Business

We provide a broad range of business law services to our clients. We help clients form businesses, hire employees, raise money, protect their assets, sell their goods and services, enter into strategic relationships, and when the time is right, sell their companies. We work closely with emerging companies to help them become established while minimizing growing pains, and we assist established companies to continue to grow and succeed. We represent companies across a wide spectrum of industries, and have extensive experience representing companies in the health care field. Our attorneys regularly provide services in the following areas:

Start-Up and General Business Advice

  • Legal and business planning for start-up and growing businesses
  • Choice of entity and domicile
  • Business formation (corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies)
  • Buy-sell, voting and other agreements among founders
  • Financing
  • Operating, shareholder, employment, independent contractor, services, nondisclosure, proprietary rights and noncompetition agreements
  • Corporate governance
  • Risk management
  • Succession and exit planning

 

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Sales and acquisitions of businesses (assets and stock), including structuring the transactions, negotiating the business and legal terms, drafting the acquisition and sale agreements
  • Mergers and consolidations
  • Restructurings and recapitalizations
  • Reorganizations and dissolutions

 

Strategic Relationships

  • Joint ventures
  • Strategic alliances
  • Corporate partnering arrangements
  • Buy-ins and buy-outs

 

Personnel Arrangements

  • Employment agreements
  • Consulting agreements
  • Noncompetition agreements
  • Assignment of inventions agreements
  • Separation agreements

 

Debt Financings

  • Bank loans
  • Secured transactions from both the lender’s and the borrower’s perspective
  • Equipment/receivable financing

 

Real Estate Transactions

  • Commercial real estate financing
  • Commercial real estate leasing

 

Technology

  • Licensing agreements
  • Professional services agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Manufacturer and reseller arrangements
  • Sales representative agreements
  • Marketing agreements
  • International agreements
  • Internet and electronic media
  • Terms of use

 

Other

  • Petroleum Marketing Practices Act
  • Nonprofit organizations

 

Intellectual Property Protection

  • Confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements
  • Proprietary rights agreements

 

To learn more about how we have helped our clients, please visit our representative engagements page.