Jacksonville Attorneys Advise on a Full Range of Corporate Governance Matters

Florida firm delivers effective insight to directors and executives

The responsibility of running a corporation is a serious one, and there is no way to anticipate the specific challenges that will arise. However, with strong legal support, you can prepare a framework that puts your business in a position to achieve long-term success. At Murphy & Ellis, PLLC in Jacksonville, we advise boards, directors, officers and executives on all types of corporate governance issues. Our seasoned Florida attorneys also provide skillful counsel for emerging crises related to a corporation’s management or operations.

Counsel for business and legal concerns facing corporations

Directors and executives have distinct duties in a corporation, and their failure to carry out their roles properly could put the entire business at risk. Poor governance could lead to shareholder lawsuits, regulatory investigations and wasted assets. As experienced Florida business attorneys, we provide comprehensive guidance on various essential elements of corporate governance, such as:

  • Preparation of foundational documents — Effective corporate governance starts with foundational documents that set clear standards for directors and the supervision of company operations. We work closely with business founders to draft articles of incorporation, bylaws and other documents that comply with legal requirements and create a sturdy corporate infrastructure.
  • Advice on applicable laws and regulations — At every stage of a corporation’s life cycle, questions on pertinent laws and regulations must be answered promptly and correctly. Regardless of the specific inquiry, our attorneys help clients capitalize on opportunities and avoid legal pitfalls.
  • Oversight of operations and performance — Safeguards should be in place to ensure that a company’s day-to-day work is being conducted correctly and efficiently. Through the creation of policies and compliance procedures, we can develop a way for directors and executives to keep track of business operations and performance. 
  • Management of crisis situations — When you’re faced with a lawsuit or another crisis situation, our firm acts quickly to limit the damage and protect the viability of your corporation.
  • Internal investigations — If an internal matter demands a serious, discreet investigation, we have the ability and resources to determine what occurred.

In Duval County and elsewhere in Florida, our attorneys offer the experience and personalized counsel typically associated with in-house attorneys, but without the overhead required to maintain a dedicated law department.

Contact a knowledgeable Florida attorney to discuss a corporate governance matter

Murphy & Ellis, PLLC in Jacksonville provides counsel to Florida companies on all types of business law concerns, including corporate governance issues. To schedule a consultation to discuss your legal needs, please call 904-342-6009 or contact us online