The Firm’s transactional attorneys often act as “outside general counsel” for early stage and lower middle-market companies (including family-owned businesses) that have sophisticated legal needs, but whose legal work flow might not justify a full-time, in-house legal department.

The Firm’s transactional attorneys guide the Firm’s clients through all stages of the lifecycle of a business—from start-up and structuring the entity; to raising capital; to preparing and negotiating the contracts necessary for the entity’s business; through to an exit strategy, which often involves the sale of the business.

Some of the services provided include the following:
  • Formation and Maintenance: corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships.
  • Capital-Raising Transactions: private placements, angel funding, and venture capital.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: stock sales, asset sales, mergers and other reorganization transactions.
  • Contract Preparation, Review and Negotiation: distributorship agreements, employment agreements (including incentive provisions), license agreements, shareholders’ agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, leases, loan agreements; security agreements; and vendor agreements.
  • Internet and Cyberspace Law: software license agreements, software development agreements, and hosting agreements.
  • “Business Divorces”: Partner and member dissociations, shareholder disputes, and other disputes between or among business owners.
  • Day-to-Day Counseling: including corporate governance and unfair competition, all with a view to avoiding or minimizing disputes or other problems.

The cornerstones of the Firm’s transactional practice are:
  • Focusing on client needs and goals
  • High-quality representation
  • Experience
  • Responsiveness
  • Business-oriented approach
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