Becoming a successful business did not happen overnight. You worked hard, made sacrifices, worked harder. You are an expert at doing what you do best—setting the strategy and working to assure the profitability of your company. That is why you want legal counsel with a head for business. At Kelly & Associates, we are entrepreneurial and business-minded lawyers with the legal skill, financial savvy and industry knowledge required to negotiate in the dynamic corporate legal arena on your behalf. With experience in a range of industry sectors from health care to utilities, software development to non-profits, we understand the complexities of business operations and can help you achieve your goals.

Our unwavering commitment is to provide the highest level of service and to exceed client expectations always, something we do by being fully immersed in your business and industry and aligned with your objectives.  We can counsel and assist you in the internal legal aspects of your business, including:

  • Corporate formation
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Strategic planning
  • Partnership agreements
  • Operating Agreements, bylaws, and other company documents
  • Contractor and subcontractor agreements
  • Bid contests
  • General Counsel services
  • Executive employment and compensation agreements
  • Executive Severance Agreements

Vanessa Kelly serves as a co-chair of the Executive Agreements and Compensation Committee for the American Bar Association (Employment Section, ERR Committee).  As such, she stays in touch with developments in this area nationwide, exchanging ideas and strategies with her colleagues.

Entrepreneurs serving entrepreneurs

Kelly & Associates is a law firm, but we are entrepreneurs as well. We understand the mindset, the challenges and the complexities in bringing your vision to fruition, and can put our extensive legal and business experience to work smoothing your path to success. We represent corporate and individual clients with corporate formation, from advice on the form and structure of corporate entities to corporate maintenance and management, negotiating and preparing shareholder and operating agreements, governance considerations, staffing requirements, establishing employment policies and procedures, real estate matters and all manner of contract negotiations and business arrangements. If you are an entrepreneur who is ready to move on or move up, we can also provide legal counsel in the sale, merger or other succession strategy of your business.