Lackey & Smith represents clients with respect to the initial organization and formation of a venture, providing guidance in the areas of entity structure and governance, general risk reduction measures, and general tax advice. The firm assists clients in the formation of business plans and securing equity, as well as offering counsel for ongoing operations of the venture. Aspects of this practice include the negotiation of various contracts for the client, providing general legal counsel for the business, and minimizing risk. The firm has represented both start-up businesses and long-standing entities, and in all cases, provides consistent, sound legal counsel in understanding and meeting the client’s overall business objectives.

Lackey & Smith also serves as outside general counsel to a number of businesses.