Business & Corporate Law
Our business law attorneys have the expertise to assist with a wide array of issues relating to the formation and operation of businesses. We provide advice for small to mid-sized privately held companies, closely held start-ups, family offices and entrepreneurs across a broad range of business sectors.
New Business Formation
When you are embarking on a new business venture you will be faced with an important threshold question – what business form is best suited to your current needs and future plans? We can help you to understand the operational, tax and liability issues associated with different business structures and guide you to the best choice for your new entity. We assist clients with entity structuring and formation for:
- Limited Liability Companies;
- Partnerships; and
- Limited Liability Partnerships
Business Operation and Governance Issues
As your business progresses through the various phases of its life cycle, CMM attorneys can offer you counsel regarding compliance, regulatory, staffing, operational, and governance issues. We prepare and negotiate governance and business operations documents, as well as succession planning, such as:
- Shareholder Agreements for Corporations;
- Operating Agreements for Limited Liability Companies;
- Buy-Sell Agreements between business owners;
- Partnership Agreements;
- Investment Agreements and Buy-in Agreements;
- Distributorship Agreements;
- Leases and Financial Transactions; and
- Contracts for the sale of goods and services
Business Purchase and Sale Transactions
The decision to structure the sale or your business as an asset or equity sale can have significant consequences. Through consultation with our attorneys you will gain confidence that you have thoroughly vetted the risks, benefits and tax implications of these alternatives and reached the proper decision. We will guide you and manage the transaction from the letter of intent through the closing. Our attorneys have experience in the structuring and negotiation of:
- Asset Purchase Agreements;
- Stock Purchase Agreements;
- Membership Interest Purchase Agreements; and
- Intellectual Property Assignments
Closely-held businesses sometimes incur insurmountable obstacles. When faced with this unfortunate circumstance you and your business partners may require the assistance of our corporate attorneys to wind-up and dissolve your business entity. With its years of experience resolving disputes among partners and members, our litigation department will share with you the insights and successful strategies it has developed for negotiating and-when necessary- litigating your internal controversy. Our litigators will ensure that your rights and equity interests are protected.
Complementary Business Law and Employment Law Expertise
Our Corporate and Employment law attorneys often work collaboratively to ensure that all of your business issues are seamlessly addressed – sometimes before they even arise. Employment counsel can play an important role as your business expands in personnel, including the negotiation and drafting of executive compensation agreements and employee policies.
Please see our Executive Compensation section Employment Law section for information on these topics.
Email Sebastian D’Acunto or call him at 203-202-3139 for more information.