ZIMMERMAN LAW, P.C.

Services

Legal, tax and business advisory services. 

 

tax law

We provide legal counsel to clients on all matters arising from federal, state and local tax laws. Our areas of expertise and services include asset protection, consulting, controversy, corporate, estate planning, income tax, state tax, IRS audit, farm/ranch, mergers and acquisitions, partnership, personal, planning, property, and real estate. Our clients make up a broad spectrum of taxpayers including farmers, ranchers, business owners, partnerships, estates and trusts, and other individual taxpayers.


wills, trusts, and estates

CRITICAL DOCUMENTS

We draft critical documents, including: wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, guardianships, and health care directives. 

ESTATE PLANS

Zimmerman Law provides carefully tailored estate plans that address each individual’s and family’s unique situation and financial circumstances. 

PROBATE

We offer full service probate and estate administration services. We assist clients with the preparation of estate inventories and accountings, federal and state estate tax returns where required, and property transfer documents, including real property deeds.


accounting and payroll services

ACCOUNTING

We provide accounting and bookkeeping services to clients across North Dakota. Our team will reconcile your bank statements, generate financial reports, maintain an updated list of assets, and provide related consultations. 

NEW BUSINESSES

We regularly set-up accounting systems for newly formed businesses. 

ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES

We provide accounting system consulting. We also can help organize your records.

COMPREHENSIVE PAYROLL SERVICES

Our payroll service is comprehensive—we cut the checks, manage all State and IRS tax reporting, provide payroll reports, and maintain payroll records.


tax preparation 

Our firm files tax returns for all types of federal and state tax payers. We serve farmers and ranchers, large and small businesses, holders of mineral interests, estates, and all  business structures. 


probate

We offer full service probate and estate administration services. We assist clients with the preparation of estate inventories and accountings, federal and state estate tax returns where required, and property transfer documents, including real property deeds.


business law

BUSINESS FORMATION

We counsel clients on the diverse legal issues for various types of entities such as sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies, and we assist businesses in choosing the appropriate entity. Our attorneys also work with new business endeavors in financial planning, accessing capital, organization management, and strategic partnering. 

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

We assist business clients in all aspects of corporate governance, including drafting internal governing documents such as articles, bylaws, minutes and shareholder agreements. We also advise businesses with resolving disputes with major customers, suppliers, and owners. 

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

Zimmerman Law supports clients in a variety of contractual matters, including negotiating, developing, and documenting distributor, franchise, and sales agreements and programs; equipment sales, purchase agreements and equipment leases, technology licenses, warranties, as well as other general business transactions. We counsel businesses in connection with contractual obligations including requirement and supply contracts with customers, suppliers and distributors, and we assist clients with negotiating and drafting customized contracts to address unique business arrangements. 

CONSULTING AND MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS

We advise businesses with structuring and preparing consulting agreements and management agreements. 

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

We represent clients in all aspects of buying, selling, merging, and consolidating businesses, including tax, finance, structure, and real estate issues.


tax consulting and planning

Zimmerman Law provides tax consulting and planning services. Our firm is well suited to consult on complex tax matters, including the sale of farms and businesses. We work closely with clients to reduce taxes associated with business activities and significant transactions, and in the areas of tax review, compliance, reporting and controversy. We keep abreast of the ever-changing and complex tax environment so that we can alert our clients to new planning opportunities and compliance requirements, and to provide advice that is timely to our clients' business affairs. 


real estate

ACQUISITIONS AND SALES

Our representation includes negotiation of purchase and sale contracts, review of survey and title work, environmental assessments and wetland delineations, soil testing, inspection and engineering issues, closing document preparation, and closing settlement statements and services, and clearing any title problems. 

TITLE OPINIONS AND EXAMINATIONS

Our firm has prepared thousands of title opinions. This library of opinions gives us institutional knowledge for tracts of land in North Dakota, which can save our clients the considerable time and expense involved with researching old chains of title. 

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

We represent both investors and developers involved with all types of real estate, including commercial office and industrial buildings, hotels, residential projects, and shopping centers. Our work includes drafting and negotiating purchase contracts, ground leases, site development agreements, restrictive covenant and easement agreements, and related documents pertaining to the development and use of unimproved or improved real estate. 

LEASING

We assist with all types of commercial, farm, and residential real estate leasing, including office buildings, shopping centers, industrial projects, and apartment buildings. We represent both landlords and tenants in all aspects of lease negotiations, including complex tenant construction issues. 

LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL

Zimmerman Law represents individuals, businesses, and municipalities in matters related to zoning, ordinances, and municipal planning issues. 

We are able to assist in evaluating environmental liabilities and risks, quantifying any existing liabilities and risks, proposing action plans for addressing any liabilities, and documenting the risk allocation agreed to by the parties.