14109 Overbrook Road, Suite B. Leawood, KS 66224 PHONE: 913.214.5100 FAX: 913.214.5191

Kansas City Business Law Attorneys | Business Formation, Dissolutions | Contract Preparation, Negotiation | Corporate Governance | Leawood, KS

Carpani & Gordon, P.A. focuses its practice on the often interrelated matters of tax law, business law and estate planning and it enjoys an of counsel relationship to offer services in personal injury law.

Our practice generally has its genesis in business formation with our up and coming businesses. Additionally, clients who have reached a degree of success and sustainable healthy business revenues work closely with us on tax and estate planning strategies aimed at maximizing their wealth opportunities and minimizing financial and legal risks. Further, we represent clients of every economic stratum with tax controversy issues, working to resolve existing tax liabilities, penalty assessments and in effecting tax minimization strategies. We are a boutique firm working closely with larger intellectual property, health care, bankruptcy, personal injury, securities and litigation firms and can bring much to bear on the issues affecting our core client base.

Business Law

Where business law is concerned, Carpani and Gordon, P.A.’s goal at the conclusion of each representation is for our clients to view us as more than a lawyer, but rather as a valued partner in business.

Our logo is intended to depict several important aspects of our practice. Beyond containing our monogram letters of C and G, our branding was specifically crafted to symbolize our core philosophy of assisting clients who are on the Cusp Of Greatness with actualizing their potential by our firm truly participating in and assisting them in getting over the proverbial hills which may be preventing them from realizing or exceeding their own business expectations. To give effect to our philosophy, we maintain long-term relationships with our clients in many fields; these relationships provide us with a breadth of industry specific knowledge and experience relevant to each individual client’s business. We spend time evaluating our clients’ business issues so we can best provide forward-looking recommendations with the expectation of providing both a solution to current legal needs, as well as ancillary long term legal and business benefits.

To help clients improve their business in a cost efficient manner, we work diligently to provide connectivity among our existing business relationships, as well as to improve our client’s access to other business targets, vetted base industry agreements and access to necessary and proven business partners. Perhaps most importantly, we participate in our clients’ growth from the Cusp Of Greatness to business supremacy in an ethical and cost effect manner.

Carpani and Gordon, P.A. represents business clients of many types, including corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and individual entrepreneurs. We have business clients in almost every professional strata including insurance companies, franchises, medical, veterinary and dental practices, governmental contracting entities including those with 8A, VA and SDVOSB certifications, accounting firms, restaurants, as well as lawn and landscape, construction, sports medicine, industrial and light manufacturing, property management, farming and software development companies, among others. To effectively counsel clients, we maintain proficiency in the areas of general corporate and partnership law as follows below. Please give us a call to evaluate whether we might be of assistance.

Business Formation & Dissolutions

  • Formations of corporations/LLC’s
  • Equity Investments
  • Business Dissolutions and Creditor Workouts

Contract Preparation and Negotiation

  • Joint Ventures
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Technology Agreements and Transfers
  • Consultant/Independent Contractor and Employment
  • Restrictive Covenants – Non-Compete/Non-Solicitation/Confidentiality and Non Circumvention
  • Real Estate – Residential, Commercial and Leasing
  • Promissory Notes and Related Security Agreements
  • E-Commerce Agreements

Supply Chain Agreements

  • Supplier and manufacturer
  • Sales representative and distributor agreements
  • Purchase order and accounting and invoicing agreements

Business Sale and Acquisitions

  • Asset Sale/Purchase Agreements
  • Stock Sale/Purchase Agreements
  • Redemption Agreements
  • Conversions and re-incorporations
  • Related lending agreement review and preparation
  • Franchise Agreements attendant to Buy-Sell Agreements – UFOC, Franchise Agreements, Territory Acquisition Agreements

Corporate Governance

  • Shareholder and Director Special and Annual Meetings
  • By-Laws
  • Operating Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Privacy and Employment Policies
  • In House Training on Policies

Pre-Litigation Disputes and Resolution

  • Shareholder or Member Disputes
  • Employee or Contractor Disputes
  • Vendor and Customer Disputes
  • Business Termination Disputes
  • Contract Disputes

Tax Law

Carpani and Gordon, P.A. places a large emphasis on assisting clients with resolving Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) and Missouri Department of Revenue (MDOR) tax issues.

In most instances, our clients have suffered the loss of a job, experienced a divorce, domestic abuse, health crises, family tragedy, business failure or similar life challenge which resulted in a delinquent IRS, KDOR or MDOR tax liability. Too often, financial and emotional stress mounts in the face of calls from agents or collection agencies or innumerable letters from taxing authorities detailing liens or unfiled returns.

Estate Planning

Death and taxes. With those two most notorious issues looming on every horizon at some point in life, Carpani & Gordon, P.A.’s goal is to assist clients in understanding the estate planning process and preparing for the orderly distribution of his or her affairs in a tax efficient manner.

To make the estate planning process clear and non-threatening, Carpani & Gordon, P.A. provides a no-charge one hour intake and consultation to discuss planning possibilities, deliberate on appropriate planning options and quote a fee.

Personal Injury

A personal injury can be a devastating event physically, emotionally, and financially and can affect all aspects of a person’s life, from the ability to work to caring for family. The effects of a personal injury can present significant challenges: the legal system is complex in the area of personal injury and rigid timelines exist in which to sue or make a claim in different types of actions. An individual’s failure to act timely to protect him or herself can become a complete barrier to the right to recover. It is always wise to confer with a personal injury lawyer as soon as the injury occurs to educate yourself on your legal rights and the remedies available.