Clients and Practice Areas
We counsel new companies, established businesses, individual entrepreneurs, family shops, large enterprises, multi-entity groups, private firms, small corporations, and big partnerships. Our clients operate in a broad spectrum of industries: restaurant, service, retail, travel, manufacturing, creative, advertising, technology, professional, real estate, consulting, and sales. We understand that each client is different. We strive to identify those differences, understand what each client needs, and provide exactly that. No more, no less.
Business Transactions and Contracts
We counsel our clients through business contracts and other transactional issues that arise in the formation or operation of their companies. For some of our clients we serve as outside general counsel, handling most general business matters in our office, and bringing in specialized counsel as needed, such as for securities issues or litigation. In a typical outside general counsel arrangement, we will have weekly scheduled meetings with the client. Those meetings are billed at a lower rate, and in those meetings we review completed work and identify new matters and next steps. Outside of those meetings, we handle all or most of the general business work, such as a letter of intent, or manufacturing agreement, and we work with outside counsel to address the rest, such as funding documents or patent prosecution. Whether we are serving as outside general counsel or on a traditional engagement, our clients frequently call on us for advice, counsel, negotiation, or drafting. We prepare a wide variety of business formation documents, including articles of incorporation and bylaws, articles of organization and operating agreements, and initial meeting minutes or consents. We are also prepared to handle transactions in a wide array of business matters, including letters of intent to lease property or purchase assets, confidentiality and nondisclosure obligations, commercial leases, asset purchases, manufacturing, business services, licensing, technology, creative services, and client services.
Intellectual Property and Business Litigation
We serve as vigorous advocates for our clients in disputes and litigation regarding trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, technology matters, and other complex business matters. No matter how big or small the dispute, we aggressively represent our client’s interests effectively, skillfully, and efficiently. We handle each litigation matter with thoroughness, a strict attention to detail, and a willingness to work hard to achieve our client’s business goals. Our firm has successfully litigated cases across the country on behalf of a wide spectrum of businesses and individuals.