Business & Corporate Group
Peter D. Brosse, Chair


Our Prompt Response. Your Competitive Edge.

To help you maintain a sharp, competitive edge in today’s rapidly-changing business environment, our attorneys promptly respond to your legal problems, challenges and opportunities.

Full Spectrum of Legal Services for Businesses of Any Size

We serve as outside counsel to clients ranging from local, family-owned enterprises to private equity funds to multi-million dollar companies doing business on a national and international scale. We:

• Direct you to practical legal solutions uniquely suited to your needs and situation
• Advise you to select the best form of business entity (S or C corporation, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, sole proprietorship or non-profit)
• Assist you in obtaining financing at all phases of business development through private equity offerings, complex loan transactions, public financings, public-private partnerships, tax incentives and other financing arrangements
• Facilitate reorganizations, restructurings, acquisitions, mergers and the ultimate disposition of ownership interests (sale of assets or equity leveraged buyouts, spin-offs or other exit strategies), all with a view to maximizing returns for our clients and achieving tax and business incentives
• Counsel owners of family businesses in establishing organizational structures to plan for the transfer of the business to the next generation, with a view to minimizing tax consequences and family conflict

A Wide Variety of Agreements

We create effective agreements, customized for your business needs:

• Supply and distribution agreements
• Licensing and consulting agreements
• Franchise arrangements
• General corporate agreements, including shareholders’ and operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, investor rights agreements, preferred stock provisions, corporate governance documents, employment agreements, management agreements, confidentiality agreements and non-competition agreements
• Corporate governance and compliance
• Merger and acquisition agreements
• Private placement memoranda

Intellectual Property

Our experience in trademark, trade secret, copyright, unfair competition, and privacy/publicity procedures allows us to:

• Protect and enforce your intellectual property rights
• Obtain federal registration of trademarks and copyrights
• Guard against infringement, by litigation if necessary

>> Contact us now for business and corporate legal services.