Practices & Industries

Corporate and Business

We’re can-do lawyers; we’ll find a way to get it done.

We strive to look beyond any particular deal to view the business as a larger, ongoing entity, to understand the organization’s actual long-term strategies, and deliver savvy, contextual business counsel.

Providing truly effective advice is more than simply knowing the law. A skilled corporate attorney thinks like an executive and fully understands the business side of the equation. This insight ensures we pursue the optimal approach to solving each legal challenge.

We help clients organize and structure businesses and joint ventures and advise owners of privately held companies on all aspects of operations and strategic planning. Our experience includes:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and other business reorganizations, with a focus on closely-held and small- to fast-growing mid-size businesses
  • Corporate governance
  • Contracts and licensing agreements
  • Stockholder relations
  • Employment matters, including executive compensation
  • Tax and succession planning
  • Joint ventures and other strategic relationships
  • Stockholder buyouts
  • Financings, both secured and unsecured
  • Entity formation and business planning

We have developed focused sub-specialties as well. For example, several of our attorneys have deep experience in the hospitality and food-service industries, both franchised and independent operations. We routinely represent lenders and borrowers in private- and institutional-loan transactions, enabling us to counsel them in their corporate and business relationships.

Our business lawyers understand the goals of lenders and borrowers and the purposes of alternative capital structures. Clients rely on us in mergers and acquisitions, financing, and sales.

Because of our substantial expertise in real estate, employment, and litigation, we can assist our corporate and business clients with all their business and strategic planning needs. Our clients say that they appreciate that we don’t waffle or hedge. Instead, we offer simple, practical, direct advice―a range of weighted options with a specific recommendation for proceeding.