We know that running a business is not an easy affair. In addition to the responsibility of handling day-to-day operations, business owners face an ever-increasing number of legal requirements and duties. Our attorneys represent a diverse clientele of companies, tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations, professional service providers, family businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals.

Critical thinking, sound advice and planning can eliminate many of the legal hurdles business owners encounter. We strategically advise our clients on all phases of a business’ cycle from formation to succession or acquisition. Our clients may choose to retain us to serve as if we are their in-house general counsel, providing inclusive, ongoing planning and advice. This relationship allows us to develop an in-depth understanding of our client’s business, culture and legal needs. This in turn helps preserve a long-term relationship, which facilitates efficiency and allows us to become an integral part of our clients’ management team.

Entity Formation and Planning

We are engaged in all aspects of our clients’ business formation, development, growth and funding, from initial idea through liquidity. We focus on providing business and legal guidance to clients through all stages of development, from initial incorporation, to seed and angel investments, venture capital debt and equity financings, strategic investments, bank financing and mergers and acquisitions.


We have extensive experience in drafting tailored contracts to meet our clients’ needs, including terms and conditions, distribution agreements, customer contracts and non-disclosure agreements, just to name a few.

Corporate Governance

Our attorneys advise client management on compliance with various corporate, fiduciary and regulatory matters. We help clients develop and implement corporate governance policies and procedures, including employment policies, to foster best practices and to help clients meet their obligations under applicable law.


Employment planning is key to promoting a healthy and positive work environment, and avoiding employment disputes. We counsel employers on a variety of regulatory, legal, and human resources issues to ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations. We help our clients establish policies, procedures, and guidelines essential to their businesses. Contact our office if you have questions about your employment practices or want to ensure your employment practices comply with the most recent state and federal laws and regulations.

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