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Business Transactions

The first rule of business is: Do other men, for they would do you.
-Charles Dickens

We are not quite as cynical as Dickens. In the business world, people often do what they promise to do—even if the transaction is based on no more than the proverbial handshake. But we have practiced law long enough to know that most business transactions require more than a handshake. We also know that even the most sophisticated business people may not always recognize genuine concerns and potential problems. We are practical and want to help you get your deal done without "overlawyering" a transaction. That's where our commercial litigation skills can make a difference. We know what matters. In giving advice and drafting documents, we are not just putting together forms; we are using our hard-won knowledge of what happens when disputes arise—including what judges and juries do—to give effective advice. Among the many business matters we can help with:

  • Structuring and forming all kinds of businesses;
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts, licenses, and agreements of all kinds;
  • Protection of intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and trade secrets;
  • General advice covering the range of legal issues that businesses face, including employment, risk management, and government regulation.