We are attorneys with expertise in corporate, commercial, intellectual property,
litigation, real estate, Internet, tax and finance matters. Our background in
these areas has been gained through large firm, in-house corporation and academic
experience. Our years of experience
are combined in a small firm dedicated to
advising businesses and business people.
As a small firm, we can provide a cost-effective means of handling business
transactions and disputes, both complex and basic. Our small size insures that
your matters will be given prompt attention, and that you will have access to
us at all times. We pride ourselves on maintaining on-going
with many of our clients.
We strive to handle our clients' matters in a way that reflects our best judgment.
We are able to handle a wide range of transactions and litigation matters involving
many types of businesses
. Where a particular matter requires expertise or resources
that we do not have, we tell our clients and do our best to recommend other attorneys
and collaborate with them as needed. At present, our firm's practice areas include:
Our corporate group provides a full breadth of legal services to meet the
corporate needs of our business clients, from emerging start-ups to well-established
businesses to foreign companies seeking a U.S. presence. These services include
corporate formation and restructuring; joint ventures; strategic alliances;
employment agreements; business acquisitions and sales; stock option plans;
understandings among equity holders; venture capital; and purchases and sales of
Our intellectual property group assists clients in protecting
confidential information and trade secrets, in searching, registering, maintaining
and licensing trademarks and copyrights, and in prosecuting and defending
infringement claims. The group also handles a wide range of matters relating to
software and other technology development and licensing arrangements, and is
well-versed in legal matters relating to the Internet.
Our real estate practice serves clients in all aspects of commercial
and residential real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of real
property, the negotiation of leases, mortgage refinancings and condominium and
cooperative offerings and conversions.
Commercial and Finance
Our commercial and finance practice encompasses a broad
range of commercial matters. This group assists clients in drafting, reviewing and
negotiating an array of contracts relating to commercial transactions and financing,
including loan agreements and related financing documents, supply agreements and
Our litigation practice reflects the wide range of challenges that
confront diverse businesses in today's environment. We have extensive experience
in securities litigation, RICO, intellectual property disputes, shareholder rights
and derivative litigation, employment issues, antitrust, UCC litigation, fiduciary
obligations (of investment bankers, brokers and other fiduciaries), international
law, constitutional law, civil rights law, real estate and many other kinds of
commercial and private disputes. We practice in both the federal and state courts
across the United States, and regularly travel abroad to meet our clients' needs.
In addition to the traditional court systems, we are familiar with a variety of
methods of alternative dispute resolution, and where appropriate can guide parties
toward creative and helpful solutions to their problems.
Our business tax group has developed a special expertise in handling tax
planning for a wide variety of sophisticated transactions and other tax matters
having federal, state, local and foreign tax implications, and work closely with
the other practice groups within the firm in exploring and advising them with respect
to any tax issues that may arise in connection with their matters. We have extensive
experience with respect to tax ramifications relating to corporations, partnerships,
limited liability companies and joint venture arrangements; taxable and tax-free
reorganizations, liquidations, mergers and acquisitions; federal, state and local
civil and criminal tax controversies; executive compensation arrangements, including
stock options and other stock-based plans; taxation of tax-exempt and philanthropic
organizations; taxation of financial instruments and products; charitable giving;
strategic state and local tax savings opportunities; taxation of real estate
transactions; tax shelters; foreign tax matters; income taxation of trusts and
estates and income tax aspects of estate planning.
We know that a client's needs do not often fit neatly into one area. Thus, we believe
in a team approach. All of our practice areas
interact and communicate with each other regularly to ensure that any matter presented to
us is appropriately served.
We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about how our firm might be able
to serve your needs. We invite you to contact us
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