Business Legal Services

 

Business Formation and Growth

We provide entrepreneurs and businesses with assistance with forming new businesses, acquiring existing businesses and growing their businesses.

Our business formation and growth service offerings include:

  • Providing advice regarding business entity types and assisting with business formation
  • Providing advice regarding venture financing and equity arrangements
  • Assisting with business succession planning
  • Review of existing business entity structure and counseling regarding potential restructuring
  • Preparation of business agreements relating to business structure, ownership, and equity
  • Review, negotiation and preparation of business agreements, including distribution agreements, commercial lease agreements and asset and stock/membership interest purchase agreements
  • Providing other general business advice for both for profit and nonprofit companies

 

For further information, please contact Brad Stohry or Mike Head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financially Distressed Businesses

We offer advice and guidance to entrepreneurs and businesses throughout all stages of the business life cycle including shepherding clients through unfortunate but sometimes necessary business “divorces” and difficult “end of life” decisions.

Our service offerings include:

  • Negotiating with creditors including informal workouts
  • Counseling regarding “end of life” business decisions including dissolution and liquidation
  • Counseling regarding business “divorce” and related partner/shareholder/member disputes
  • Providing bankruptcy services for principals

 

For further information, please contact Mike Head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment/Independent Contractors

We regularly assist clients with issues relating to employees and contractors.

Our employment/independent contractor service offerings include:

  • Review and preparation of employee handbook materials, policies and procedures manuals and social media policies
  • Review, preparation and enforcement of employment agreements and severance agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-compete/disclosure/solicitation agreements and other employment related agreements
  • Representation of employers and employees in unemployment appeals administrative proceedings

 

For further information, please contact Mike Head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franchise Services

We assist both franchisors and franchisees with the complex agreements and registration requirements associated with the franchise process.

Our franchise services include:

  • Drafting Uniform Franchise Disclosures and Franchise Agreements for potential franchisors
  • Registration of franchises with state regulators
  • Review of disclosure documents and franchise agreements for potential franchisees
  • Negotiation efforts regarding franchise relationships

 

For further information, please contact Brad Stohry or Mike Head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technology/Internet

We assist clients with the preparation of various agreements and terms for use in connection with websites, applications and other technology that they have developed.

The types of agreements/terms that we regularly draft and negotiate include:

  • Master services agreements
  • Custom consultant and vendor agreements
  • Software and end user license agreements
  • Website development agreements
  • Website terms of use, privacy policies and data use notices
  • Software and application license agreements and terms of use
  • Sponsored research agreements

 

For further information, please contact Brad Stohry, Natalie Dean or Mike Head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Litigation

We have experience with assisting clients in all sorts of business litigation matters in both state and federal court.

The types of litigation matters that we have handled include:

  • Complex business disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Defamation claims
  • RICO claims
  • Representation of debtors and creditors in bankruptcy adversary proceedings and contested matters

 

For further information, please contact Brad Stohry or Mike Head.