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Jeffery S. Darby, an Austin business attorney since 2000, has the in-depth knowledge and expertise to meet your business legal needs. From choosing an entity to navigating financing and capitalization issues to drafting and negotiating leases to the ongoing legal issues that arise and face business owners of all sizes, the Darby Law firm is right for your buisness.  And when it's time to sell, the e firm assists its clients with planning and implementing exit strategies through mergers and acquisitions.   For clients with ongoing legal needs, the Darby Law Firm also acts as "general counsel" for your business's every day legal needs.

Practice Areas

Business Advice


The Darby Law Firm specializes in meeting the legal and business counselling needs of small and medium-sized businesses in and around the Austin, Texas area. Often times, this means helping entrepeneurs and start ups determine which entity fits their needs, drafting and negotiating leases, employment agreements and other common contracts necessary or advisable for the needs of such businesses. The firm also serves as outside general and special counsel to many of the clients it represents.

Entity Choice


The Darby Law Firm assists individuals, serial entrepeneurs and existing business with the selection of the proper entity for each client's business needs whether it be a corporation, LLC, partnership or no entity at all. The firm carefully weighs each client's specific business purpose, the proposed ownership structure and any additional considerations in determining the right entity choice.   

Entity Formation

The Darby Law Firm helps clients with corporate organization and assists with the formation of business entities, as well as capitalization with stocks, and other securities. The firm handles financing, stock placement and acquisition financing, as well as equity, debt and structured financing. The firm also counsels clients on governance and compliance with state and federal laws and ethics requirements.

Contracts and Leases

The Darby Law Firm offers clients a broad base of expertise in drafting, negotiating and implementing a wide variety of contracts and leases. The firm has years of experience with commercial and residential property leases, as well as equipment and other specialized leases and rental agreements. The firm also has the expertise to craft specialized contracts to meet its clients individualized and special contractual needs whatever those needs may be.


Mergers and Acquisitions

The Darby Law Firm helps individuals and companies with the process of purchasing, selling or combining existing businesses. The firm advises on the best transaction structure whether an asset purchase, equity purchase, merger or other business combination. The firm counsels clients through the letter of intent, due diligence, drafting and negotiating the definitive transaction agreements and the closing. 

Employment Law

​The Darby Law Firm assists businesses and individuals with executive and at-will employment contracts, independent contractor and consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other employment-related contracts. The firm's expertise includes executive compensation packages and counsel in connection with navigating the commencement or termination of the employee/employer relationship.


Clarifying the Law on Non-Competes

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