Our Corporate & Business practice encompasses all transactional aspects of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, from formation to reorganization to acquisition to divestiture. Our attorneys assist corporate clients, executives, entrepreneurs and investors in a wide range of business arrangements including limited liability company operating agreements, partnership and joint venture agreements, shareholders' agreements, technology agreements, supply and distribution agreements and numerous other business agreements unique to each client. We also handle a wide range of compensation related agreements including employment and consulting agreements, indemnification agreements, stock option and restricted stock agreements, stock plans and confidentiality and non-compete agreements. We advise boards of directors and their committees and are involved in corporate governance on a continuing basis.
Our attorneys regularly advise entrepreneurs starting a new business regarding the development of a capital structure, negotiations with private equity and venture capital firms and other early stage investors, the allocation of share ownership among participants and the development of equity-based benefit plans. In many cases, we assist clients with financing the start-up or growth of their business through private placements of debt and/or equity securities including preferred stock and convertible notes.