We offer a full range of services to our individual clients. We solve problems. Whether you have been injured in an accident or on the job, you need to prepare a will or obtain a land use permit, you are going through a divorce or a pursuing a complicated business transaction, or you are simply looking for a lawyer’s perspective, we offer the knowledge, creativity, and commitment you need.
We represent entrepreneurs. Consequently, our representation of individuals is rarely limited to one area of the law. You can expect us to employ cross-disciplinary thinking to help you realize your business goals. Some business areas that we focus on are listed below. Our New York business attorneys will try to put themselves in your place to identify optimal solutions for you and your business
Entity Choice, Formation and Maintenance
Many clients come to our attorneys because they need advice on starting a new business. Working closely with our business clients, we help them select the proper legal entity corporation, limited liability company, general partnership, limited partnership, for example then create the business entity. Our attorneys provide similar services for existing businesses that need restructuring and/or must convert from one type of legal entity to another.
Legal disputes don’t come neatly packaged. Fortunately, many can be settled before a lawsuit or other formal proceeding begins; others however, may require a trial for resolution. When a client comes to us with a dispute, we listen carefully to all the details. We then evaluate our client’s position and make recommendations for a resolution consistent with his or her goals. We take a practical, common sense approach to such matters, and explore all avenues possible to assist and better protect our clients.
We focus on finding dispute-resolution options that protect rather than interfere with the business activities of our clients.
We regularly advise clients regarding succession strategies with a focus on transferring business ownership to other family members, management groups and third-party purchasers in a tax-effective manner.
In addition to the areas above, we counsel individuals (including high net worth individuals) on contract issues and shareholder rights and relations.
We work with a great variety of artist agreements see our entertainment law page.