As the name implies, in addition to the firm’s founding shareholder serving as General Counsel to a multi-state business headquartered in Naples, Florida, John S. Sarrett, P.A. represents family-owned and other closely held businesses in a wide variety of legal matters, including real estate and estate planning services for business owners and other individuals.  The firm counsels its clients in every stage of the life cycle of a closely held business, including pre-organization planning and drafting and negotiating shareholder, partnership and operating agreements.  The firm also assists its closely held business clients with the acquisitions of operating businesses and strategic assets and consults with its clients on a broad range of exit strategies, ranging from sales of shares or assets to third parties to the orderly transitions of ownership and management to family members or key employees.