Corporate Law / Planning
We represent all business concerns from large nationally-renowned corporations to local small businesses. Our firm is experienced in corporate and securities law, securities litigation, director and officer liability, employment and labor law, restrictive covenants, regulatory affairs and tax. We have the depth and diversified experience necessary to advise clients on the full spectrum of corporate, commercial, investigatory and enforcement matters.
Shareholder Disputes and Litigation
Our firm advises and defends sophisticated clients facing internal shareholder disputes, including purported dissolution and derivative actions. We combine our extensive litigation experience with a deep understanding of the law, enabling us to devise creative, effective defenses and winning strategies in some of the most challenging and complex shareholder dispute matters. We do our utmost to satisfy our clients’ litigation and business objectives while minimizing the disruption that such lawsuits can generate.
Corporate Transactions and Succession Planning
Our firm offers extensive experience in all aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and dissolutions; joint ventures; venture capital investments; private equity; and merchant banking. We regularly counsel small to mid-size commercial clients on loans and regulatory issues, in addition to providing assistance with business planning including drafting of operating and shareholder agreements; equity and debt restructuring; project financing; and general corporate law.
Purchase & Sale of Business
Our firm has more than 30 years’ experience in representing individuals and entities engaged in the purchase and sale of business interests, including asset purchase and sale of stock transactions.
Our firm assists institutional clients in virtually every type of financing transaction, whether complex or routine, including, but not limited to, review and preparation of loan documents. Our attorneys are also proficient in all aspects of enforcement of creditors’ rights and remedies, and the commercial litigation that financial institutions regularly encounter. We also serve as a valuable legal resource to business clients of the firm in their transactions with banks and other financing sources.
Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Our experienced attorneys provide sophisticated services for individuals, business owners, corporate executives and directors, non-profit and tax exempt entities, and professionals in all phases of business and personal tax, and estate planning. Our professionals will work with clients to preserve estates and protect family assets in the face of ever changing state and federal laws. Our firm provides a full spectrum of basic estate-related representation, including the preparation of simple to more complex wills and trusts, living wills, and powers of attorney. We efficiently administer estates, from the probate of the will through the distribution of property to beneficiaries. When and if the situation arises, our attorneys are skilled in estate litigation on behalf of clients.
As our population ages, elder law issues affect not only families, but also employees in the workplace who may be responsible for caring for relatives. Our firm offers a full menu of services in the area of elder law, which encompasses planning for government programs and benefits such as Medicaid, guardianships, powers of attorney, living wills and advance medical directives, special needs trusts, and Medicaid applications.