Subfields of Business Law
What is Business Law?
From the moment a business is formed, and throughout its life cycle, there are legal issues that must be addressed. Business law is not one area of law, but many areas that govern a company’s formation, operation, contracts, financing, intellectual property, securities and even insolvency. Businesses and their owners require legal advisors who understand their needs and can help them achieve their objectives, protect their assets and avoid common pitfalls.
Who We Represent
Our client base covers an extensive range of industries including technology, e-commerce, medical, food and beverage, fashion, branding and marketing, video games, biotechnology, manufacturing, distribution, cosmetics and advertising.
What We Do
We offer a variety of corporate legal services, tailored to the demands of companies, individuals and entrepreneurs. We provide clarity, guidance and strategic business law counsel to our clients as they establish their entities, raise financing and buy or sell assets. Our business attorneys take a pragmatic approach to finding legal solutions and getting it done.
As businesses grow, they often look to purchase or merge with another company. While these opportunities can be lucrative, they also introduce legal and financial risks into the business. Mergers and acquisitions often involve corporate, securities and antitrust laws. Our experienced business attorneys can help evaluate the best way to structure the deal, negotiate favorable terms and address necessary details in order to protect a company’s interests and minimize liability.
A big risk for a business is entering into a deal without knowing all the facts. By performing legal due diligence, the parties to the transaction are able to gather and analyze relevant information about each other before the deal closes. The due diligence process is essential to protecting a party’s interests and ensuring they make well-informed decisions about whether and/or how to move forward with the arrangement. Our attorneys engage with clients throughout the due diligence process by providing a checklist of information to request (or deliver), evaluating the data, and advising clients on how the details may impact the transaction or how to mitigate any negative effects through the negotiation and contract drafting stages.
Nearly every aspect of a business’s operations involves contracts. Whether it’s a commercial lease, purchase agreement or employment contract, companies should seek legal advice before entering into any business agreements. Our attorneys work closely with clients to understand their objectives and needs and ensure they are documented in an enforceable contract.
The purchase or sale of a business is a significant transaction that involves a variety of financial and legal issues. Buyers need to do their due diligence and determine whether the purchase is the right decision, while sellers must figure out what they want to sell (assets or stock) and under which terms. Both sides need strong representation to guide them through the process, negotiate the transaction and handle the legal documents required to finalize the deal.
We help business owners get started off on the right foot by advising them on which entity may be most appropriate for them (i.e., an LLC or Corporation) and preparing necessary business filings and corporate documents. In addition, we provide services relating to a business’s financing, leasing, intellectual property and independent contractor or employment agreements.
Businesses that collect the personal information of website or app visitors may be subject to a host of laws implemented to protect consumers’ privacy. Privacy policies outline points such as what personal information will be gathered and how the information will be used. Our attorneys have extensive experience drafting privacy policies and advising clients on how to comply with their own policy and the various laws.
Additionally, a business which provides products or services should also have “terms and conditions,” establishing the business relationship between the provider and consumer and outlining the details of the transaction. Having a well-drafted terms and conditions section may protect the provider’s product or services from unauthorized use and minimize disputes between the parties.
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