Business Practice

We offer transactional and business counseling services for the varying needs of small- and medium-size businesses, requiring ongoing legal services or on a project-by-project basis. Our attorneys have vast experience in setting up legal entities, contract development, negotiations and disputes. We work very closely with our clients to help them choose the setup of their new business and counsel them on maintaining the most optimal legal structure throughout the years.

AREAS OF LAW

Entity Formation

Formation of corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), and limited partnerships (LPs) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) in various states. Advising clients on choice of business entity and jurisdiction, name selection, tax and accounting issues (in consultation with associated tax counsel or accounting advisers) and other key issues related to business entity formation. Drafting various organizational agreements between business principals, including shareholder, buy-sellpartnership agreements and LLC operating agreements.

General Corporate Governance

Counseling businesses on day-to-day corporate legal matters, including entity maintenance requirements and compliance with state and federal corporate and securities laws.

Commercial Transactions

Preparation, negotiation and review of various business agreements, including professional services, consulting, strategic alliance, joint venture, vendor, supply, distribution, licensing, and management agreements.

Financing

Handling of private equity and debt financings, including preparation of private placement memorandums, stock purchase and subscription agreements, operating agreements, amended charters for corporations, review of due diligence materials, and assurance of compliance with federal and state securities laws.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Asset Sales

Handling of mergers, acquisitions and asset sales, including preparation, negotiation and review of stock and/or asset purchase agreements, merger agreements, letters of intent and other documents related to mergers and acquisitions, as well as review of due diligence materials.

Employment

Counseling regarding local ordinances related to employees and employee policies, as well as drafting and reviewing employee handbooks.

Electronic Storage of Information

Counseling businesses regarding their electronic storage of information policies and procedures, and their compliance with the relevant industry regulations, and federal and state legislation.