Business Formation & Governance

As one of our core strengths, corporate law plays a significant role in our firm. Our business-focused team is widely known across the country for our quality work in advising individuals, closely held businesses and publicly traded companies in a wide variety of corporate matters, such as:

  • Initial corporate formation
  • Choice of entity
  • Raising of capital
  • Daily corporate governance
  • Restructurings and organization

We also serve as outside general counsel to a number of clients, advising them on day-to-day matters, such as negotiation and review of customer and vendor contracts.

Our corporate team regularly assists clients with selecting the most effective entity choice for the chosen application in order to maximize benefits and mitigate risks. Our team has a deep understanding of the analytical process involving identifying, managing and solving the legal issues that may affect your new business entity including the following:

  • Anti-trust laws
  • Crisis Management
  • Corporate governance
  • Employee benefits
  • Executive compensation
  • Information technology
  • Intellectual property
  • Special committee formation
  • Tax matters

Once an entity is operational, our corporate attorneys provide a comprehensive representation of general corporate and governance-related services, including advising clients on and attending board and shareholder meetings, delivering notices of meetings and important events, maintenance of minutes and records and foreign qualification issues.

Our firm is highly experienced in advising directors, officers and managers as to their duties and liabilities under applicable laws and the entity’s governing documents.

Additionally, we have a large team of experts in drafting, negotiating and reviewing various business contracts.

We understand that corporate issues are not unitary and regularly involve collaborating with our colleagues on the potential implications of an entity’s proposed course of action under applicable laws. In conjunction with our goal of providing the best outcome and service, we are often asked to draft shareholder and buy-sell agreements for family business owners to meet tax, business succession and estate-planning goals.

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