Practices | Business Law

Bernstein Shur’s Business Law Practice Group comprises attorneys with a wide range of experience in business, transactional and regulatory matters. The group serves clients ranging from small and emerging entrepreneurial businesses to the world’s largest multinational corporations. We draw on our extensive experience in all dimensions of corporate representation to deliver strategic business perspectives as well as pragmatic, efficient legal approaches.

Our business attorneys represent public, private and individual clients with varied businesses interests and at all stages of development. Often collaborating with our colleagues in other practice groups, we frequently assist clients in corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, venture capital and private equity deals, equity and debt financing, public finance and economic development programs and incentives, strategic alliances and contracting, corporate governance and compliance, all aspects of securities regulation, employee benefits and executive compensation, international transactions, as well as formation and nurturing of start-up and emerging growth businesses, including technology businesses. Our attorneys are experienced in advising the various individual, corporate and transactional participants and stakeholders in a broad array of industries.

Our business attorneys have a variety of professional experience, including time spent as in-house corporate general counsel for large and small companies, senior regulatory counsel at federal and state agencies, as well as many years as external counsel here at the firm. Our business attorneys draw on their deep and broad experiences, as well as our colleagues within the firm, to provide practical and effective counsel. We use our full-service firm to assess and resolve broader legal needs in the areas of intellectual property, tax, employment, real estate, bankruptcy, litigation and regulatory matters. Our attorneys routinely advise a wide range of clients, from public and private companies to entrepreneurs, families, and individuals, in a wide range of transactions and matters, including:

  • Issuer and board counsel for the start-up and management of mutual funds, hedge funds, Exchange Traded Funds (including ETFs traded on the NYSE).
  • Advised on scores of mergers, acquisitions and reorganization transactions, including businesses in the energy, health care, manufacturing, distribution, technology, direct response, internet, financial services, securities, entertainment, and automotive industries.
  • Domestic and International outsourcing, distribution and supply transactions of all varieties.
  • Extensive counseling around franchise arrangements.
  • Counsel to boards, board committees and executive teams of public, private, and not for profit companies regarding corporate governance and compliance, executive compensation and transactional matters, as well as industry-specific obligations and duties required by federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Advise foreign companies seeking to do business in the United States and well as domestic companies seeking to engage in international transactions.
  • Private and public capital raising projects for public and private entities, including early, mid, and late-stage financing.
  • Succession planning and other counsel on governance and management of family run and closely held companies.
  • Counsel to health care professionals and groups regarding compensation and governance issues as well as contracted service arrangements and agreements.
  • Address technical, legal and insurance issues involved in data security breaches.