• Business Entity Formation
  • Purchase and Sale of Business Assets/License Agreements
  • ​Contract Review and Development
  • Employment Agreements
  • ​Shareholder Agreements
  • Lease Agreements
  • ​Strategic Business Relationships
  • Contested Company Dissolutions
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  • Partner Disputes
  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • Employee Issues
  • Trademark Disputes
  • Tax Litigation​
  • Company Dissolutions
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • ​Taxation Matters
  • Tax Disputes and Litigation
  • Damage Computations
  • IRS and Franchise Tax Board Hearings
  • Deferral of Cultivation Tax
  • Valuation of Business as part of Settlement of Shareholder Disputes
  • Deep Knowledge of 280E and Related Treasury Regulations
  • M&A Review and Acquisition Accounting​
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Litigation is War. Whether it be against the government, ex-employees or business partners; you need the horse power to protect your interests. 

Companies often face complex disputes with other businesses, government entities, or groups of individuals, which require an understanding of both the business issue and the industry of the client. 

​Our Business Litigation practice specializes in handling these complex disputes, representing leaders in diverse industry sectors in connection with their most important litigation matters. What sets us apart from our peers is our depth of trial and arbitration experience and connections to the specialized business litigation courts. We understand that a client’s business plan, balance sheet, and competitive profile are critical elements for successfully positioning litigation matters from the outset. We are committed to developing solutions to help our clients solve their toughest problems, and we approach each new challenge as an urgent business matter to be resolved expeditiously and cost-effectively. We specialize in work for clients across all industries with respect to disputes including:

  • Breach of Contract/Fiduciary Duty
  • Business Torts
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Private Deals/Post-Closing Disputes
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Regulatory Investigations and Litigation
  • Restrictive Covenant/Trade Secret Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes

We aggressively seek litigation solutions short of trial, and we have significant expertise in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration. In structuring settlements, we look at the overall insurance, regulatory, and tax implications—both in the near-term and for the future. When trial is called for, we bring exceptional experience and skill to the courtroom as well as an impressive record of success. Our commitment to innovation and technology allows us to provide a distinct competitive advantage for our clients. We recognize the potentially crippling costs of discovery, particularly e-discovery, in major litigation and are committed to employing creative, cost-saving solutions that will maximize value to our clients without compromising excellence. 
Transactional Matters

  • Promissory notes and security agreements.
  • Distribution and independent contractor agreements.
  • Contracts with VARS and Resellers.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Employment contracts, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Letters of intent, asset purchase contracts, and stock purchase agreements.
  • License agreements.
  • Exit strategies.

Corporate Matters

  • Formation of corporations and limited liability companies.
  • S corporation and statutory close corporation elections and formation.
  • Corporate governance including BOD minutes, shareholder minutes, maintenance of minute books, and by-laws.
  • Joint ventures.
  • Shareholder agreements and limited liability company operating agreements.
  • Stock option agreements.
  • Governmental filings.
  • Dissolution and winding up.
  • Board and shareholder meetings and notices.
  • LLC Manager(s) and Member(s) meetings and notices​​​