Law Offices of Ford C. Ladd


Securities, Corporate, Commercial Litigation, and Tax

This Firm provides a wide range of Corporate Law Services to Small and Emerging Growth Companies that include:

  • incorporation with recommended stock subscription and restriction agreements;
  • prepare notices and minutes for shareholder and board meetings;
  • restructure articles, bylaws, and board charters;
  • prepare procedures to meet PCAOB and other audit requirements;
  • prepare procedures to meet FAR, ITAR, and DOD requirements; and
  • conduct corporate governance and other internal control reviews.


We help you select the best type of business entity and prepare corporate documents that meet your future needs.  These decisions and documents are as necessary to your business as a foundation is to a building.  They can provide smooth transitions as your business grows, and protect you during disputes, take-overs, litigation, and when key shareholders face a divorce.


Limited Liability Companies are considered when using Code Section 734 to shift the tax bases of contributed property, when profit, capital and control interests are not equal, and when partnership tax treatment is desired and your shareholders include foreign nationals or trusts, corporations and other non-natural persons.


Stock corporations should be considered when all other conditions exist, and provide many advantages, including lower self-employment tax rates, less complicated accounting, and greater liquidity as your business grows.


We help companies develop Technology Control Plans that comply with the FAR, DOD regulations, State ITAR, and NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, and SEC guidelines.