Small Business Resource Conferences Virtual Workshop

David Duhé, partner in the Gulfport office and member of the Corporate Practice, and Stephen Broadus, attorney in the Gulfport office and member of the Corporate Practice, recently presented at the Small Business Resource Conferences Virtual Workshop, hosted by the Mississippi Small Business Development Center

Their presentation, “Legal Issues for Small Business Owners” covered topics including choice of entity; licenses, permits and registration; tax issues; employment law considerations; and insurance, providing attendees with practical takeaways to help navigate the complex legal challenges facing small business owners and entrepreneurs. 

In addition, Stephen and David shared details on the firm’s signature program, Balch Business Boost. Balch Business Boost leverages the experience and talents of a full-service law firm to help emerging and established minority- and women-owned businesses navigate legal and entrepreneurial challenges to building and sustaining success. 

David provides counsel to sophisticated parties engaged in complex commercial arrangements in the economic development, real estate, energy, and corporate transactions involving long-term contractual obligations, mergers and acquisitions, purchasing, leasing, construction, public laws, and incentives and compliance for both public and private clients. He also serves as general counsel to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, and is a commissioner on the Gulfport Redevelopment Commission, the urban renewal agency of the City of Gulfport, Mississippi.

Stephen advises clients on a wide variety of corporate matters. Stephen’s main focus involves advising clients on business succession and planning, corporate governance, entity structuring and formation, and estate planning. Stephen also advises clients in the areas of estate and trust administration, non-profit and tax-exempt entities, and income tax planning.