Our corporate and business practice covers the entire business life cycle from formation, counseling, growth, succession planning and exit strategies. We provide legal services to corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other types of business entities.
From the beginning of a relationship we assess the legal and economic opportunities and challenges presented by these transactions. We then design creative solutions for our clients’ specific objectives. Our team guides clients through the valuation, risk and regulatory considerations attendant to specific transactions and daily business operations.
We represent investors in distressed assets and counsel them with respect to the restructuring of debt and maximizing the assets and business opportunities of companies in bankruptcy or otherwise have solvency challenges.
We assist in preparing various agreements including employment contracts, non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements. We also work with you to prevent or mitigate future liability by establishing policies, procedures, and regulatory compliance programs.
Business Succession & Estate Planning
At the earliest stages, we work with managers, shareholders and owners to anticipate the time when there will be new management and/or ownership.
Talented employees are the ultimate corporate asset. Changing laws and workplace expectations provide challenges for employers that must be met with practical solutions. We advise our clients to help provide a productive workplace avoid potentially disruptive litigation. Our services include, contracts, handbooks, policies and procedures, incentive plans and compliance programs.
Formation & Choice of Entity
We have formed and prepared operating documents for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and hedge funds. Based on client needs, tax situations and liability protection we can identify and form the appropriate entity.
Intellectual Property Licensing
We have experience licensing intellectual property as part of dispute resolution and as part of maximizing a clients’ assets. We can also provide IP asset analysis and auditing for internal use or for mergers, acquisitions, financing or licensing. In one case, we handled licensing of technical know-how for use in zinc mining and its specific applications in a South American mining operation.
Mergers & Acquisitions
We represent buyers, sellers and other parties in business merger and acquisition transactions. We advise clients on finance transactions and capital raising, and document those transactions to protect our clients’ interests and comply with applicable law. We have represented sellers were the goal is maximizing sales proceeds, or mitigating or eliminating go forward liability. We have also represented buyers where due diligence, risk reduction and price are paramount.