W. Frank Ward, PC - Marietta Estate Planning Attorney

Business Law

Business Formation and Commercial Contracts

If you are considering establishing a business or you already own or operate a business, you know that how you deal with legal issues can be critical to the success or failure of your enterprise. From the business form that you choose to the contracts that you employ to govern your business relationships, you want know that the decisions you make are based on sound legal principles, but also take into account the individual needs of your business.

At the law office of W. Frank Ward, P.C., I represent businesses in Marietta and the surrounding communities. I focus my business representation on transactional matters, such as choice of entity and commercial contracts. I recognize that every business is unique and I will work with you to help you achieve a high level of personal control in all of the decisions that affect your business. Contact my office for a no-obligation initial consultation.

Business Formation

If you are considering forming a new business entity, I will work with you to educate you regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the different legal structures, from sole proprietorships and partnerships to limited liability companies, joint ventures and S corporations. I will identify the liability and tax consequences of each choice of entity and prepare and file all documents required to set up your business in compliance with Georgia and federal business laws.

Business and Commercial Contracts

If you need to formalize an agreement or a business relationship, I will take care of all aspects of contract formation, from the negotiation of terms to the review and preparation of the contract. I handle all types of commercial and business agreements, including

  • Sales contracts
  • Buy/sell agreements
  • Shareholder agreement
  • Employment contracts
  • Non-compete and confidentiality agreements
  • Key figure exit agreements¬†

Other Business Services

I will also work with you to formulate and formalize a plan for the continuation of your business in the event of the your death or incapacity or the loss of key executives/employees.

When you need to know your options in a business matter, contact me to schedule a no-obligation initial consultation. I offer a flexible schedule to meet your needs and will travel to meet with you, if necessary.

When You Need An Experienced Lawyer and Consultant.


At my law firm, W. Frank Ward, PC, I represent Georgia residents in Marietta, Smyrna, Atlanta, Dunwoody, Roswell, Fair Oaks, Vinings, Sandy Springs, Kennesaw, Acworth, Powder Springs, Dallas, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Cumming, Conyers, East Point, Alpharetta, Mableton, Carroll County, Cobb County, Cherokee County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Douglas County, Gwinnett County, Rockdale County and Paulding County.