• TRADE SECRETS

    We work closely with clients to identify and protect their potential trade secret assets with secrecy programs. confidentiality agreements, protecting trade secrets from misappropriation.
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  • SECURITIES

    We counsel regarding securities issues for businesses or individuals.
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  • CORPORATE

    We provide expert counsel to companies from startup to public, including:     Board counseling     Equity compensation     Regulatory compliance     Securities and capital markets
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  • REAL ESTATE

    We represent and advise clients involving real property acquisition. financing. development. construction. disposition. leasing. limited liability companies.
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  • ESTATE PLANNING

    We do trusts and estates.  Should I try to avoid probate? A proper estate plan will not need to be administered through the Probate process, where additional complications and expenses would be involved, and therefore your assets will be available to your loved ones within sixty days, easily avoiding enormous costs
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  • PRIVACY AND CYBERLAW

    We counsel regarding privacy, cybersecurity, social media, consumer disclosures, warranties and other consumer protection matters; offer audits or assessments of network security, privacy and cybersecurity compliance; and provide transactional due diligence and crisis management.
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Initial Public Offering

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Initial Public Offering

A corporation's first offer and sale of stock to the public effected pursuant to a registration statement (and prospectus) filed with and declared effective by the SEC under the Securities Act. Typically, the IPO is underwritten by an investment banking firm (underwrite), with the shares listed or quoted on a national securities exchange (such as the New York Stock Exchange) or stock quotation system (such as the NASDAQ Stock Market). An IPO can provide a very fortunate and deserving company a substantial amount of new investment capital, liquidity for existing stockholders and improved access to the public capital markets.