Business Law

Business Law is a large category of law, which encompasses business formation, transactional work including contract drafting and review as well as drafting documents to assist in the transitions, changes and growth faced by many businesses. Each area is described in more detail below. 

Business Formation

Whether you are starting a new business or updating a current entity, Ruffner Schoenbaum, PLLC will answer your questions and ensure your filing is accurate and the best fit for your business.  Formations are typically filed in Texas, but the firm also has experience working with Delaware-based entities and other out of state filings. All formations include the requisite supplemental documentation including an Operating Agreement or Partnership Agreement, all for a flat rate. The firm also has experience with nonprofit formation including 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) tax exempt entities, and drafting nonprofit Bylaws and other supporting Corporate documents.

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLC)
  • Texas Nonprofit Corporations
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies (PLLC)
  • Limited Partnerships (LP)
  • Professional Associations and Corporations (PA or PC)
  • Partnership Agreements


When your business changes, it is important that you have the appropriate agreements and records to reflect the change. The firm can assist with the following and other changes to your firm as well:

  • Adding or Removing Members, Partners, or Stockholders
  • Winding up an entity
  • Amending a filing
  • Applying for tax exempt status for an existing nonprofit
  • New employees or contract workers
  • Legal Strategy Session for New Businesses
  • Succession Planning

Contract Development and Review

The firm can assist in business contract drafting and also review and update existing agreements including the following:

  • Commercial Leases
  • Employment Agreements and Employee Handbooks
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Partner and Executive Agreements
  • Noncompeting Agreements
  • Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Vendor and Service Provider Agreements
  • Review and Improve Web-based template Agreements