Corporate Law and Commercial Transactions


We provide advice and assistance on all forms of business transactions for U.S. and international clients. As trusted advisors we combine business acumen with legal expertise and experience and full understanding of our clients’ objectives.

Corporate Governance

We advise businesses on matters of corporate governance and the statutory and fiduciary obligations of their owners, directors and managers. We counsel clients on the structuring of their businesses and on the regulatory requirements applicable in the jurisdictions in which they operate. We advise clients in connection with the operation of their companies and on issues potentially arising between owners and with employees and other staff.

Commercial Transactions

Our lawyers pride themselves on being are responsive, efficient, and creative. Our transactional focus is practical, goal-oriented, and tailored for each client. We counsel individuals and entities in wide variety of commercial arrangements, including:

We advise businesses on structuring corporate ownership and control through bylaws, share classifications, shareholder and limited liability company agreements, partnership agreements, voting agreements, trusts and proxies. We also consult on and implement a variety of capital formation and financing transactions including secured term loans, revolving credit facilities, and venture financing.

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Intellectual Property Protection

The protection of key intellectual property has become a vital part of companies’ business strategies and an increasing challenge in today’s global economy. We work closely with our clients on developing, implementing and enforcing mechanisms for the protection of their intangible assets. We assist clients in achieving protection of patents, trademarks, copyright and other IP through registration in the United States and in other countries around the world. We also counsel clients in a range of industrial sectors in the protection of trade secrets including in countries where these are not recognized as a specific form of intellectual property. We develop strategies for clients to protect their IP assets in commercial transactions and to extract value from that property in licensing transactions. We also counsel and represent our clients in enforcing their internal procedures against unauthorized use of IP assets and in identifying and taking measures against misappropriation of trade secrets and other intellectual property. At the policy level, our lawyers have been involved in multilateral efforts to extend IP protection worldwide including through the adoption of meaningful new undertakings in recent U.S. free trade agreements.

Government Contracting

Our lawyers have deep experience in counselling clients on the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the supplemental procurement regulations of the Defense, Energy and other Departments. We counsel clients on the implications of the various regulations and contract clauses relating to rights in intellectual property used and created during performance of U.S. government contracts. Our clients include many of the leading technology companies, institutions and organizations doing business with the U.S. government.

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