Practice Areas Included within General and Business Law
Business and Commercial Law
We provide a wide variety of services to our business clients from assisting in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate, preparation of agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, obtaining financing and funding for business operations, and employee relations, to dissolution.
The form of business chosen for a business entity potentially affects every aspect of its operations. Our firm assists our clients in formation and business planning in deciding whether they want to operate as a closely held business, limited liability company, partnership, or corporation. We advise our clients about directors’ and officers’ liability, dissolution, franchising, reorganization, trade association membership and activity, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business successions, and shareholders’ rights.
Our firm has a premier practice in the area of Civil Rights, which involve fundamental issues of human rights and freedoms. We represent clients who believe that they have been the victims of police misconduct, sexual harassment, and discrimination—age, disability and illness, national origin, sex, race, and religion—in employment, public accommodation, education, housing, or voting under federal or state law.
Real Estate Law
Our firm performs real estate transactional work for a number of mortgage lenders, title companies, builders, real estate brokers, and private individuals. We assist with the purchase and sale of real estate, including negotiating and drafting purchase agreements and other documents, ensuring good title, and closings. Our experienced attorneys also assist our clients with the legal aspects of financing, re-financing, and foreclosures.