Our Focus: Business Law
Our experienced business lawyers offer comprehensive legal services throughout the entire lifecycle of a business. From incorporation, to growth, and through exit, we stand alongside our clients to help them deal with the unique challenges of their business. We serve as trusted "outside general counsel" to many technology, healthcare / life sciences, emerging-growth and other businesses.
Contract Drafting and Review
We have extensive experience in drafting and reviewing a variety of business contracts including, but not limited to, purchase and sale agreements, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, strategic alliance agreements, technology development agreements, technology assignment agreements, technology transfer agreements, technology license agreements, end user license agreements / EULAs, distributor agreements, advertising agreements, marketing agreements, vendor and supplier agreements, franchise agreements, employment termination agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements and many others. We have prepared, reviewed and negotiated contracts in a variety of industries and involving businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 100 companies to small startups.
Incorporation and LLC / Entity Formation
When starting a business, one of the most important decisions is the choice of entity and its jurisdiction of formation. We have form corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and other business entities throughout the United States and internationally. We work with our clients and their advisors to ensure that their business is formed properly and timely, as a mistake at this critical phase could be costly.
Financing and Venture Capital
We help our clients secure capital for their business or make capital available to others. We have represented purchasers and sellers of debt and equity securities in private placement and other transactions, and have represented venture capitalists, private equity funds, angel investors and lenders who make debt and equity financing available. We have borrowers obtain loans, and help lenders loan funds in mortgage and other secured transactions. We also have experience in “alternative” or “hard money” transactions, having represented both borrowers and lenders in these unique deals.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our mergers and acquisitions attorneys have extensive experience in advising clients on the purchase and sale of assets, stock / other equity securities, real and personal property, intellectual property, and businesses or business lines / divisions. We have represented both domestic and international clients in M&A transactions throughout the world with aggregate values in the billions. Whether you are buying or selling a business, or structuring another deal, let our experienced merger and acquisition attorneys guide you through the the complicated process to ensure it is done properly and cost-effectively.
Labor and Employment
We help clients successfully navigate the complicated landscape of labor and employment law. We frequently counsel clients on employment and contractor matters, and prepare a variety of documents including, but not limited to, offer letters, employment agreements, consulting agreements, non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, employment policies and procedures, employee handbooks, and stock / equity incentive plans and award agreements. We also help clients to comply with wage and overtime laws, rules and regulations. We have also successfully litigated wage / hour / overtime, discrimination, retaliation and other employment claims.
Outside General Counsel Services
We provide “outside” general counsel services to many businesses. We take the time to develop a strong bond and long-lasting relationship with our clients. By having a deep institutional knowledge of our clients and their business, we are often able to provide a customized legal solution that is superior in quality, timing and cost to that of a “one-off” engagement of an unfamiliar firm or lawyer. Even when a legal problem is outside our area of expertise, our clients often seek our input and assistance before hiring other lawyers or advisors given our deep knowledge of their culture, business and needs and the legal marketplace. In the long run, clients prefer to have lawyers that they know and trust, and we are proud to serve as trusted counsel to so many businesses and entrepreneurs.