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Let us put our years of counseling clients in matters of business and real estate to work for you.

Over many years of practice, our attorneys have developed expertise in several practice areas. These areas include, Real Estate and Development, Corporate and Business Transactions and Services, Emerging Growth & Venture Capital, and Business & Commercial Litigation.

Corporate & Business

We provide general counseling to corporate clients and work on a wide variety of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, private placements and other business arrangements involving a number of industries.

Our attorneys advise a diverse set of clients and have experience representing companies of all sizes, including startups and venture-backed companies, along with both large and small public companies in all aspects of their business affairs. We provide guidance and services to angel investors, venture capitalist and private equity funds. We handle and are responsible for providing assistance in corporate governance matters and risk management. We undertake the review and preparation of transactional documents such as purchase agreements, collaboration agreements, sponsored research agreements, and master service agreements. We conduct due diligence and have experience in venture investment transaction documents, including, voting agreements, right of first refusal and co-sale agreements. Our attorneys provide training to business units, including sales and service, research and development and supplier management teams and develop and recommend operating policies and improvements.

Real Estate & Development

We represent developers, purchasers, sellers and lenders and are engaged in all aspects of real estate transactions including development, purchase and sale, financing, title insurance and leasing.

Our attorneys represent financial institutions, businesses, private equity firms and individuals with real estate financing matters, including serving as closing agent and issuing title insurance. We counsel on the acquisition, development and disposition of raw land, commercial buildings, industrial buildings, office parks, residential and retail properties. Our lawyers advise developers, investors and owners on land use and zoning matters, including due diligence for property acquisition and development, analysis of environmental matters, code compliance, permitting, platting, rezoning and property restriction issues. We counsel landlords and tenants on the full spectrum of legal issues arising in connection with the use, occupancy and operation of commercial or residential real estate, including drafting and advising on commercial lease transactions, including office leases, industrial leases, warehouse leases, ground leases and retail leases (such as leases for shopping centers, mixed use projects and other retail facilities).

Emerging Growth & Venture Capital

We are lawyers for business that understand the services needed by entrepreneurs as you launch and build a start-up company. Our attorneys work closely and provide guidance to start-up, early stage, growth stage and what many refer to as emerging growth companies to appropriately protect your business interests, while dedicating resources towards focusing on growing your business. Each new business goes through a process of entity selection, protecting the name and concept, developing a business plan, determining tax structures, hiring the right people, to raising capital and more. As a starting point, one of the top priorities for any start-up is identifying and selecting the right counsel.

Our Attorneys have experience representing and working closely with start-up companies across multiple industries, such as technology, internet, new media, media, health care, fashion, real estate, publishing and manufacturing, along with venture capital, angel groups, private equity firms, private investors and their portfolio companies, and strategic investors of various kinds.

Business & Commercial Litigation

Our attorneys have a deep understanding of dispute management and resolutions. We regularly counsel and advise clients on litigation prevention and prosecution. We handle all aspects of business and commercial litigation, including areas such as domestic and international insurance matters, health law and real estate.
We have skilled trial attorneys with long-standing experience in the successful representation of banking institutions in disputes and litigation matters pending before state and federal courts or arbitral bodies involving a broad range of matters.