Business & Corporate Law
We provide a full range of corporate counseling and services to our clients including organizing and structuring business entities, mergers and acquisitions work, bank and corporate financing, restructuring of debt and equity, and the preparation and negotiation of agreements such as partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, employment contracts, license agreements, lease agreements, equipment agreements, franchise agreements and distribution agreements.
In a typical representation of a corporation, we will handle the formation of the corporation, prepare shareholder agreements and tax election forms, negotiate bank or other financing, negotiate various advertising and distribution agreements, and advise on employment, trademark and other issues.
Businesses enter into contracts on a regular basis. As advisors, we use our experience to help our clients protect their rights and achieve their business goals. We review, give advice on, draft and negotiate a wide array of contracts, including:
- Consulting Agreements
- Employment Agreements
- Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Purchase Agreements
- Private Equity Offerings
- Shareholder Agreements
- LLC Operating Agreements
- Convertible Debt Issuances
- Licensing Agreements
The firm represents borrowers and lenders, including banks, individuals and other financial institutions, in connection with various types of financing transactions, including security agreements, construction and real estate financing, credit-based lending, term loans, and lines of credit, private placements, seed, angel, and venture capital, and project finance.
General Corporate Counsel
Very much like the role of in-house counsel to businesses and corporations, we develop a thorough understanding of our clients’ objectives and challenges so that we can deliver business-savvy legal counsel, protect their interests, and position them for success. When our clients make decisions, they often seek our advice concerning all aspects of their businesses, including ongoing corporate structure, bylaws and governance, contracts, fiduciary duties, and employment law. We also help clients develop internal procedures and counsel them how to proactively avoid potential pitfalls and legal problems.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our firm has represented a diverse clientele in connection with a broad range of merger and acquisition transactions. These transactions, which span various industries involving both domestic and foreign enterprises at all stages of development include: mergers, asset and stock purchases and sales, joint ventures, spinoffs, going private transactions, and leveraged buyouts.
Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs
Our firm represents entrepreneurs in connection with all of the legal aspects of forming new businesses. The services that we provide to start-up and emerging companies include, among others:
- Entity Selection and Corporate Formation
- Employment and Consulting Agreements
- Corporate Governance
- Capital Raising Transactions
- Organizational Documents
- Shareholder, LLC and Partnership Agreements
- Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Intellectual Property Agreements