Advises clients on the planning, organizing and restructuring of new or existing businesses; structures, negotiates and drafts agreements for shareholder buyouts, retirements, buy-sell arrangements and operating agreements.
Protection of clients’ overall business interests is the team’s primary strategic focus. Team experience and practice includes: corporate and partnership disputes; securities matters; legal malpractice defense; banking and insurance disputes; casino law; trade secret litigation; ERISA; class actions; and franchise disputes.
Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy:
Nationwide practice includes all aspects of debtor/ creditor law, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. Team represents a myriad of interested parties in distressed financial situations and works collaboratively with clients to find viable solutions for financially troubled businesses and individuals and their creditors.
Cyber State Legal Resource Group:
Provides guidance on review and implementation of data privacy and protection practices and policies; crisis management planning regarding data security breaches and disclosures; and litigation defense on all cyber related issues.
Energy & Public Utilities:
Handles legal services essential to siting and development of energy and utility projects including governmental permitting, regulatory compliance, environmental review, and negotiation of financing and transactional documents for alternative and renewable energy projects specializing in solar and cogeneration facilities, linear development projects and pipeline projects for the oil and gas industries. Also handles redevelopment, infrastructure construction, and regulatory matters for utilities and waste facilities.
Regulatory permitting, compliance and policy matters involved in development and redevelopment projects. Strategic counseling, coordination of permitting and enhancement of business opportunities through effective relationships with the regulating agencies for projects of all sizes.
Financial Services & Banking:
Represents both lenders and borrowers in all manner of lending and financial transactions including secured and asset based lending; corporate, lease, healthcare, international, leveraged buyout, mezzanine, and commercial real estate financing; debt restructuring; and loan participations and syndications.
Handles all aspects of employment negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trial appellate litigation. The team attorneys provide preventative counseling to individuals and businesses regarding their legal rights and obligations in order to avoid costly and protracted litigation whenever strategically viable.
Provides counsel in a dynamic regulatory environment, advising on the formation and structure of entities and joint ventures. Team also handles all aspects of sales, purchases, mergers and acquisitions of healthcare entities and related licensure issues.
Handles all phases of land use approvals at all governmental levels and related regulatory matters, as well as litigation and appeals involving the approval and permitting process. Team attorneys represent clients on a wide range of matters including site plans, variances, subdivisions, developer agreements, access permits, rezoning applications and master plan changes.
Bond counsel to public entity bond issuers in both competitively bid and negotiated transactions. Handles design and execution of a full range of tax-exempt and taxable financing transactions for issuance of municipal debt obligations. Team lawyers also serve as underwriter’s counsel, trustee’s counsel and company counsel on numerous financings.
Integrated multidisciplinary legal solutions for property investment, development, management and on finance transactions. Team members provide strategic counseling, coordination of permitting and enhancement of business opportunities for projects of all sizes, through knowledge and application of the law and effective relationships with regulating agencies.
Represents public and private clients state-wide engaged in revitalization of urban and suburban communities; delivers timely and effective service on projects ranging from a single apartment building to multi-acre, mixed-use developments.
Tax, Trusts & Estate Planning:
Offers a full spectrum of legal services to assist clients in accomplishing individual goals with respect to: estate planning and administration; family business succession; tax planning; wills; trusts; private foundations; pension and retirement plans; and elder law.