Merrill's practice experience encompasses a broad range of business law matters, including start-up businesses, business transfers and acquisitions, transactional matters, and tax matters. He has extensive experience representing contractors, design professionals, and project owners in drafting and negotiating construction, design, and design/build contracts. His practice also includes the representation of health care organizations and their owners in corporate, transactional, and merger and acquisition matters.
Merrill assists hemp industry clients with the formation of companies, including negotiation of operating agreements and buy-sell agreements, preparation and negotiation of hemp industry agreements, such as manufacturing agreements, as well as mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his respective fields of law. Merrill has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1994.
"Do not waste time and energy worrying about things you cannot change. Instead, devote your time and energy to important matters that you can change." My father taught me this motto and set a really good example of how to live it.
Most of the clients I serve are closely held businesses and their owners. I admire these clients because they are willing to take the necessary risks and make the investments necessary to produce the goods and services we all enjoy in our communities.
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