Business law attorneys assist companies small and large with a wide variety of matters. In addition to forming and organizing legal entities for businesses, they also assist with business planning, financing and setting up proper company policies and procedures. A business attorney also usually helps with board meetings, including drafting board resolutions and properly documenting major business decisions. Of course, a business attorney is often invaluable in negotiations and necessary when entering into contracts, especially important ones. Finally, business attorneys can help companies with their exit strategy – everything from leaving the business to the next generation in the family to corporate mergers and acquisitions or sale of the business. Depending on the attorney, he or she may also assist with HR, environmental, intellectual property or compliance matters.