We represent small and mid-market private companies in business transactions and ongoing general corporate and intellectual property compliance matters.  We assist the senior management team with anything from negotiating and closing the acquisition of a competitor to maintaining the corporate books and stock records, conducting annual board and shareholder meetings, maintaining and policing the business’s registered trademarks, and managing disputes with vendors, suppliers, and customers.

Many of our clients are closely-held private companies with small senior management teams but no general counsel or in-house legal department. For these clients, we can provide efficient services at a reasonable, middle-market hourly rate. For clients seeking a more fixed commitment and regular availability, we provide a fixed number of days per month (once per week, once every other week, etc.) for a fixed monthly fee.  Generally, when compared with an hourly rate, our fixed monthly fees are much less than the hourly rates charged by larger law firms.  Our general counsel services include:

Corporate formation and organization:

  • Forming corporate entity – articles, bylaws and other initial corporate documentation
  • Founders stock purchase agreements
  • Shareholder buy-sell agreements
  • Intellectual Property Assignment
  • State and local tax and corporate compliance

Strategic Agreements:

  • Software/technology/license
  • Partner/Reseller/Distributor
  • Professional services
  • Development/outsourcing

Early-stage and follow-on financing

  • Venture and angel investment
  • Convertible debt

Real estate and leasing matters:

  • Office and equipment leases
  • Real estate holding/investment entities
  • Real estate financing/refinancing

Employment matters:

  • Offer letters and employment agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Employee handbooks

Corporate Governance:

  • Attending board meetings and drafting minutes
  • Preparing and managing stock option plans