Where Business & Advisors Come Together
Corporate Counsel and Business Transactions
Our attorneys act as corporate or general counsel for small to medium sized businesses. Whether assisting with formation, company governance, advising or creating forms for clients, vendors, consultants or employees, our attorneys become integral components of their clients’ advisory teams. We advise corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies with business formation issues, as well as business growth, transactions and disputes. We are routinely engaged to prepare shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, deferred compensation agreements, executive compensation agreements, financing arrangements, supply contracts, trade secret and non-disclosure agreements, and other types of business contracts.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our clients value the practical approach we take when advising on business acquisitions and sales. We emphasize limiting liability exposure, properly allocating risk, creative structuring, and velocity to closing. Our middle market focus allows us to provide affordable, high-level advice to privately held businesses and strategic and financial buyers,with respect to mergers, consolidations, stock and asset transactions, asset deals, joint ventures and partnerships. Our attorneys assist clients with all aspects of their transactions, including drafting of purchase and sale, real estate, employment and ancillary agreements, negotiations related thereto, due diligence and escrow issues, financing procurement and post-closing dissolution or liquidation of business entities.
Real Estate and Common Interest Community Formation
Our real estate attorneys represent the firm’s clients in all facets of real estate from financing to development, including purchase and disposition, common interest communities, condominiums, multi-family and commercial planned developments, leasing, licensing, land use, foreclosures, liens, and commercial landlord and tenant issues. Our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to advise clients to mitigate and allocate risk and to achieve value in their real estate and business transactions.
Liquor licensing applications and ancillary matters for business and hospitality industry clients.
We advise businesses on all matters related to federal and state employment laws, including, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, personnel manuals, wage and hour matters, discrimination in the workpace, discipline and termination. Dealing with personnel matters can be difficult, let us help you avoid the pitfalls so that you can focus on what matters—building your business.
We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of disputes arising out of business relationships or transactions. We work hard to proactively and efficiently help our clients resolve their disputes. This includes helping clients during the contract formation process and advising clients about ways to resolve disputes before litigation is commenced.
A company’s brand, trademarks and copyrights are often its most valuable assets. We help our business clients protect their intellectual property rights with trademark and copyright registration, licensing and enforcement counsel. We also work with clients to prosecute trademark and copyright registration matters; advise and draft trademark, copyright and patent licensing agreements; representation in trademark opposition, cancellation and appeal proceedings; representation in trademark and copyright infringement matters; representation in domain name disputes, cybersquatting and other internet-related issues; representation in trade secret, non-disclosure and work for hire matters; advise concerning architectural drawings, artwork, sound recordings, software, other works of authorship, publishing, production and distribution contracts. We offer assistance and guidance in protecting and protecting our client’s intellectual property assets within the United States and internationally.