Business LawThe core of our practice is business and commercial law. We serve as outside general counsel to a variety of companies, large and small, providing both day-to-day advice and assisting with long-range strategic and risk management issues.
Our counseling is driven at all times by the client's business objectives. We pride ourselves not only on having extensive experience in traditional legal practice areas, but also on developing an in-depth understanding of our clients' businesses and operations to assure maximum responsiveness and value. Whether it's just a quick review of a contract for any "red flags," or in depth structural, regulatory or tax planning, our advice is tailored to meet each client's particular needs and goals.
We team with clients to provide integral assistance in decision making, concentrating in four complementary areas:
Strategic Planning: All phases of life-cycle planning for companies and owners, starting with choice of entity - corporation, partnership, LLC - plus tax planning and exit strategies.
Business Operations: Day-to-day assistance with all phases of business operations, including contracts, trade regulation, distributorships, employment, tax, advertising, trademarks and creditors' rights.
Transactions: We handle transactions of varying size and complexity, including asset and stock acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, financing, securities offerings, leveraged leases, joint ventures, strategic alliances, commercial real estate, management and leveraged buyouts, and employee stock options and other compensation arrangements.
Regulatory Compliance / Risk Management: Development and monitoring of programs in several areas, including antitrust, employee rights, environmental law, and other regulated areas.
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