From the moment a business is formed, and throughout its life cycle, there are legal issues that must be addressed. Business law is not one area of law, but many areas that govern a company’s formation, operation, contracts, financing, intellectual property, securities and even insolvency.
Businesses and their owners require legal advisors who understand their needs and can help them achieve their objectives, protect their assets, and avoid common pitfalls.
WHO WE REPRESENT
Our client base covers an extensive range of industries including technology, e-commerce, food and beverage, fashion, branding and marketing, manufacturing, distribution, cosmetics, and advertising.
WHAT WE DO
We offer a variety of corporate legal services, tailored to the demands of entrepreneurs, small, and medium sized businesses. We provide clarity, guidance, and strategic business law counsel to our clients as they establish their entities and buy or sell assets. Our business attorneys take a pragmatic approach to finding legal solutions and getting it done.
LEGAL DUE DILIGENCE
A big risk for a business is entering into a deal without knowing all the facts. By performing legal due diligence, the parties through the transaction can gather and analyze relevant information about each other before the deal closes. The due diligence process is essential to protecting a party’s interests and ensuring they make well-informed decisions about whether and/or how to move forward with the arrangement.
Our attorneys engage with clients throughout the due diligence process by:
- Providing a checklist of information to request (or deliver)
- Evaluating the data
- Advising clients on how the details may impact the transaction or how to mitigate any negative effects through the negotiation and contract drafting stages
Nearly every aspect of a business’s operations involves contracts. Whether it’s a commercial lease, purchase agreement or employment contract, companies should seek legal advice before entering into any business agreements. Our attorneys work closely with clients to understand their objectives and needs and ensure they are documented in an enforceable contract.
BUSINESS SALES AND PURCHASES
The purchase or sale of a business is a significant transaction that involves a variety of financial and legal issues. Buyers need to do their due diligence and determine whether the purchase is the right decision, while sellers must figure out what they want to sell (assets or stock) and under which terms. Both sides need strong representation to:
- Guide them through the process
- Negotiate the transaction
- Handle the legal documents required to finalize the deal
We help business owners get started off on the right foot by advising them on which entity may be most appropriate for them (i.e., an LLC or Corporation) and preparing necessary business filings and corporate documents. In addition, we provide services relating to a business’s:
- Intellectual property
- Independent contractor or employment agreements.