Providing counsel and representation necessary to avoid and resolve disputes as well as effective representation once litigation has started. We handle a wide variety of commercial litigation matters including trademark and copyright infringement, breach of contract, partnership disputes, minority stockholder claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, construction claims, and unfair trade practice.
Drafting, interpretation, and negotiation of contracts.
Formation and governance of business entities, including partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, and professional associations. We provide counsel regarding the best choice of entity or combination of entities so as to balance taxation, control, and protection requirements. Additionally, we counsel our clients in proper governance of corporations and other entities so as to ensure compliance with state and federal law, including the officer and director liability and the Oxley-Sarbanes Act.
Unfair Trade Practices
Counsel and representation regarding trade practice claims including Robertson-Patman, Clayton, or Sherman antitrust claims, involving predatory pricing, and illegal combinations as well as trade dress and trade disparagement claims.
Drafting and interpretation of labor contracts as well as defense and prosecution of employment claims.
Drafting of non-compete agreements as well as defense and prosecution of civil suits related to non-compete agreements.
Planning and establishment of legal mechanisms to permit the succession of business owners to the next generation so as to minimize transfer taxation, and facilitate orderly transition.