Business and Corporate Law

We provide counsel and legal representation to business clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial law issues, including:

Business Formation

We advise clients in connection with the initial structure and formation of business entities including corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and other business associations. As part of the formation process, we work with you in the creation of necessary documentation including:

  • Articles of Incorporation/Organization
  • Bylaws
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Operating Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Other Related Documents and Agreements

Ongoing Compliance

As part of our ongoing compliance services, we assist clients in maintaining company books and records as well as complying with various rules, regulations, codes and laws which specifically affect their businesses.

Business Agreements

We are also able to serve as outside general counsel and provide counsel and assistance in day-to-day matters including both the drafting and review of a broad range of legal documents including:

  • Employment and Severance Agreements
  • Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Commercial Premises Lease Agreements
  • Equipment Lease Agreements
  • Sales and Distribution Agreements
  • Trademark and other IP Licensing Agreements
  • Software Licensing Agreements
  • Other Related Agreements

Dissolution and Liquidation

The dissolution of a business entity terminates its existence.
The three basic types of dissolution are:

  1. Voluntary dissolution, by vote of the shareholders
  2. Administrative dissolution, usually by a state official for a failure to file reports or pay fees or taxes
  3. Judicial dissolution, usually by court order and based on deadlock, dissension, fraud or oppressive conduct

As part of our representation, we provide our valued clients with prompt, personal attention and strive to deliver timely, cost-effective results.


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