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Our Practices

Emerging Businesses

It takes courage, confidence, and initiative to start a business from the ground up. At the emergence stage, businesses are faced with making a number of complex decisions. As business advisors, our attorneys counsel businesses at all stages. Their focus is on building client relationships and earning trust. As a result, our attorneys have witnessed and guided the growth of numerous business clients. Because of that, their business acumen is sound, they have the experience to know what works and what doesn't. They use the lessons learned from established companies and apply them to emerging businesses.

Ruder Ware has created a program with emerging business in mind. Understanding the costs involved with a start-up, our attorneys have designed a program where an emerging business will have access to:

  • Significant start-up cost discounts
  • A cost-effective, customized program
  • Access to an entire firm of legal experts
  • Access to our network of community investors
  • An experienced team of business advisors

Our goal at Ruder Ware is to add value to your business by providing service, guidance and, when appropriate, access to capital. Selecting your advisory team is a critical step along your path to success. At Ruder Ware, we work with your team - accountants, investment managers, financial planners, and other professional advisors - to ensure that your business plan is complete and seamlessly integrated. Our goal is to build an enduring relationship that grows along with your business.

We understand and can assist you with numerous emerging business issues to include:

Business Formation & Structuring
Our attorneys prepare and file the necessary documents with appropriate state and federal agencies. In addition, we provide counsel on governing documents and the best options for you and your business. We also draft shareholder and operating agreements.

Intellectual Property Protection
Our attorneys work with you to protect your Intellectual Property (IP). We provide a wide range of IP counseling services, including applying for, clearing, and registering patents, trademarks, service marks, and copyrights.

Human Resource (HR) Consulting
We can act as your internal HR department, providing counsel on hiring do's and don'ts, drafting of employee handbooks, form standardization for employment and consulting agreements, and conducting business overseas.

Business Plan Review
With our business background, we can provide insightful feedback regarding your business plan and communicate areas of strength and solutions for potentially weak areas. We can also work with you to improve your business plan and/or tailor your business plan for presentation to investors.

Personal Asset Protection
We are experts in trust formation and can assist you with creating documents that can offer you asset protection and asset management options.

Access to Capital
We have long standing relationships with the investment and banking community. We can help you get your business plan in front of banks, private equity, angel financing, and other equity sources.

Networking
We routinely host our business clients in informal settings where they can share ideas and explore mutually beneficial ways to grow their businesses. We believe the "cross-pollination" of ideas is an ideal way to grow your business and our community.

Founded in 1920, as part of a full-service law firm, our attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware provides business, tax, employment, municipal, estate planning, real estate, litigation and trust services through its offices in Wausau and Eau Claire. Ruder Ware, Business Attorneys for Business Success.