Commercial Transactions

Kantack Law Firm, PLLC handles a variety of commercial transactions and regularly counsels clients in the planning, financing, construction and development, and sale of commercial projects.  These matters include documenting large and sophisticated commercial loan transactions for financial institutions.  Clients include real estate developers, lenders, investors, and management companies in their capacity as landlords of office, retail and industrial space and mixed-use projects.  The firm also represents retailers, professional firms and other companies seeking to lease space as tenants.  The firm’s activities include representing clients in zoning, environmental and other land use matters and controversies, and negotiation involving owner-architect, owner-contractor, and other agreements for clients involved in the construction and development industry.

Corporate and Business Law

Kantack Law Firm, PLLC represents businesses of all forms in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee in matters relating to organizing, structuring, managing, growing and maintaining a business, and preserving accumulated wealth.  The firm represents a broad base of local and regional concerns in commercial areas of the law such as business financing, mergers and acquisitions, federal, state and local taxation, contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, agency, secured transactions, commercial paper, commercial litigation, real estate, alternative dispute resolution, and business succession planning.

The firm services a wide range of industries with their various legal needs related to managing and growing their businesses.  These industries include healthcare, furniture manufacturing, construction, real estate development and property management, professional services, manufacturing, insurance, financial services, wholesale and distribution, retail, automobile dealerships, restaurants, trade associations, and non-profit organizations.

Business Succession Planning

Business Succession Planning is a multi-dimensional process which may include reorganizing equity, updating Wills and Trusts, reviewing insurance policies, drafting purchase and employment agreements, and strategizing with other advisors such as accountants, bankers and financial advisors.  Once a Business Succession Plan has been established, it is critically important the completed Plan be reviewed and updated as circumstances change.  We work with you to ensure your Business Succession Plan remains strong and efficient, and provides a stable platform for your business to continue to prosper.

Estates, Wills, and Trusts

Kantack Law Firm, PLLC engages in extensive Estate Planning coupled with Estate and Gift Taxation Planning to effectuate our clients’ desires and needs, minimize taxation of our clients’ estates, and provide for the future financial and structural needs of families in light of the wide range of family structures.  The process includes more than the traditional preparation of Last Wills and Testaments, and results in developing innovative techniques to resolve specific problems.

Mergers & Acquisitions

The Mergers and Acquisitions practice draws on the resources of the firm’s corporate and tax experience in a broad range of corporate transactions.  The firm has extensive experience in representing and advising purchasers and target companies in a wide variety of negotiated transactions, as well as reorganization transactions such as spinoffs, recapitalizations, and leveraged buyouts.  The firm has been involved in a variety of takeover situations, representing both acquirers and targets, and Boards of Directors and Committees thereof.  Transactions have been successfully completed in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution services, healthcare, finance, real estate development, investment advisers, insurance services, computer hardware and software, and technology.

Tax Law

In connection with the firm’s representation of clients engaged in various types of corporate transactions, the firm participates in many phases of tax planning ranging from forming and structuring emerging start-up companies, corporate reorganizations, mergers, liquidations of public and closely-held ventures, research and development projects, the ownership and transfer of new technologies, venture capital transactions, redemptions, asset and stock acquisitions and dispositions, corporate reorganizations, leveraged buyouts, and recapitalizations.  The firm often provides advice on the formation and operation of S Corporations, and on stock options and other forms of executive compensation.  The firm also provides taxation and other representation to Tax-Exempt Organizations.


Kantack Law Firm recognizes that often the greatest value attorneys can provide to their client, especially a business client, is to assist them in recognizing areas of potential litigation and thereby avoid litigation.  When litigation is necessary to protect a client or to defend a client, the firm litigates in state and federal courts.  In addition to representing clients in trial and appellate courts, the firm represents clients in matters before administrative and regulatory agencies, and in arbitrations, mediations and other dispute resolution procedures.  The firm represents clients in a number of types of litigation, including corporate, commercial, contracts, estates and trusts, probate, personal injury, construction, taxation, and insurance.

Mediation and Arbitration

Keith C. Kantack provides a range of alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation and arbitration.  It is necessary to fully and effectively engage the unique and often complex challenges faced by each party during a dispute.  The firm’s services involve the resolution of disputes in a wide range of areas, including breach of contract, construction, banking, commercial transactions, stockholder-partnership-LLC disputes, estates and trusts, personal injury-wrongful death, intentional torts, professional malpractice, labor and employment, creditor-debtor rights, products and premises liability, healthcare, domestic relations, public issues, and real estate.  Keith C. Kantack is included on the List of Mediators prepared in connection with the Mississippi Court-Annexed Mediation Rules for Civil Litigation.