Advising on the structure of the transaction
  • Negotiation of terms and drafting of the deal memorandum
  • Advising sellers on legal strategies to address issues raised during the due diligence process
  • Advising buyers on conducting legal due diligence
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the extensive documentation involved in a business transaction, such as asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements and security agreements

Preparation and Review of Business Contracts

In consultation with business owners, we review, draft and negotiate contracts related to various business activities, including:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Distribution agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Releases and waivers
  • Property agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Lease agreements


Recommended Links

Starting a Business in FloridaThis information, from the State of Florida, is only a beginning. We can help you be sure you have the right type of entity for your needs and that you start your business on solid legal footing.

LLC Formation Form – this form will provide us with the basic information needed to set up your limited liability company. Feel free to contact us with questions.

Corporate Formation Form – this form will provide us with the basic information needed to set up your corporation. Feel free to contact us with questions.

The Greater Naples Chamber of CommerceOur firm has been an active member of this organization for several years.

Marco Island Area Chamber of CommerceOur firm has been an active member of this organization for several years.

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Southwest Florida – This is a regional Chamber covering the 5 counties of Collier, Lee, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte.

SCORE of Naples - SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed.  They offer consulting services free of charge and educational seminars for a fee.  If you would like help setting up a new corporation, contact us for an initial consultation. 

SCORE of Lee County - SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed.  They offer consulting services free of charge and educational seminars for a fee.  If you would like help setting up a new corporation, contact us for an initial consultation. 

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – At Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). In addition to the SBDC’s core service offerings of consulting provided at no-cost, training, and business research, the Florida SBDC Network also provides a comprehensive toolkit of specialized services for qualifying businesses looking to accelerate market growth, including: Growth Acceleration, International Trade, Government Contracting, and Business Continuation. 

Collier County Business Tax Receipts – Business tax requirements in Collier County.

Lee County Business Tax Requirements


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Patrick Neale & Associates serves clients throughout Southwest Florida and has office locations in Naples and Marco Island.

Hiring an attorney is an important decision which should not be based solely on advertising. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.



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5470 Bryson Court, Suite 103, Naples, FL 34109
| Phone: 239-642-1485
(By appointment) 950 North Collier Blvd., 4th Floor, Marco Island, FL 34145
| Phone: 239-642-1485
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 9440, Naples, FL 34101-9440
| Phone: 239-642-1485

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5470 Bryson Court, Suite 103, Naples, FL 34109
950 North Collier Blvd., 4th Floor, Marco Island, FL 34145 (hours by appointment)
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 9440, Naples, FL 34101
Phone: 239-642-1485 | Fax: 239-642-1487
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