Commercial Law

Businesses, small and large, must take precautionary measures to defend themselves from disagreements ranging from the consumer to the governmental entity regulating their industry. Our commercial lawyers provide reputable legal advice to protect and potentially prevent your business from disputes and liabilities.

  • Agreements
    Our business attorneys provide thorough reviews and analyses of a variety of agreements for businesses. We focus on the risks and benefits of each agreement as it specifically relates to the business entity and its overall mission because we know that no two businesses operate the same. We focus on providing in-depth legal advice for licensing agreements, partnership agreements, corporate by-laws and LLC operating agreements, shareholder agreements, LLC membership agreements, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements and employment agreements.

     

  • Contracts
    Our local business attorneys offer business solutions for contractual needs. Whether the need be a risk and benefit analysis or legal advice on negotiating terms, we provide high-quality legal service with the success of the business as the top priority. We provide advice on early liability recognition and potential lapses in contractual obligations, which are essential to a successful business.

     

  • Corporate
    Our corporate attorneys focus their legal experience and business insight on the most complex problems of businesses ranging from public companies to sole proprietorships. We primarily focus on assisting clients with the new and fast-paced areas of the law created by emerging technologies, globalized markets, business consolidations and the changing competitive marketplace. We provide individualized legal counsel to the actual operating problems of the corporate entity.

     

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices
    Our astute local business attorneys recognize the emerging trends within the globalized markets and can assist businesses in their global expansion. Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act is essential for business global expansion, and a business’s failure to comply may be catastrophic. As such, we offer honest and practical legal advice on the best options that abide by the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act for a business to grow and prosper in this emerging global market.

     

  • Real Estate Transactions
    Our Real Estate attorneys provide high-quality legal representation on various real estate matters, including acquisition, financing, development, syndication, lending, leasing, property management, land use and related areas In representing owners, investors, lenders and developers in various transactions, our real estate lawyers are available to handle virtually any transaction noting potential problem areas, helping negotiate the best deal and then quickly documenting and closing the transaction.

     

  • Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights
    The changing economy has always made insolvency and creditors’ rights a critical legal protection. Because the long-standing models for understanding business cycle changes are following a new dynamic in today’s economy, the need for bankruptcy counsel at the ready is only underscored. Our Bankruptcy attorneys are distinguished precisely by their broad-based experience. Unlike “boutiques” offering one type of representation, our attorneys have represented creditors (secured and unsecured), lessors and lessees, debtors, trustees and creditors’ committees on a variety of pre-bankruptcy workouts and complex bankruptcy liquidations and reorganizations. Utilizing a team approach with our attorneys and industry specialists, we offer representation to a wide variety of businesses affected by insolvency, whether pending or imminent.

    Our attorneys have handled bankruptcies, foreclosures and receiverships. The group’s skills and practical experience are invaluable in representing lenders in workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcies. In workouts, as well as in foreclosures and bankruptcies, we frequently assist in developing the critical “game plan.” We are well versed in crisis management techniques to maximize time, preserve value and increase cash flow.

    We assist with insolvent estates, complex workouts and other matters and have served as counsel for equity receivers appointed in federal enforcement actions brought by government agencies.

    We can serve as liaison between creditor and debtor, and in negotiating and documenting restructurings. We can assist in performing operating, legal and management audits, and advise on bankruptcy and disposition issues. Our Firm’s familiarity with business operations, sales, purchases and financing enables our attorneys to help maximize asset value in the shortest possible time.

    We negotiate, litigate, document and consummate complex insolvency-related transactions, including:

    • For creditors, landlords and other parties in interest:
      • Protecting their interest in cash collateral
      • Obtaining relief from stay
      • Negotiating, preparing and confirming creditor plans of reorganization
      • Advising on executory contract issues
      • Preparing proofs of claim and defending objections thereto


    • For debtors, trustees and creditors’ committees:
      • Supervising case administration and the liquidation or reorganization of estate assets
      • Obtaining the use of cash collateral and defending relief from stay motions
      • Negotiating, preparing and confirming plans of reorganization
      • Prosecuting avoidance actions


    • With respect to a variety of other interests:
      • Negotiating and consummating the acquisition of assets from bankruptcy estates
      • Advising the bankruptcy impact on various business transactions
      • Structuring settlements to minimize the impact of a subsequent bankruptcy filing
      • Formulating strategies that take advantage of opportunities under the Bankruptcy Code

     

  • Intellectual Property
    We provide both transactional and litigation counsel in Intellectual Property matters. This multidisciplinary department draws on the experience of attorneys in corporate litigation and industry-specific practices including hotel, restaurant, apparel, computer, merchandising, casino and other areas. There is close coordination with entertainment and technology practice groups. We represent clients on all types of transactional and litigation matters related to creation, protection and enforcement of rights in intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, advertising, e-commerce, patents, trade dress and trade secret protection). The attorneys assist clients with some of their most valuable assets: the brands, the technology and the inventions that are at the core of the company’s mission and financial health. For Intellectual Property clients, we also prosecute and defend lawsuits involving copyright, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and patent law.

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