We combine our years of industry and business experience with practical legal advice to handle both complex and day-to-day business transactions for all sizes and types of companies and from all sides of a deal. As experienced lawyers, we handle the work directly and remain hands on providing guidance that is practical, responsive and cost effective.

More specifically our expertise includes:

  • Business Formation and Organization (Corporations, LLCs, S-Corp, Not-For Profit)
  • Commercial and Operations
  • Licensing, Collaborations and Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisition

Business Formation and Organization (Corporations, LLCs, S-Corp, Not-For Profit)

  • Agreements Among Founders and Advisors
  • Start-Up Capitalization: Seed, Angel and Venture Funding
  • Securing Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Ownership and Management Succession
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Director and Officer Matters (Including D&O Insurance)
  • Buy and Sell Agreements Among Shareholders/Members
  • Resolution of Majority/Minority Issues
  • Employment, Compensation and Stock Option Plans
  • Succession Planning and Execution

Commercial and Operations

  • Terms and Conditions of Sale (and Purchase)
  • Operational Matters
  • Supply Agreements with Vendors and Customers
  • Distributor and Sales Representative Agreements
  • Outsourcing Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Agency Agreements
  • Service and Maintenance Agreements
  • Equipment and Real Estate Leasing
  • Leases and Consulting Agreements
  • Commercial and Other Business Contracts

Licensing, Collaborations and Strategic Alliances

Securing customer contracts and strategic relationships is critical to business. We understand the importance of these revenue-facilitating arrangements, and have the depth of experience to assist our clients navigate these important relationships. We partner with our clients in helping to structure, negotiate and close these key arrangements, including

  • Trade Secret Protection
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA)
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Technology Transfer Agreements (including University License Agreements)
  • Joint Development Agreements
  • Supply Chain and Manufacturing Agreements
  • End-User, Reseller and OEM Agreements
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Development and Service Agreements

Mergers and Acquisition

We represent and advise clients in each step of the process, from early stage consultation, through the confidentiality agreement, letter of intent, due diligence, transaction documentation, closing and post-closing, and assistance in obtaining necessary consents and approvals. Where necessary, we call upon the expertise of our network of attorneys in other practice areas, such as anti-trust, environmental, taxation and employment and labor. Our services include:

  • Due Diligence and Letter of Intent
  • Stock Purchases, Asset Purchases, Reorganizations
  • Divestitures
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Joint Ventures and Strategies