- Commercial Advice
- Corporate Governance
- Legal Department Support Services
- Risk Management Plans
We represent start-up/early stage businesses, entrepreneurs with innovative products or services, and privately-owned companies. We assist with business strategy and implementation, capital structure and financing, and offer the following services:
- Business formation: corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, investment funds and joint ventures.
- Commercial agreements: employment, licensing and distribution agreements, founder and shareholder agreements, and non-competition, confidentiality and indemnification agreements.
- Loan transactions: promissory notes, credit agreements, security agreements, pledge agreements, and guarantees.
We conduct independent investigations in connection with alleged financial improprieties and employee misconduct. We also prepare or update compliance policies and employee handbooks, including information security and privacy policies, whistleblower policies and procedures, as well as management's disclosure committee charters, CEO /CFO certification procedures, including disciplinary policies and procedures.
We provide advice concerning public company and not-for-profit governance matters, including shareholder outreach programs and proposals, preparation or revision of certificates of incorporation, by-laws, board governance principles, committee charters and board policies. We also assist in board, committee and individual director assessments and provide assurance services for corporate social responsibility reports.
We assist in-house legal departments implement law department management tools, offer a proprietary research tool called “quick legal intelligence” (QLI), and provide other services such as preparation of employee compliance training programs.
We assist in-house risk and legal departments prepare customized risk management plans, as well as related policies and procedures to operationalize the program and to assure appropriate board oversight.