Practice Areas

Company formation and entity selection

  • Corporations
  • LLCs
  • Benefit Corporations and Flexible Purpose Corporations
  • B Corporations and other models for stakeholder accountability
  • Cooperatives
  • Nonprofits including social venture development
  • Hybrids

Financing and capital markets

  • Securities compliance
  • Private placements
  • Investment funds
  • Direct public offerings
  • Creative financing strategies
  • Broker-dealer compliance
  • Exchanges
  • Public company compliance
  • Employee ownership
  • ESOPs – employee stock ownership plans

Protection of intellectual property

  • Licensing
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Terms of use and privacy policies
  • Trade secret protection

Governance and compliance

  • Creative governance models
  • Investor relations, meetings, and reporting
  • Compliance with filing and licensing requirements

Business transactions

  • Contracts
  • Negotiation
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Employment matters

  • Employee incentive and engagement plans
  • Compliance with employment law
  • Employee documents
  • Employee handbooks
  • Separation agreements

Real estate

  • Lease review
  • Land use
  • Real estate transactions

Payments, local currency, and stored value cards

  • Bank Secrecy Act compliance
  • Money Transmitter regulatory compliance
  • Other regulatory issues

Tax

  • Tax returns
  • Tax planning
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax audits, assessments, and collections and refund claims

Litigation

  • Pre-litigation dispute resolution
  • Representation in litigation, arbitration, and mediation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • General litigation

Special assessment districts

  • Formation
  • Tax exemption
  • Ongoing compliance

Outside general counsel

  • Flat fee or hourly ongoing consultation