General Corporate Matters

 

Many of our clients retain us to act as their "outsourced in-house counsel." This arrangement has three principal benefits: (i) We develop an in-depth familiarity with your business culture and legal needs; (ii) We maintain a long-term relationship, which facilitates efficiency of service (with no additional employee headcount); and (iii) We become an integral part of your management team. The specific general corporate services we provide include:

 

  • Startup Counseling

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  • Formation of Corporations, LLC’s and other entities, and preparation of related documentation

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  • Founders’ Agreements, Operating Agreements and Limited Partnership Agreements

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  • IP Agreements, including Licensing Agreements, Confidentiality and Inventions Assignment Agreements, and Terms of Service/use and Privacy Policy

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  • Employment and Consulting Agreements

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  • Stock Option Plans and Agreements

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  • Commercial Contracts, including Services Agreements, Partnering Agreements, Vendor/Supplier Agreements and Reseller Agreements

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  • Structuring of Equity Ownership, including Vesting Issues

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  • Corporate Governance, including Board of Director Matters and Stockholders’/Voting Agreements

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  • Trademark Advice and Registration
     

 

Corporate Transactions
 

Our transactional practice is the core of our business. We understand how to handle deals efficiently and at a cost that makes business sense. We handle the following types of transactions:

 

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

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  • Financings (see “Securities Law Matters” below)

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  • Licensing and other Technology Transactions

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  • Debt Transactions

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  • Strategic Alliances, Joint Ventures, Outsourcing and other Partnering Transactions

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  • Acquisitions of Specified Assets

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  • Leveraged Buy-Outs

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  • Divestitures and Dispositions

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  • Restructurings and Recapitalizations

 

 

Corporate Legal Transactions

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