Corporate Law

Corporate Formation and Business Planning

The Firm has substantial expertise in the formation, tax structuring and establishment of new companies, including the preparation of all documents necessary to launch and maintain a new business, from organizational matters to employment and shareholder issues. Our attorneys also provide our clients with business counseling regarding new ventures and the growth and development of their companies.

The Firm is recognized throughout the investment and entrepreneurial communities for the business acumen that we bring to the table, as well as our legal skills. Because even small decisions at the formative stages can make a big difference as a company grows, our team can provide counsel right from the start to minimize later costs and challenges.

Each stage of a company' s development requires different strategies. Our corporate law team takes these factors into account in developing each client' s legal plan. In addition to representing many established companies, the Firm has been privileged to develop long-term business relationships with many entrepreneurs and family owned businesses.

We assist you by:

  • Choosing the correct type of entity, forming your entity, establishing its governance structure, and developing shareholder agreements
  • Negotiating secured and unsecured financing and equipment leasing
  • Assisting with private placements of debt and equity
  • Preparation of employment and consulting agreements
  • Creating stock options and executive compensation plans
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts to purchase and sell goods and services
  • Pursuing mergers and acquisitions
  • Structuring strategic alliances and joint ventures