A great business decision.
Our interdisciplinary business law team is made up of attorneys with a wide range of experience in business, transactions, litigation, and regulation. We’re involved in industries ranging from insurance to manufacturing and everything in between, assisting clients ranging from small entrepreneurs to large multinational corporations. No matter who we’re working for or what industry we’re working in, we deliver strategic business perspectives as well as pragmatic, efficient legal approaches.
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Business Restructuring & Insolvency
Commercial & Governmental Finance
Crisis Management & Public Relations
Government & Politics
Labor & Employment
Mergers & Acquisitions
Nonprofit and Tax Exempt
Technology, Outsourcing & Data Security
Trusts & Estates
Whether you’re concerned about competing more effectively in your regional or global market, keeping your data secure, navigating the tax code, planning for the future of your company, or simply addressing the day-to-day challenges of running a successful business, we can help.
We frequently assist clients in:
Whatever type of contract you need written or reviewed, we have the appropriate attorney on our business law team.
We routinely advise clients in a wide range of transactions, including:
- Service agreements
- Mergers, acquisitions, and reorganization transactions spanning 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
- Private and public capital raising projects for public and private entities, including early, mid, and late-stage financing
- Partnership agreements
- Product development agreements
We have extensive experience both in bringing actions to vindicate our clients’ rights and defending them when they’ve been sued. We are able to leverage our team’s wide-ranging litigation and trial expertise, which covers the spectrum of our clients’ interests and the problems they need to solve. Our knowledge spans commercial and contract disputes, product liability, personal injury, legal malpractice and ethics, construction, energy, employment, health care, securities, real estate, and municipal matters, among other areas.
We’re uniquely equipped to provide comprehensive counsel on every aspect of business succession planning. Our thorough, committed, interdisciplinary team of attorneys provides sophisticated estate and tax planning techniques, business organization counsel, and helps working out insurance arrangements, founder retirement financing, and structures for management purchase or third party sale.
To help our clients manage their most important resource—their people—we provide HR advice and counsel; perform labor negotiations, collective bargaining, and NLRB work; conduct workplace investigations; advise on ERISA, benefits, and executive compensation; lead preventative programs and training; resolve or litigate disputes; and more.
No matter what labor and employment matter you’re up against, our team will provide practical, straightforward advice about what you should do, not just what you legally can do to help your business run smoothly and efficiently.
Our outsourcing transactions, data security, software licensing, and cloud computing work spans a broad array of industry segments and deal types. We handle challenging negotiations and complicated outsourcing transactions across banking, the technology sector, and more. We also routinely help clients who are creating game-changing technology figure out the best way to develop their products and bring them to market. And we help keep you safe: We have a great deal of experience helping clients respond to and mitigate the fallout from data breaches and find ways to prevent them in the future.
Our PR pros in our firm’s subsidiary help clients mitigate media scrutiny, protect their business interests, and control the public narrative—and with it, public opinion. And we embrace a good challenge: The more complex, controversial, and divisive the subject matter, the more we look forward to breaking it down and creating a compelling story around it.
Lobbying. Government relations. Campaign finance law compliance. Grass-top lobbying. Administrative and regulatory rule making. Political action committees. You name it, our integrated team of attorneys and government relations specialists has counseled our clients through it—on a local and national level, and on both sides of the aisle, for local and regional businesses and trade associations as well as Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations. As a result of our wide-ranging experience and track record of success, we have strong relationships with key decision makers and have a well-earned reputation as hardworking, straight-shooting advocates who get results.
The depth and breadth of our experience gives us insight into, and the ability to take on, some of the most challenging tax issues out there, including very complicated mergers and acquisitions work, complex litigation, and other matters with a lot of moving pieces.
With one of the largest trademark portfolios in the northeast region and one of the nation’s most active practices, we regularly provide expert guidance on everything from registering a trademark to copyright issues to trade secret protection. We also provide strategic advice on every aspect of helping you identify, develop, protect, and monetize your goodwill, inventions, creations and other work product—and position yourself for long-term success.
Reorganizing your business under Chapter 11 often involves a multitude of moving parts, from restructuring and negotiating repayment schedules, to liquidating your company’s assets to manage debt. Our breadth of experience and cross-industry insight enables us to handle every part of large, complex restructurings in-house—and our creativity helps clients find the most successful outcomes.
From planning to execution, we assist in all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. We represent bidders, targets, investors making financial acquisitions, founders of companies implementing exit strategies, financial advisers, and more.
Our team counsels entrepreneurs on various possible structures and avenues for raising capital; represents companies raising capital in all stages of equity, debt, and hybrid financings; and provides strategic advice to investors in private capital transactions.
At inception, the owners of every business are faced with a daunting to-do list. Whether the founders of a new entity or the acquirors of a going concern, equity players are occupied envisioning the how to make their enterprise a success. On this to-do list is the need to allocate rights and responsibilities among owners, including transfer restrictions, cross-purchase rights, the use of insurance to fund buy-outs, valuation procedures, drag-along and tag-along rights and dispute resolution processes in the event of disagreement. These rights and responsibilities are hammered out in shareholder agreements and limited liability company agreements.
The firm’s Executive Compensation attorneys represent executives, management teams, private equity groups and strategic buyers, and support clients by:
- Drafting and negotiating employment agreements with special attention to severance arrangements, non-competes and non-solicits
- Drafting and negotiating separation from employment agreements
- Designing and implementing equity incentive plans and award agreements, including stock options, restricted stock, stock appreciation rights, stock units, and profits interests
- Designing and implementing qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation agreements.
We also bring expertise in applicable tax code provisions, such as Section 409A, Section 280G, and Section 162(m) and are available to consult and model executive compensation allocation and amounts based on peer company studies and market-based terms.
- Business Restructuring & Insolvency
- Commercial & Governmental Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Crisis Management & Public Relations
- Government & Politics
- Intellectual Property
- International Business
- Labor & Employment
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Nonprofit and Tax Exempt
- Private Capital
- Real Estate
- Succession Planning
- Technology, Outsourcing & Data Security
- Trusts & Estates