contact us today

Business Law

At Bilodeau Capalbo, LLC, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support to businesses of all sizes in Rhode Island. Our experienced business lawyers understand the unique challenges and opportunities that businesses face, and we tailor our services to meet the specific needs and objectives of each client with business legal matters including business formation, mergers & acquisitions, sales, compliance, litigation, contracts, partnership disputes, receiverships and more.

As one of Rhode Island's leading business law firms, we offer comprehensive legal services designed to meet the unique needs of all types of businesses, from startups to established family-owned and public corporations. Our team of seasoned attorneys are committed to working alongside our clients, providing strategic legal advice and guidance every step of the way.

A few of the matters our business lawyers handle include:

  • Business Compliance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Business Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Employment
  • Business Formation
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Business Dissolution
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Receiverships
Business Disputes

We handle issues such as breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder oppression, misappropriation of business assets, and disputes over business valuations. Whether your dispute involves a simple contract misunderstanding or complex shareholder rights issues, our lawyers have the skills and experience to handle it effectively.

We listen carefully to our clients' needs and objectives and then develop a tailored strategy that aligns with their goals. Our team also takes the time to explain the legal process in understandable terms and keep you updated on the progress of your case.

When it comes to business ownership disputes, time is of the essence. Delays can result in lost opportunities and financial damages. Our team is committed to resolving these disputes quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing the quality of our representation.

We have a proven track record of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients, including successful settlements and verdicts. Our firm is also prepared to take your case to trial if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached. We are dedicated to protecting your rights and interests and will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.

Our firm's commitment to high-quality legal representation, personalized attention, and results-driven strategies make us the right choice for business owners facing disputes.

Contact Bilodeau Capalbo today to learn more about how we can assist you with your business ownership dispute.

Employment Law

Our firm is highly skilled in all aspects of Employment Law and Independent Contractor Law. We understand that every business is unique, and we are committed to providing tailored legal solutions that meet the specific needs of your company.

Employment Law: Hiring and firing employees is a complex process that requires careful planning and sound legal advice. We work with businesses of all sizes, advising them on matters such as hiring procedures, employment contracts, termination processes, severance packages, and employment disputes. We aim to ensure that our clients remain compliant with all relevant labor laws and regulations, thereby minimizing the risk of legal disputes and potential liabilities.

We also provide ongoing counsel to employers on matters such as employee benefits, wage and hour laws, non-compete agreements, and more. Our aim is to help businesses develop effective human resources policies and procedures that protect their interests while also respecting the rights of their employees.

Independent Contractor Law: With the rise of the gig economy, more and more businesses are choosing to engage independent contractors. However, this comes with its own set of legal challenges. We assist businesses in navigating these challenges, helping them structure their relationships with independent contractors in a way that minimizes risk and maximizes benefits.

We provide advice on matters such as contractor agreements, intellectual property rights, liability issues, and tax implications. Our goal is to help businesses avoid misclassification lawsuits, protect their intellectual property, and ensure that they are in full compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Whether you need advice on hiring or firing employees, negotiating employment contracts, managing independent contractors, or dealing with employment disputes, our firm is here to help. We offer comprehensive legal services that are designed to protect your business and help it thrive. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you with your employment law needs.

The Family Business

Our firm is deeply committed to your business's success and long-term viability. We understand that running a business is challenging, and our goal is to alleviate some of those challenges by providing comprehensive legal services.

Estate Planning and Business Planning: Your business is your legacy, and we want to help you protect it. Our estate planning services are designed to align with your business planning needs. We will work with you to understand your specific goals and needs and will create a customized estate and business plan that helps ensure the continuity of your operations, reduces tax liabilities, and maximizes the value of your assets for future generations.

Business Litigation: When conflicts arise, they can disrupt your operations and drain valuable resources. Our business litigation attorneys are skilled at resolving these conflicts in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Whether through negotiation, mediation, or litigation, we strive to achieve the best possible outcome for your business.

Family Businesses: Family businesses present unique challenges and opportunities. We understand the dynamics of family businesses and use a sensitive and tailored approach in these situations. We prioritize communication, careful planning, and understanding the unique aspects of your business to avoid costly disputes and foster productive relationships within the business.

We value your trust and confidence in us, and we promise to listen to your concerns and goals, provide you with honest and clear advice, and to work diligently to protect your business interests. Should litigation become unavoidable, you can rest assured that we will pursue it aggressively and effectively, keeping your financial and timing considerations at the forefront.

Our firm is here to provide you with the support and representation your business needs to thrive in today's complex legal environment. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you with your business and estate planning needs.

Business Compliance

Establishing and maintaining corporate compliance is essential for any business. Bilodeau Capalbo, LLC provides comprehensive services designed to ensure your corporation meets all legal and regulatory requirements, from initial business formation through ongoing operations.

Business Formation: We guide businesses through every step of the formation process, helping to choose the right type of entity – limited liability company (LLC), series LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc., drafting and filing the necessary documents with the Secretary of State, and establishing operating agreements, shareholder agreements, bylaws, and other foundational corporate documents.

Annual Compliance: We understand the importance of maintaining corporate compliance and the potential consequences of failing to do so. Our firm assists businesses in preparing for and conducting annual meetings. We help to organize agendas, manage minutes, ensure proper notice is given, and confirm that all business is conducted according to legal requirements.

We also assist businesses in reviewing their assets and transactions to ensure they are in line with the businesses’ objectives and legal obligations. This includes overseeing the election of officers and directors and the approval of transactions involving company assets.

Risk Management: Failure to comply with corporate obligations can result in severe consequences, including personal liability for owners and lost tax deductions. Our firm helps businesses mitigate these risks through proactive compliance monitoring and strategic advice.

Operational Efficiency: Beyond mere compliance, we provide one-on-one consultations to identify areas where operations can be streamlined for increased efficiency. We understand that a successful business is a well-run business, and we are committed to helping you make your business as efficient and productive as possible.

Bilodeau Capalbo’s comprehensive corporate services are designed to ensure your business stays on the right side of the law while also optimizing its operations for success. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your business goals.

Business Formation Choosing the Right Entity

Our firm is well-versed in the various aspects of business formation and operation, and we are equipped to serve a diverse range of clients. We collaborate with your team of financial planners, accountants, and other professionals to determine the most appropriate entity for your specific business goals and circumstances.

Partnerships: We provide comprehensive legal services for partnerships, including formation, operational guidance, and dispute resolution. We help partners develop agreements that clearly define roles, responsibilities, profit and loss sharing, and other key aspects of their business relationship. If disputes arise, we offer experienced mediation and legal counsel to help resolve issues effectively and amicably.

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs): As a popular choice for many businesses, LLCs offer the liability protection of a corporation with the tax benefits of a partnership. We stay abreast of the ever-changing regulations governing LLCs and guide businesses in structuring their entity to maximize tax benefits and ensure success.

Series LLCs: In Rhode Island, the purpose of the series LLC is to form a unique entity that consists of separate, individual interests. Under Rhode Island law, each series can hold its own assets, have its own members, conduct its own operations and pursue different business objectives, yet remain insulated from claims of members, creditors or litigants pursuing the assets of, or asserting claims against, another series.

Corporations: Whether you're establishing a new corporation or navigating operational issues within an existing one, our firm has the expertise to assist. From formation to dissolution, we advise on a broad spectrum of corporate matters, including compliance with the Business Judgment Rule, fiduciary duties, and strategic planning.

Social Media & Talent: The digital age has given rise to a new kind of entrepreneur – the influencer. If you're an influencer looking to monetize your content or a digital content platform needing legal guidance, our firm can help. We assist with brand management and protection, business formation, trademark registration, and the drafting of service/campaign agreements, terms of service, and privacy policies.

Regardless of your industry or business goals, our firm is prepared to provide the legal guidance you need to succeed. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business thrive.

Schedule A Call

With a well-established reputation for excellence, our Bilodeau Capalbo is committed to providing knowledgeable, judicious, and ethically sound legal services. We pride ourselves on working in tandem with our clients, becoming an integral part of their business team.

Our objective is to not only understand the intricacies of your business but also to foresee potential issues and proactively prepare for them. Through this collaborative approach, we offer effective legal solutions and strategies that truly add value to your business.

We believe in fostering long-term relationships with our clients, serving as their trusted legal advisors throughout all stages of their business operations. Whether you're forming a new business, navigating regulatory compliance, or facing a dispute, our firm is equipped to guide you through every step of the process.

Our commitment to professionalism, integrity, and providing high-quality legal services makes us the right choice for businesses seeking sound legal advice and representation.

Don't let legal issues hinder your business's growth and success. Contact our firm today and let us provide you with the expert legal counsel your business needs to thrive. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you. Contact Bilodeau Capalbo today at 401-300-4055.

Client Reviews
I have been dealing with child support issues for 15 years, back and fourth to court and I've been through 3 lawyers!! Then I found Bilodeau Capalbo, LLC. I revived all my back child support within a month!!!!! I have never dealt with a more caring and efficient law firm !!! I highly recommend them for any law issues!!! Rebecca Monti
I contacted Attorney Capalbo with a straight-forward but contested matter. From the consult to the very end, Ms. Capalbo was organized, caring and prepared. She was only focused on what was best for her client. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for reliable and professional representation. Ms. Capalbo's ethics are rare and appreciated, especially in this region. Anonymous