LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. is the firm of choice for startups and small businesses throughout Massachusetts. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities entrepreneurs face, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your objectives. 

Don’t leave your business’s success to chance. Trust us to provide top-notch legal counsel tailored to your needs. Our comprehensive suite of services is designed to protect your interests and help grow your business. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward securing your business’s future. Your success is our priority.

Representing Small Businesses in Massachusetts

Our firm guides clients through all phases of the business cycle, from entity formation and business contracts to commercial leases, buy/sell transactions, and commercial litigation:

Entity Formation and Maintenance

When launching a startup or small business, choosing the right legal structure is a critical decision that can impact your liability, taxes, and operations. At LaFountain & Wollman, we guide entrepreneurs through this crucial process, helping you select from various entity options tailored to your needs:

  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)
  • Partnership (General or Limited)
  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Nonprofit Organization

Each entity type has its advantages and disadvantages, and our experienced attorneys will work closely with you to understand your business objectives and recommend the most suitable structure. We will assist you in preparing and filing the necessary documentation, ensuring compliance with Massachusetts regulations, and establishing a strong foundation for your business’s growth.


Maintaining your business is an ongoing responsibility that demands attention to detail and compliance with legal requirements. For your business to remain in good standing, we provide essential legal services, including:

  • Handling annual filings
  • Updating corporate records
  • Assisting with any required amendments

Our proactive approach helps you avoid legal pitfalls and focus on your business’s success, knowing that your entity is properly maintained. Whether you need assistance with routine compliance or face more complex entity-related challenges, our firm is here to provide the necessary support, safeguarding your business’s stability and future.

Massachusetts Business Contracts Attorney

Effective business contracts are the cornerstone of successful commercial relationships. LaFountain & Wollman understands that startups and small businesses rely on clear, enforceable agreements to protect their interests. We lend our negotiating and legal writing skills to various types of business contracts, including:

  • Partnership Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
  • Licensing Agreements

You can depend on us to ensure contracts align with your goals and mitigate risks. Should contract disputes arise, our firm offers a strong track record of successful resolution through negotiation, mediation, and litigation.

Commercial Leases

Securing the right commercial space is pivotal for business success, and negotiating favorable lease terms is a complex task. We help startups and small businesses navigate the intricacies of:

  • Lease negotiations and terms
  • Lease review and compliance
  • Resolution of lease disputes
  • Subleasing and assignment

Our experienced attorneys protect your interests by negotiating competitive lease terms, ensuring you understand your rights and obligations, and providing timely solutions to any lease-related issues that may arise. Let us be your trusted partner in securing the ideal location for your business operations, allowing you to focus on growth and profitability.

Buy/Sell Transactions in Massachusetts

Buy/sell transactions are pivotal moments in the life of a business, whether you’re acquiring, merging, or selling. LaFountain & Wollman has the skills and experience to facilitate these and guide you through:

  • Due diligence
  • Business valuation
  • Purchase agreement drafting and negotiation
  • Closing and post-transaction matters

Our attorneys work tirelessly to protect your interests, ensuring that the deal is structured to align with your strategic objectives while minimizing risks. We provide comprehensive support, from the initial stages of due diligence to the final closing and beyond, ensuring a seamless transition for your business.

Commercial Litigation 

Despite best efforts, disputes can arise in the business world. When they do, our firm is your trusted advocate. Our commercial litigation services cover a range of business disputes, including:

  • Contract disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Employment disputes

Our seasoned litigators employ negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation strategies to achieve the best possible outcomes for your business. With a proven track record of success in the courtroom, we stand by your side, defending your business interests and reputation when disputes cannot be resolved amicably. Trust us to be your dedicated legal partner in times of conflict.

Why Choose La Fountain & Wollman?

LaFountain & Wollman brings unmatched experience to the table. Our seasoned attorneys have successfully guided countless startups and small businesses through the complexities of Massachusetts business law. With a track record of delivering results, we are your trusted partner for strategic legal solutions.

We understand that every business is unique. Our attorneys provide personalized legal guidance that aligns perfectly with your specific goals. We prioritize open communication, ensuring you’re informed and empowered at every step of the legal process. When you choose us, you gain a dedicated legal partner committed to your success.

Contact Our Experienced Massachusetts Small Business Attorney

With our extensive experience and a deep understanding of business law, LaFountain & Wollman is your ideal choice for comprehensive legal support. Don’t hesitate to reach out and discover how our expertise can empower your business. Contact us today for a confidential consultation. 

Helping clients in Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Suffolk County, and Essex County.