We advise our clients, both foreign and domestic, on a range of corporate and business issues, particularly as these apply to closely-held companies and their owners.

Our work in this area includes:

Company Formation and Corporate Governance

  • Formation of entities, including corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships with multiple owners, diverse rights, preferences, and obligations;
  • Preparation of shareholder agreements, operating agreements, limited partnership agreements, bylaws and corporate resolutions;
  • Handling all matters of corporate governance

Commercial Agreements

Negotiation and preparation of commercial agreements of all types, including:

  • Partnership agreements;
  • Preliminary agreements, including confidential disclosure agreements, memoranda of understanding, term sheets & options;
  • Collaboration agreements, including joint venture and consortium agreements;
  • Manufacturing, product supply, distribution, purchase & lease agreements;
  • Confidentiality agreements;
  • Employment-related agreements, including consulting, non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements;
  • Website-related agreements, including terms of use agreements;
  • Technical and professional services agreements, including master services, reseller, software & database agreements.

Intellectual Property

  • Trademark and copyright registration;
  • Worldwide trademark searches;
  • Trade secrets and non-disclosure agreements;
  • IP licensing, assignment and transfer agreements
  • Advising on policies for IP protection;
  • IP due diligence


  • Advise startups in all stages, from formation through funding and capital financing to full business plan implementation;
  • Cofounders agreements and company formation documents;
  • Employment/shareholder/contractor agreements;
  • Assignments of pre-created IP;
  • Non-disclosure agreements for investors and customers;
  • Trademark registration for company name and logo;
  • Terms of use and privacy policy for applications and websites;
  • Copyright registration of software;
  • Distributor and channel partner agreements;
  • Agreements with investors.