Business and Employment

The Firm represents business corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities headquartered in Massachusetts, New York, California, Delaware, Vermont and many other states. We offer their directors, officers and shareholders counsel on corporate, commercial and contractual matters and representation in litigation. The Firm is especially attuned to the needs of emerging entrepreneurial businesses and non-profits which seek cost-effective and timely provision of legal services to prevent more damaging problems at a later time.

Firm attorneys bring to our representation a thorough understanding of the businesses we represent and a special sensitivity to the challenges facing companies in the new economy. Firm attorneys serve on corporate and non-profit boards of, and in some cases are officers as well, energy, environmental, sustainable development, New Media and other technology companies.  We understand the need to solve problems quickly and effectively. We also are skilled at adding our legal advice to strategic planning and financing efforts that our clients undertake and work comfortably and productively as part of a team with in-house and outside professionals.

The Firm regularly advises clients on the following matters:

  • All legal aspects of the incorporation process and the establishment and operation of business, professional and other corporations and limited liability entities, partnerships or other associations
  • Due diligence and acquisition of, or joint ventures with, other business entities
  • Drafting of contracts, leases, financing and other such documents for such businesses
  • Laws governing corporate filings and similar requirements for non-profit entities
  • Permitting, land use and contractual matters in connection with debt and equity financings, and renders formal legal opinions when requested
  • Federal and state tax advice for both businesses and non-profits; and state and federal securities requirements for a variety of private placements and other offerings

The Firm has and continues to represent businesses, executives, and individuals in technology, health care, consulting, manufacturing, non-profit and for profit businesses, start-ups and others on:

  • The Family & Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Preventing workplace violence
  • Non-compete agreements and the protection of proprietary rights agreements
  • Compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination law
  • Wage hour law in the private and public sectors
  • Overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards and state equivalent
  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Preventing sexual harassment claims
  • Separation and severance agreements
  • Drafting employment contracts, handbooks, policies and offer letters
  • Risk management; defamation in the workplace and privacy issues
  • Internal investigations

We offer aggressive counsel in the event of a termination to maximize the client’s position. We represent clients in mediation, arbitration, court and before governmental agencies in employment disputes.  Our client list runs from large, from Fortune 500 firms who need representation in terminating an executive who has breached his fiduciary duty to the corporation to individual clients in need of representation in a wrongful termination suit.