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Corporate and Commercial
Masha Bach and William McLeod

A full range of services is provided in the corporate area. Corporate clients include privately and publicly held businesses, small businesses, private equity and venture capital funds, investment companies as well as nonprofit organizations. The nature of our clients' businesses includes manufacturing, distribution, retail, industrial, hi-tech, IT, medical, real-estate, credit and financial, banking and professional services. We work closely with licensed tax and accounting professionals to help ensure optimal results for our clients in business transactions.

Services Provided:

  • Counseling clients seeking to establish a new business such as Corporations, Partnerships, L.L.C., Limited Partnerships, Land Trusts, joint ventures, international commercial ventures and off-shore companies.
  • Counseling clients in connection with daily business operations and governance.
  • All contractual negotiations and documentation including distribution agreements, brokerage contracts, vendor agreements, customer sales or services contracts, security agreements and corporate management agreements.
  • Customer dispute prevention and resolution.
  • Commercial lease negotiations and landlord-tenant relations.
  • Commercial real-estate acquisitions.
  • Banking and lending transactions, including merchant-bank relations.
  • Ownership succession, transfer and buy-sell agreements.
  • Partner, officer and director rights and liabilities.
  • Governmental relations.
  • Licensing and regulatory compliance.
  • Regulatory filings (including SEC and stock exchanges).
  • Finance - public and private.
  • Structuring employee compensation and benefits.
  • Executive compensation and non-competition agreements.
  • Counseling clients on labor & employment law compliance and loss prevention issues.
  • Structuring, negotiating and documenting mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, asset dispositions, tender offers and reorganizations.
  • Stock options, phantom stock plans and other private company employee incentive compensation programs.
  • All inter-corporate and third party disputes.
  • Bankruptcy, reorganization and secured creditor representation.
  • Representation in all corporate or commercial disputes, including mediation, arbitration and litigation. See our LITIGATION services.