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Business and Commercial Law

We are experienced in the representation of individuals, small businesses, large companies, local government entities, financial institutions, non-profits, public utilities, investors, property owners, developers, builders, licensed professionals, entrepreneurs, and a wide variety of other individuals, entities and institutions in a broad range of business and commercial matters.


Our experience in commercial and business-related areas ranges from negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements, preparing real estate documents and corporate filings, providing advice and counsel on employment and human resources issues, resolving difficulties with vendors and competitors, handling corporate and business finance matters, obtaining proper licenses and approvals, protecting intellectual property and other property rights, negotiating and closing mergers and acquisitions, conducting board of director and shareholder meetings, to prosecuting warranted litigation on behalf of our clients or defending them against frivolous claims in court, including mediation, arbitration, and trials before judges and juries.
Whether you are starting a new business or operating an existing company after many years, we can provide the legal help you need.

Business Startup Services

Starting a business requires thorough planning. Our firm assists new 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 including issues related to selection of entity type and jurisdiction.

• C-corporation formation
• S-corporation formation
• Limited liability company (LLC) formation
• Partnership formation (including LLP)
• Stock purchases
• Asset purchases
• Joint ventures


We also consult with business owners to draft shareholder 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

Our firm consults with business owners to draft, review, and negotiate contracts related to various business activities, including:

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

Business and Commercial Litigation



We will work closely with you to evaluate your potential claims or defenses. We represent clients before administrative agencies, alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation or arbitration, jury or court trials in state and federal court as well as proceedings before appellate courts. We help clients prepare their case and counsel them on the steps and procedures involved to guide them to a successful result within the bounds of the law and facts in their particular case.

The Attorneys at Bailey and Poarch assist clients throughout Cleveland County, McClain County, and Oklahoma County. We serve all of the surrounding areas, including but not limited to Norman, Moore, Noble, Blanchard, Newcastle, Purcell, Lexington, Slaughterville, Little Axe, Washington, Oklahoma City, Cleveland County, McClain County, and Oklahoma County, OK.

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