Corporate Formation and Joint Ventures
We advise emerging brands, entrepreneurs, and investors on business formation strategies and structures.
We advise boards of directors and individual executives on corporate governance, risk reduction, liability avoidance, and tax reporting and disclosure requirements.
We advise, structure, and form companies, including brand holding companies, handle corporate governance, and securities matters. We also provide strategic advice on and structure and negotiate international cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, divestitures, franchises, and reorganizations.
Executive and Creative Director Compensation Packages
We structure and negotiate executive and creative directors compensation, including structuring bonus, equity, stock option, severance, and other compensation packages.
Structure M&A, Private Equity, & Venture Capital
We have helped negotiate and structure mergers and sales, private equity, and venture capital transactions on behalf of companies, and private investors and investment funds.
Finance and Investment Sourcing
We advise clients on all aspects and at all stages of financing their businesses - from angel, seed, and early rounds to venture and later rounds, including strategic ventures as an alternative to traditional financing sources. We counsel borrowers and lenders regarding traditional bank financings, factor financing, and other asset backed and secured transactions.
Registration and Protection of Intellectual Property
With our Intellectual Property Group, we help clients identify, buy, sell, finance, and protect intellectual property, including trade names, trade secrets, databases, copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights.
Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail
We assist clients with manufacturing, wholesale and retail operations in all phases of the distribution and retail matters, including the development of and oversight of distribution networks, franchise systems, and purchase and sale agreements, including enforcement of distribution contracts and prevention of product diversion.
We advise and assist in all areas of international trade, including design, manufacture, import/export, and delivery of finished goods. We work with local, state, federal, and international regulatory bodies related to customs, duties (classification, valuation, and origin to ensure the most advantageous customs duties and tariff treatment), U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other free trade agreements (FTAs), and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
Protect, defend, acquire, register, and license intellectual property rights (including protection of formulations, inventions, and designs). In addition, we have drafted copyright, trade secret, and trademark agreements for use in international marketing arrangements. We have provided our clients with extensive consulting services interpreting license agreements drafted by other attorneys.
Privacy & Data Protection
We help companies comply with privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity regulations.
Social Media Regulatory and Self-Regulatory Compliance
The Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Advertising Division, and other regulators and self-regulatory organizations have been taking a hard look at social media marketing — and we are helping clients identify and mitigate the regulatory risk in their campaigns.