Intelligent legal advice
for every step in your journey

Our focus is on client communication, work product that is responsive to the client’s needs and legal analysis that provides the client a reasonable basis to make decisions about the legal landscape applicable to their business.

Lekse Harter Law Office

What We Do

We help our clients investigate legal problems and protect their interests.  We help clients grow or transition through the acquisition or transfer of significant assets or liabilities.  Our clients enter into transitions or transactions with greater confidence and clarity, in an effort to avoid litigation or other problems down the road.

Our Practice Areas

Business & Commercial Law

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Letters of Intent, including Exclusivity Agreements
  • Stock or Asset Purchase Agreements 
  • Due diligence
  • Financing Documents, including Loan Agreements, Guarantees and Promissory Notes
  • Security Agreements, including Pledge Agreements
  • Earnout and Escrow Agreements
  • Assignment and Assumption Agreements
  • Non-competition, and Non-solicitation Agreements

Entity Formation

  • Planning meetings
  • Entity selection by type, such as Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships or Corporations, and by jurisdiction 
  • Organizational documents, such as Articles, Operating Agreements, Bylaws, Shareholder Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, and Company Resolutions 
  • Preservation of intellectual property rights, such as Copyrights, Trade Secretes and Trademarks
  • Nonprofit formations, including assistance with 501(c)(3) filings 
  • Joint Ventures, including planning and formations


  • Loan Review
  • Loan Documentation
  • Forbearance and Workout Agreements


Real Estate & Property Law

Acquisitions and Sales

  • Letters of Intent, including Exclusivity Agreements
  • Commercial purchase agreements
  • Residential purchase agreements, including for-sale-by-owner
  • Deeds and closing documents
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • Lease Assignment or Consent Agreements
  • Easements, Covenants and Restrictions
  • Escrow Agreements 
  • Financing Documents, including Loan Agreements, Guarantees, Promissory Notes and Mortgages
  • Brokerage Agreements 
  • Review Title Commitments and correct or negotiate amendments to same

Lease Review and Drafting

  • Residential and commercial lease drafting, with a focus on preservation of landlord rights and value
  • Residential and commercial lease review on behalf of tenants, with a focus on preservation of tenant rights and remedies
  • Farm leases
  • Property Management Agreements  

Real Estate Development

  • Investment agreements
  • Due diligence review
  • Acquisition
  • Cross easements
  • Leasing
  • Construction Agreements
  • Owners Associations

Construction Contracts


Estate & Trust Law

Estate Planning

  • Wills for individuals and families, including testamentary trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Appointments 
  • Funeral Directives 
  • Trusts for individuals and families, including charitable, revocable, special needs, life insurance, QTIP or QPRT
  • Intrafamily planning, such as installment sales or gifts
  • Intrafamily estate entities, such as a family limited liability partnership or family limited liability company 
  • Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements


  • Administration of Probate Estates, including decedent’s business
  • Estate and income tax reporting
  • Trust Administration
  • Family Settlement Agreements


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