BUSINESS AND TAX LAW
Corporate and Commercial Transactions
The firm's lawyers have broad-based experience with every type of commercial entity, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general partnerships, and the preparation of shareholder agreements, operating agreements and partnership agreements necessary to properly reflect the rights of the owners of any such entity. The firm's lawyers have also negotiated and drafted agreements reflecting virtually all types of commercial transactions, including agreements with respect to employment, confidentiality, non-competition, distributorships, agencies, trademark and copyright licenses, web sites, sales of goods and services, computer software licensing and consulting, loans and security and guarantees. For a copy of our outline of issues to be considered in a shareholder agreement, click here.
Finance and Securities Law
The professional experience of our firm's business and finance lawyers includes mergers and acquisitions and related financings; private placements of debt and equity securities; transactional advice to United States financial institutions.
We advise clients on the effects of investment activities, business acquisitions and divestitures, real estate and other financing transactions and issues related to employment compensation arrangements. Areas of particular experience include the United States tax implications to foreign investors of acquiring, starting, owning and operating properties and businesses in the United States, tax and estate planning associated with the negotiation of international employment contracts and equity-based benefit programs and state and local tax matters and litigation. We also represent individuals with respect to income, estate and gift tax issues.
Our firm represents investors and businesses based outside the United States in their business activities both within the United States and around the world and United States companies in their international transactions.
We have extensive experience in preventive counseling and employment litigation on behalf of a diversified client base. Our attorneys regularly advise and counsel clients on issues pertaining to employment policies, severance and equal employment laws (Title VI, ADA, ADEA). We provide clients with complete legal services in increasingly complex and litigious areas of the law.