Our vigilant attention to industry trends and deep knowledge of tax case law come together to support small to medium-sized businesses through services that address: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) Opportunity Zone Transactions Succession Planning for Closely-Held Businesses Tax Controversy and Litigation Tax Credits and Special Incentives Tax Planning for […]

We leverage decades of experience advising middle market clients expanding or selling their businesses on the complexities of mergers and acquisitions, including: Transaction structuring Negotiations Due diligence Tax planning Regulatory compliance The sooner and more deeply we can engage with a client, the greater our opportunity to listen and guide clients to achieve targeted outcomes. […]

The group is also well-versed with every recognized labor organization, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), state agencies, federal and state trial and appeals courts, and grievance arbitration. Managing long and short-term interactions with unions requires sensitivity and understanding the intentions of management and the labor force. Client objectives can vary from working creatively as […]

From identification and registration to monitoring and enforcement, the complex trademark journey requires a mix of savvy legal and business counsel. Our team of experienced attorneys provides trusted advice to clients, enabling them to build and protect their brands with confidence and helping them: Search for availability and analyze risks before adopting a trademark Acquire […]

Our IP patent legal group provides clients with targeted advice across a broad spectrum of patent-related matters. With backgrounds in engineering and technology as well as patent law, we simultaneously tap both left- and right-brain methods to deliver responsive, flexible, understandable patent solutions that are as innovative and practical as our clients’ inventions. From our […]

Franchisors With decades of experience advising franchisors on a range of business and legal issues, the franchise team offers industry acumen, personalized counsel and flexible fee arrangements. Focused on client pain points and collaborative resolution, the team’s dynamic services are well-suited for start-ups and seasoned businesses alike. Having a detailed understanding of the franchise landscape […]

Our work includes thousands of transactions involving: Private company securities Start-up financings, including SAFE agreements, convertible notes, and convertible preferred stock Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other business combinations Asset securitizations, including receivables warehousing and asset-based loans Distressed asset sales, foreclosures and workouts Bond and tax-exempt financings Loans secured by real estate Bank loans and […]

We advise business owners, ESOP trustees, financial advisers, minority shareholders and investors in: ESOP conversions ESOPs in ownership succession transactions Sale of ESOP companies Mergers and acquisitions Fairness opinions Due diligence Closing documentation This comprehensive advice enables business owners to evaluate and compare the tax and other benefits of an ESOP sale to a traditional […]

Our approach is simple: we learn our clients’ businesses to identify and resolve issues before they become problems, preventing the loss of time and money associated with extensive legal proceedings. When the worst happens, we have achieved tremendous success on behalf of our clients by obtaining early dismissals of lawsuits before trial. We routinely represent […]

Our practice advises senior-level executives respecting their employment agreements and other compensation arrangements, and we represent companies of all sizes on executive employment and other compensation arrangements as well as on setting up and implementing complex benefit plans. We counsel clients on how to adjust to the changing landscape of health care benefit regulation, including […]