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Closely-Held/Family Business Practice Group

As many of our clients are family-owned and closely-held businesses, we have developed a legal practice to specifically address the needs of these companies, their owners and families. Our practice group understands the unique challenges arising from widely differing personalities and unlimited combinations of interrelationships among individuals, family members and the entities they own and manage. To this end, our attorneys collaborate closely with business owners, management teams, family members and other professional advisors to provide creative and effective solutions to the broad array of legal issues that family enterprises encounter on a day-to-day basis and as they evolve over generations. Our legal services include:

  • Entity selection and formation
  • Ownership and management structuring
  • Shareholder, partnership and operating agreements
  • Capitalization and financing, including bank and private equity
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Employment and consulting agreements
  • Stock options, ESOPs, and other employment benefit plans
  • Deferred compensation
  • Real estate purchase and lease agreements
  • Business restructuring
  • Tax and estate planning
  • Wealth preservation
  • Business succession planning
  • M&A and other exit strategies
  • Intracompany and third-party disputes

Family offices and closely-held businesses can rely on the proficiency and experience of our seasoned attorneys as effective resources to grow and protect their assets and operations.

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