From New York to California to South Florida, the attorneys at Romano Law are prepared to help companies and their owners in some of the country’s largest business epicenters. Whether you are thinking about forming a company or are an experienced business owner, having a legal advisor thoroughly versed in corporate law is fundamental to business dealings and operations.
What Does Corporate Law Cover?
Corporate law encompasses the regulations, rules and practices governing the formation and operation of corporations. Corporate representation is fundamental to starting and growing your business, managing your operations, bolstering your brand and avoiding common pitfalls.
Corporate law includes, but is not limited to:
- Mergers and Acquisitions. Mergers and acquisitions can be daunting with complex procedural and legal requirements. Relying on experienced advisors can help ensure your transaction is successful and proceeds as smoothly as possible.
- Venture Capital. Early-stage companies and investors can reap substantial rewards from venture capital financing. However, these transactions can be complicated and are often subject to federal and state law requirements. As such, companies and investors should obtain legal advice regarding when and how to use venture capital financing.
- Secured Transactions. Secured transactions arise in everyday dealings, such as car loans and mortgages, and also in sophisticated commercial instruments. Legal issues may arise when debtors and creditors enter into secured contracts, when creditors obtain security interests, in the perfection of interests, sale of collateral or post-sale litigation. Whether a business is a debtor or a creditor, it should consult competent counsel regarding its rights and obligations concerning secured transaction issues.
- Intellectual Property Protection. Protecting your intellectual property is paramount to protecting your business’s brand. Registering a trademark or copyright gives the owner statutory protections when a business wishes to enforce its rights against an infringing party. Owners should seek experienced legal advice to ensure they take appropriate steps to secure and protect their rights and bolster their brand.
- Business Sales and Purchases. Buying and selling a business is a complex process that should not be undertaken on your own. There are many business and legal issues that need to be addressed to help ensure a successful transaction. Buyers and sellers should work with attorneys to help ensure they obtain the best terms with the least risk.
What Services Do Our Corporate Law Attorneys Provide?
The attorneys at Romano Law 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. Some of the different types of corporate legal services that our attorneys can help with include:
- Forming Business Legal Entities. The first step in launching your business is to select a corporate entity. The appropriate type of entity depends on the intended strategy of the new corporation, and our team of lawyers can help you decide which best fits your needs.
- Advising Startups. Romano Law’s diligent team of startup lawyers are thoroughly versed in the nuances of business law. Our focus is to advise founders on typical matters such as raising capital safely, how to protect their intellectual property and accelerate their growth sensibly.
- Legal Due Diligence. Before entering into a business transaction, it is essential that the parties learn more about each other to avoid unnecessary risks and ensure fair terms. This process is known as due diligence, and it is essential to protecting a party’s interests and making well-informed decisions. 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.
- Corporate Financing Guidance. Financing is often crucial to the success of a business and traditional bank loans may not be recommended or available under the circumstances. As a result, companies must turn to other methods of raising capital. The rules governing corporate finance and the legal documents required are complex. Moving forward without skilled legal advice can result in significant liability, including civil and criminal penalties.
- Drafting or Reviewing Business Agreements. If you are a business owner, you know that business agreements can take many forms; but there are underlying principals you should keep in mind for each agreement, no matter the type. Our experienced attorneys can help ensure your business contracts are valid, enforceable and appropriate for the type of business you are conducting.
- Creating Privacy Policies and Terms and Conditions. Businesses that collect consumers’ personal information online are subject to a host of laws that require disclosure of what data is collected and how it is used. These rules vary and can cause confusion for websites, online service providers and consumers. Our corporate attorneys can help you or your business avoid liability relating to privacy policies and terms and conditions.
- Guiding Business Relationships. Business owners often contract with vendors, subcontractors or independent contractors. In any of these instances, our attorneys can provide legal advice to ensure your interests are protected and create the desired outcomes for your business.
- Negotiating Contracts. Before signing an agreement, it is important to consider whether you can make it more favorable to your interests. You can obtain more beneficial terms through negotiation. A lawyer can gather facts that support your contract position and use them effectively to advocate on your behalf.
- Drafting Employee Handbooks. An employee handbook is a document that outlines a company’s policies, permitted and prohibited behavior and a description of the company’s mission. While there is no legal requirement for employers to have a handbook, there are laws mandating that employers provide certain information to employees in writing.
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