Our Practice Areas at a Glance

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Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Business and Contract
  • Debtor-Creditor
  • Franchise
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Construction
  • Collection
  • Statutory Disputes
  • Business Torts, Breakups and M&A Disputes
  • Broker-Dealer/Investment Advisor Disputes
  • Corporate Governance and Shareholder Disputes
  • SEC Proceedings
  • Securities Fraud
  • Fiduciary Duty Breaches
  • Unfair Competition and Infringement
  • Director & Officer Indemnification Disputes
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes


Commercial Real Estate Law

  • Office, Retail and Industrial Leasing
  • Landlord-Tenant Negotiations and Disputes
  • Lease Agreements
  • Acquisition and Sale
  • Development
  • Like-Kind, Tax-Deferred Exchanges
  • Foreclosures
  • Construction
  • Structuring of Ownership Entity
  • Property Management Agreements
  • Financing
  • Title Examination and Insurance


Construction Law

  • Pre-Project Counseling
  • Delivery Method Selection
  • Custom Contracts and Forms
  • Modified Standard Form Contracts
  • Competitive Bids and Proposals
  • Bid Protests
  • Payment & Performance Bonds
  • Liens
  • Claim Prevention and Dispute Avoidance
  • Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
  • Project Closeout


Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Business Formation and Governance
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Distributions, Liquidations and Reorganizations
  • Strategic Tax Advice for C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships and Trusts
  • Tax Due Diligence
  • Business Tax Planning, Including Incentives, Accounting Methods, Tax Reserve Opinion and State and Local Tax Planning
  • Rationalizing Sales and Use Tax Burdens for Multi-State Businesses
  • Limited Liability Company, Partnership, Joint Venture and Shareholder Agreements
  • Asset and Stock Sales
  • Employment Agreements
  • License Agreements
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Non-Competition, Non-Disclosure and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Financing
  • Franchising


Creditors´ Rights & Bankruptcy Law

  • Claim and Lien Enforcement
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Workouts
  • Creditors' Committees
  • Preferences, Fraudulent Transfers and other Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Receiverships


Family Wealth Planning

  • Estate and Gift Tax Minimization Transactions
  • Family Business Succession Planning
  • Structure Sales
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Asset Protection
  • Disability and Incapacity Planning
  • Charitable Giving
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship


Fiduciary Litigation

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Disputes
  • Will Contests
  • Guardianship Issues
  • Undue Influence Claims
  • Removal of Fiduciaries
  • Will and Trust Interpretation Disputes


Franchise Law

  • Franchisor and Franchisee Representation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Franchise Agreements and Area Development Agreements
  • Franchise Co-operatives
  • State and Federal Disclosure Documents and Registration
  • Trademark, Service Mark and Copyright Protection


Income Tax

  • Domestic income tax planning
  • Tax audits and controversy work


Legal Ethics/State Bar Defense & Admissions

  • Defense of Lawyers in Disciplinary Matters and Complaints
  • Ethics Advice to Lawyers
  • Assistance to State Bar Admission Applicants


Probate, Trust and Estate Administration

  • Administrative Filings
  • Advise on processes for satisfaction of estate or trust obligations
  • Manage estate or trust asset distributions
  • Advise on various matters related to Estate Tax Return


Secured Lending

  • Multi-state and multi-asset collateral
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Asset-based lending
  • Trademarks
  • Securities
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Leasing due diligence
  • Real property collateral


Securities Law

  • Broker-Dealer/Registered Investment Advisor Regulation and Compliance
  • Defensive Representation in Securities
    Regulatory Investigations and Enforcement Proceedings
  • Representation of Broker-Dealers, Investment Advisors, Registered Representatives, Issuers, Investment Funds and Investors in all Forms of Securities Industry Disputes
  • Litigation of Federal and State Securities Law Violations
  • Federal Arbitration Act Vacatur and Confirmation Proceedings
  • Representation of Firms and Individuals in Raiding and Recruitment Disputes
  • Investment Banking Disputes


Technology Law

  • License Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Software Purchase Agreements
  • Service Agreements
  • Maintenance Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenant Agreements
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements


Venture Capital and Private Equity

  • Lender and Borrower Representation
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Investors