We organize the firm's lawyers into a number of highly specialized practice groups capable of responding effectively, efficiently and expeditiously to our clients' increasingly diverse needs. Our practice groups, however, do not operate in isolation; teams of lawyers from any number of these specialized groups often work together to provide a seamless interdisciplinary approach that we find critical to effective problem solving.
We advise clients with respect to general legal matters relating to their business operations, including the proper choice of entity and the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships; negotiation and documentation of shareholder agreements, limited liability company agreements, partnership agreements, employment agreements and severance agreements; and partnership dissolutions and other business separations.
The Firm also negotiates, structures and documents a wide variety of transactions including consulting agreements and many other commercial agreements and contracts that are dictated by the business needs of our clients. For matters involving intellectual property and information technology, we negotiate and document licenses, franchise and distributorship arrangements, consulting agreements and related agreements.
A portion of our client base is comprised of foreign investors who buy and sell U.S.-based assets and businesses. We understand the various challenges facing those making cross-border investments in this country and can structure deals that maximize their opportunities and minimize their exposure, just as we assist domestic businesses explore, develop and engage in business transactions in foreign countries.
Finally, many of our clients have accumulated substantial assets and want to develop comprehensive estate plans that reflect their priorities. We work with individuals and families to integrate personal, business and philanthropic needs into estate planning.