General contract drafting and negotiation
We don’t reinvent the wheel with each contract, but we also don’t use cookie cutter agreements, replacing names and dates. We create contracts specifically for our clients. We start by having a detailed conversation with our clients about what they need and how the contract will be used. We then use that information to tailor an agreement that meets our clients’ needs.
Corporate formation of corporations and LLCs
We routinely assist clients in setting up corporate entities and can often do so for a flat fee. We advise clients on the type of entity that would best address their needs, where to incorporate, and when to incorporate.
Corporate governance and maintenance
A crucial aspect of any corporate entity is the limited liability protection it affords the owners. We work with clients to ensure that their business is in compliance with its state requirements so that the personal assets of the owners cannot be attacked by “piercing the corporate veil”
Mergers and acquisitions
Our M&A experience working with middle market companies allows us to work with our clients to efficiently undertake or respond to due diligence, and associate tax counsel, employee benefits attorneys and other professionals to manage issues that arise during a typical M&A transaction.
Purchase and sale of companies or assets
We understand how important the sale of your company is. Most entrepreneurs will only sell a company once in their lifetime so we guide our clients through this process to ensure they understand everything that is happening. We structure the deal in a manner that meets our clients’ near-term goals while also planning for their future.
Software and technology agreements
We draft and negotiate the various agreements that will affect our client’s intellectual property, ensuring that the ownership of the IP remains vested with our client and not the party creating or licensing it.
Intellectual property and trade secret protection
We advise clients regarding the best ways to protect their intellectual property (copyrights and trademarks) and trade secrets. We ensure that clients have the proper agreements in place for employees and independent contractors that address what the parties may or may not do to avoid liability.
Advising clients on employment and independent contractor arrangements
We draft employment agreements for clients to be used with professionals at all levels of an organization. We advise clients about written employment agreements and how they can be used, especially with an Employee Handbook, to protect a company’s trade secrets and address other needs, like compelling arbitration.
Counseling clients on business disputes between partners in an effort to avoid litigation
After gaining an understanding of our clients’ goals, we advise clients involved in business disputes and negotiate settlements to avoid costly litigation if at all possible. We then draft the Settlement and Release documents to ensure that our client is protected from any future litigation arising from the same matter.
Advising clients on securities and other corporate issues
We counsel clients on how to bring in investors to their ventures while protecting their ownership, and then prepare the private placement documentation to secure the investment. We also ensure that clients are complying with the various rules and regulations covering securities so that their private offering is exempt from registration.