Mr. Armstrong concentrates his practice to serve owner managed businesses, entrepreneurs, professional athletes and other high net worth individuals in business matters while simultaneously integrating business representation with the preparation of his clients’ long-term succession, estate, trust and tax planning. Mr. Armstrong guides a variety of entrepreneurs and business owners through the process of owning a business through all stages from formation to succession planning and eventually exiting, selling or transferring the business. Issues frequently addressed by Mr. Armstrong include entity selection and structure at the time of formation, long-term tax planning, corporate management, external financing, contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and succession planning. Mr. Armstrong leverages his extensive experience in business litigation to guide his owner-managed corporate clients through potential controversies with an emphasis on risk management and avoiding costly disruptive litigation.
Mr. Armstrong enjoys the role of trusted advisor and general counsel to his clients while working with each client’s team of financial advisors, accountants and other professionals to ensure all of the client’s business and personal plans are consistent and fully integrated. Recognizing that tax planning and risk management are always important components of the client’s overall plan, Mr. Armstrong counsels his clients in the use of asset protection trusts, dynasty trusts, spousal lifetime access trusts and other tools to protect and preserve their net worth for generations to come.