Business Formation

We help clients choose the appropriate legal structure for their business and assist them to prepare and file all required and advisable legal documentation. For businesses involving multiple owners, this includes what we like to call a “pre-nup” for business.

General Corporate Representation

We often act as “general counsel” for many of our clients who don’t have in house counsel. In this capacity, we advise our clients on general commercial transactions and assist with preparing, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements. These often include leases, terms of use, form contracts and agreements related to distribution, manufacturing, intellectual property, and services.

Financing Transactions

What is often considered our “wheelhouse,” we advise clients in a wide range of financing transactions. For businesses this includes everything from commercial bank financings, mezzanine debt and royalty financings, venture capital transactions, angel investments, family and friend rounds and crowdfunding. For investors this ranges from acting as lead investor counsel for venture capital funds to providing a simple review of pre-packaged investment deals for angel investors.

Business Acquisitions

We have extensive experience negotiating and closing business acquisition transactions. We have represented both buyers and sellers in everything from large public company mergers to small businesses.

Intellectual Property

Our group helps you protect your intellectual property. This includes registering patents, trademarks and providing strategic insight to further develop and defend your intellectual property.

Incentive Equity Compensation

We help businesses to navigate the tricky tax and legal issues around structuring and implementing equity compensation plans for employees and other service providers.