Practice Areas

Business and Corporate

»  Counsel and documentation for formation and operation of all types of business entities for individuals, partners, families, entrepreneurs, venture capital investors and existing entities, including owner control, buy-sell, restrictive transfer and other arrangements as appropriate.

» Counsel and documentation for all types of business arrangements, from client products and services vendor and customer contracts to financings, distribution and marketing matters, unique affiliations, ventures and other arrangements.

» Counsel and documentation for sales, purchases, mergers, reorganizations, and liquidations of business entities or all or a portion of the assets of entities.

» Counsel and documentation for compliance with federal, state and local governmental regulations, and interaction with and response to governmental entities.

» Counsel and documentation for debt and equity financing/investment arrangements, including bank or private lender loans/credit facilities and private equity offerings.

Real Estate, Land Use, Planning and Land Development

» Counsel and documentation for all types of commercial and residential real estate transactions, including sale contracts, 1031 exchanges, and retail, industrial and residential leasing.

» Counsel to commercial and residential real estate developers and homebuilders, including documentation, interaction with governmental entities (including development agreements and unique arrangements) and construction, management, mechanics lien, warranty and homeowner association matters.

» Counsel and documentation for survey, title, closing and related issues (including interactions and affiliations with title companies), commercial and residential planned unit developments, zoning, platting and land use planning matters related to development.

Employment and Intellectual Property

» Counsel and documentation to businesses for employment matters and issues, including regulatory compliance, employee conflicts, employment handbooks and policies, sexual and other forms of harassment, workers’ compensation, workplace safety, employee theft and employment termination rationale and procedure.

» Counsel and documentation to businesses for forward-thinking steps to minimize employee problems and maximize employer latitude, including policies, procedures and handbooks, and employment agreements containing provisions regarding non-competition, trade secrets, assignment of intellectual property and other matters.

» Counsel and documentation to businesses and individuals for intellectual property (IP) and related matters, including IP infringement analysis/avoidance, trademark registration, copyright registration, IP licensing agreements, branding considerations, pre- and post-creation IP agreements between co-creators and related matters.

Estate/Succession Planning

» Counsel and documentation for individual and family incapacitation, probate, estate, succession planning and related matters, including powers of attorney, wills, trusts, incapacitation and guardianship documents, probate administration, estate tax avoidance and/or arrangements, contingent business planning, and related matters.