Privately Owned Businesses

Bose McKinney & Evans provides a voice for privately owned businesses. We understand that many issues are unique to privately owned businesses, and we will help owners and managers take a long-term, more comprehensive view of operations.

Whether managing the business privately, publicly or as a family unit, we recognize the specific legal and business issues closely held companies face day-to-day. The inevitable difficulties and disputes that arise in every business endeavor become especially complex within close group dynamics.

At Bose McKinney & Evans, we have shared countless hours with privately owned businesses. We understand these businesses, often family-operated for generations, are a source of pride and identity. Our attorneys also know that the outside perspective of a trusted advisor can help shed light on your legal and business considerations.

Our attorneys can assist with:

  • Business succession planning
  • Selecting and structuring business entities
  • Capital formation and borrowing for businesses
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Labor and employment policies and disputes
  • Attracting and retaining key employees
  • Leadership disputes
  • Termination
  • Executive compensation and benefits
  • Resolving business disputes and litigation
  • Maintaining and transferring control of businesses
  • Real estate
  • Protecting patents, trademarks and intellectual property rights
  • Tax and estate planning

No matter the size or structure, privately owned businesses are created by vision, creativity and hard work. At Bose McKinney & Evans, we want to help make those dreams survive – and thrive – for generations to come.


John Millspaugh
John A. Millspaugh
Office: Indianapolis
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