Protect Your Business

Businesses that outperform their competitors are often the most efficient, the most innovative and the most flexible.

Corporate Transactions

Business deals become more technical and complex every day. Regulatory and legal hurdles abound, tax issues crop up, and unanticipated liabilities rear their ugly head. Meanwhile, the usual gap between buyer and seller gets wider and wider. We help businesses stay on the right track with advice on a variety of transactions:

  • Buy a Business
  • Sell a Business
  • Stock Purchase Agreement
  • Asset Purchase Agreement
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Sell/Buy Stock
  • Sell/Buy Assets
  • Start a New Business
  • Reorganizations
  • Liquidations

Business Ownership and Operations

Improve your company by evaluating your operations and ownership. The alignment of business objectives and a decision making structure can improve efficiency and bottom-line profitability. When you need to improve communication and define roles, let us help you with:

  • Relationship Among Owners
  • Who Controls Day-to-day Operations
  • Corporation Formation
  • LLC Formation
  • Bylaws
  • Operating Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Shareholder Control Agreements
  • Voting Agreements
  • Shareholder Disputes and Resolutions
  • Member/Partner Disputes and Resolutions
  • Member/Manager Duties
  • Partner Disputes
  • S Corporations
  • C Corporations
  • LLC – Limited Liability Company

Business Planning and Advice

You encounter numerous business and legal issues every day in your business. We will help you address these issues efficiently and quickly:

  • Contracts
  • Contract Administration
  • Protecting Confidential Information
  • Protecting Trade Secrets
  • Protecting Intellectual Property
  • Distributions Agreements
  • Supply Agreements
  • Sales Representative Agreements
  • Management Agreements
  • Master Services Agreements
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Terms of Sale
  • Purchase Order Terms
  • Trademark Registration
  • Copyrights
  • Websites Ownership and Rights
  • Software Licensing

Compensation Planning

Salaries, deferred compensation, bonus plans, stock options, retirement plans, health care benefits – are all part of compensation packages that can keep key employees around. Strategic compensation planning helps motivate and retain employees. Here are areas where we have helped clients retain their key employees:

  • Employee Benefits
  • Qualified Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Cafeteria Plans
  • Section 125 Plans
  • Section 409A Plans
  • Stock Options
  • Phantom Stock Plans
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Nonqualified Deferred Compensation
  • Profit Sharing Plans
  • Defined Contributions Plans
  • Defined Benefit Plans
  • SEPs
  • IRAs

Employment and Human Resources

Human capital is the buzzword today. Reward good employees and protect your valuable business from problem employees. Seek counsel with Andrew J. Goldberg when you need:

  • Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Noncompete Agreements
  • Nonsolicitation Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • At-will Employment Agreements
  • Work-For-Hire Agreements
  • Employee Handbook
  • Social Media Policies for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • FMLA – Family Medical Leave Act Policies
  • ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Hiring and Firing Procedures
  • Drug Testing
  • Sexual Harassment
  • EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Compliance
  • NLRB – National Labor Relations Board Hearings

Real Estate

Acquisition, lease, rental and sale of buildings and land can be a huge part of business operations. Making the best use of business real estate assets can involve a combination of transaction analysis, negotiation, and environmental considerations.

  • Leases
  • Subleases
  • CAM Charges
  • Triple Net Leases
  • Gross Leases
  • Rent Office Space
  • Land Contracts
  • Buy a Building
  • Sell a Building
  • Mortgages
  • Buy Land
  • Sell Land
  • Second Home
  • Rental Property