Who We Are
We are attorneys with expertise in commercial litigation, intellectual property, employment litigation and counseling, corporate transactional work, entertainment and media law, Internet, trusts and estates, and matrimonial matters. Our background in these areas has been gained through large firm, in-house corporate, and academic experience. Our years of experience are combined in a small firm dedicated to advising businesses, small and large, business people, and individuals.
As a small firm, we provide a cost-effective means of handling all types of disputes and transactions, both complex and basic. Our small size ensures that your matters will be given prompt, focused attention; we pride ourselves on cultivating and maintaining on-going counseling relationships with many of our clients, over many years.
We strive to handle our clients' matters in a way that reflects our best judgment after complete consultation and review with our clients. We are able to handle a wide range of litigation and transactional matters involving many types of businesses and business disputes. Where a particular matter requires expertise or resources that we do not have, we tell our clients upfront and do our best to recommend other attorneys and collaborate with them as needed. We have close relationships with other firms with specializations in areas we do not cover.
We know that a client's needs do not often fit neatly into one area. Thus, we believe in a team approach. All of our practice areas interact and communicate with each other regularly to ensure that any matter presented to us is appropriately served.
We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about how our firm might be able to serve your needs. We invite you to contact us.
Our firm's practice areas include:
Litigation. Our litigation practice reflects the wide range of challenges that confront diverse businesses and business people in today's environment. We have extensive experience in commercial litigation, employment litigation, including FLSA and wage and hour class actions, RICO, intellectual property disputes, shareholder rights and derivative litigation, antitrust, UCC litigation, fiduciary obligations (of partners, investment bankers, brokers and other fiduciaries), constitutional law, civil rights law and many other kinds of commercial and private disputes. We practice in both the federal and state courts across the United States. In addition to the traditional court systems, we are experienced in a variety of methods of alternative dispute resolution, and where appropriate can guide parties toward creative and helpful solutions to their problems.
Employment. Our employment practice includes litigation in both state and federal court and in various administrative tribunals, as well as advice and counseling on an ongoing basis, for both businesses and individuals. We routinely advise businesses on hiring and firing, personnel policies, restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements, contractor and vendor agreements, and separation agreements. We also routinely advise individuals upon their separation from their employer, as well as representing them in negotiating their employment agreements with new employers.
Corporate and Finance. Our corporate practice provides a range of legal services to meet the needs of our business clients, from emerging start-ups to well-established businesses to foreign companies seeking a U.S. presence. These services include corporate formation and restructuring; joint ventures; strategic alliances; employment agreements; business acquisitions and sales; understandings among equity holders; venture capital; and purchases and sales of securities. Our finance practice encompasses a broad range of commercial matters. This includes assisting clients in drafting, reviewing and negotiating an array of contracts relating to commercial transactions and financing, including loan agreements and related financing documents, supply agreements and distributorships.
Intellectual Property. Our intellectual property practice assists clients in protecting confidential information and trade secrets, in searching, registering, maintaining and licensing trademarks and copyrights, and in prosecuting and defending infringement claims. We also handle a wide range of matters relating to software and other technology development and licensing arrangements, and we are well-versed in legal matters relating to the Internet. In addition, we counsel clients on a wide range of legal issues related to media, entertainment, technology, fine art and intellectual property rights, including rights of publicity issues and defamation (libel/slander) matters. We are experienced with all forms of agreements and matters related to: television; motion pictures; the Internet; music (labels, artists and music publisher; comic book artists; traditional and digital book publishing; and live theater), and many other industries and media.