• 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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STARTUP BUSINESS

Many of our clients are startups or emerging-growth companies and thus cannot afford to employ inhouse legal staff to handle their general corporate matters.  Accordingly, they will retain us to act as their “outsourced inhouse counsel.”  This arrangement has three principal benefits: (i) we develop an in-depth familiarity with our clients’ business, culture and legal needs; (ii) we maintain a long-term relationship, which facilitates efficiency of service (with no additional employee headcount); and (iii) we become an integral part of our clients’ management team.  The specific general corporate services we provide include:

• Formation of entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and business trusts (and preparation of related documentation)

• Founders’ Agreements, Shareholders’ Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements and Buy/Sell Agreements

• Employment and Consulting Agreements

• Confidentiality and Inventions Assignment Agreements

• Commercial Contracts negotiation and drafting, including partnering agreements, services agreements, vendor/supplier agreements and OEM agreements

• Structuring of equity ownership, including vesting issues

• Corporate governance, Board of Director matters and voting agreements

• Equity and non-equity based incentive compensation and option plans

• Bank documents and agreements

• Dissolutions and liquidations