Practice Areas

 
 
 
 
 

General Corporate / Contracts

 

Our attorneys handle all manner of general corporate matters for our clients, including business formations, commercial agreements, corporate housekeeping and general advising on legal matters that arise on an occasional basis. In some cases we act as “outside general counsel” for our smaller clients that do not have in-house counsel.

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Emerging Companies

 

Our emerging company clients count on us to handle the wide variety of their legal needs. From structuring to formation to financing to intellectual property protection, emerging companies face a host of critical legal concerns. We assist them in prioritizing the legal issues they face and in handling the most pressing ones in a cost-effective matter.

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Financing / Venture Capital

 

Our company clients count on us to assist them with various types of debt and equity offerings. We do a significant amount of work in the areas of venture capital and angel financing, where we assist our clients in structuring, negotiating and closing deals designed to achieve their business objectives.

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Mergers & Acquisitions / Joint Ventures

 

Our attorneys are very experienced in the representation of clients engaged in asset or stock sales and purchases, mergers, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and leveraged buy-outs, and we work across a broad array of industries. We advise companies that are preparing to enter the market, offer guidance on transaction structure, review term sheets, advise on and perform due diligence review and negotiate and draft documentation.

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Individual & Institutional Investors

 

Our attorneys represent investors of all types, including high net worth individual investors, family offices and VC funds. They look to us to assist with a variety of functions, whether it is diligencing, documenting and closing a transaction that has already been negotiated, or structuring and negotiating a deal from the outset or, for our less experienced investor clients, assisting them to develop an understanding of the available investment structures.

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Intellectual Property

 

Intellectual property rights are very significant at every stage of our clients’ business cycles, from conception and formation, into growth and commercialization, and through to their ultimate exits. Whether it is assuring initial ownership of IP, registering and defending trademarks and copyrights, negotiating license agreements or collaborating with our co-counsel to advise on and file patent applications, our attorneys are very experienced in helping our clients manage and defend their critical IP assets.

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International Business

 

In our increasingly global economy, we are regularly involved in cross-border activities, both inbound and outbound, representing both companies and investors. Our attorneys have significant experience in the details of commencing cross-border operations and forming local affiliate entities, in conducting regular cross-border business operations, and in structuring, negotiating and documenting cross-border transactions.

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Litigation / Dispute Resolution

 

In the context of litigation and dispute resolution, we represent companies of all sizes as well as individuals. Our size and cost structure enables us to be equally effective in handling complex commercial matters as well as smaller, more routine matters. Our attorneys have practiced before state and federal courts, as well as in a range of arbitral and other alternative dispute resolution forums.

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Employment / Executive Compensation

 

Our attorneys handle the broad spectrum of employment-related activities, both on the company side and the employee/consultant side. Our practice extends from advisory and compliance-related activities for our company clients, to negotiation and drafting of employment, consulting and other related agreements, to advising on and representing our clients in employment claims and disputes.

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“Once the underlying goal of a project or an engagement has been established, we work with the client to craft a strategy calculated to achieve the desired result as expeditiously and cost-effectively as possible.”

“Before our clients commit the time and expense to a transaction or matter, we will work with them in clarifying their objectives and testing their assumptions, thus doing our best to ensure that the potential benefits justify the costs and any potential risks.”

“We understand that our clients are focused on achieving specific business objectives, and are looking for us to present them with legal strategies that support those goals. At the same time, they are counting on us to identify potential pitfalls and to assist them in identifying and assessing their risks, a responsibility that we take very seriously.”

“Providing our clients with appropriate protection while facilitating their operations, balancing 'get it done' with 'get it done right,' and doing it all with an eye to our clients’ legal budgets and cost constraints can be a challenging task, but it is one that we strive to achieve and is a skill at which we have become adept.”

“Our depth of practice in VC and angel financing has given us a sophisticated understanding of the issues driving the negotiations on both sides of the table, enabling us to provide our clients with practical advice on strategy and market terms. In a field where efficiency and cost control are essential, we offer our clients extensive experience and practical judgment in assessing the benefits and costs inherent in their negotiating positions.”

“We frequently receive referrals from some of New York’s largest law firms in situations where they have an internal conflict, are unable to handle a matter efficiently or for some other reason. They trust us to assist their clients and contacts when they are unable to do so.”