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  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting
  • Business Entity Formation and Maintenance
  • Business Consulting and Counseling
  • Purchases and Sales of Businesses
  • Employment Issues

Mr. Martien’s fifteen years as a business owner is an important advantage to him in the practice of business law. It gives him the practical experience needed to cut to the essence of a business transaction. Because of his experience, he understands the needs of business people and responds quickly, effectively, and practically to those needs. He strives for simple, effective solutions and understands the financial constraints within which businesses operate.

Contract negotiation and drafting constitute a substantial portion of Mr. Martien’s practice. The purpose of a written contract is to prevent disputes and conflict. By clarifying and resolving potential issues up front, while the parties are working together cooperatively, your attorney can help to prevent disputes down the road.


Similarly, when assisting clients with business formation, Mr. Martien’s goal is to protect the client from any potential liability. Decisions made when a business is being formed, especially the choice of entity, are crucial to the success of the business. Mr. Martien’s approach is to prevent problems before they arise through careful and effective planning. When advising clients forming a new business, Mr. Martien provides advice and consultation regarding tax and employment issues, in addition to the choice of entity.