Business Law

The Firm represents business corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities headquartered or formed 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 regulatory and judicial 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 time- and resource-consuming problems at a later date.


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. We also 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. Firm lawyers 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
  • Corporate management and governance and resolution of internal control issues
  • Laws governing corporate filings
  • Permitting, land use and contractual matters in connection with debt and equity financings, and rendering formal legal opinions
  • Federal and state tax advice for businesses; and state and federal securities requirements for a variety of private placements and other offerings
  • Responses to COVID-19 issues, whether contract interpretation (e.g. invocation of force majeure and other clauses), restructuring, access to federal and state assistance, compliance with health directives and best practices and a range of issues not contemplated prior to the onset of the Pandemic in 2020
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