Riemer & Braunstein's corporate group represents a diverse group of businesses and their owners, from individual startups to major corporations. We provide each client, whether large or small, with advice and consultation on all aspects of their business and the legal climate, including contracts, mergers and acquisitions, employment, and financing, as well as relationships with employees, financing sources, joint venturers, partners, investors, suppliers, vendors, and customers.

Our attorneys offer general advice concerning our clients' day-to-day legal issues, including:

  • Entity formation and start-up
  • Business acquisitions and divestitures
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Joint ventures
  • Employment law
  • Drafting business agreements
  • Business counseling
  • Succession planning
  • Restructurings and liquidations

We also draft a wide range of business agreements for our clients that cover issues involving confidentiality and nondisclosure, employment, buy-sell, investor rights, shareholders, partners, limited liability companies, licenses, business succession, strategic alliances, supplier arrangements, distributorships, sales and leasing, and vendor relationships, among other things.

Attorneys in the corporate group provide general and transactional representation to a broad range of businesses and their owners. Our clients include closely held businesses, whether held by a single family or a group of unrelated individuals; individual entrepreneurs; and larger businesses of all types, including companies in financial services, manufacturing, high tech, real estate development, management, investment, finance, and professional services. We also represent overseas companies in establishing U.S. based subsidiaries and operations. Typically, we provide advice and consultation on various aspects of the business and legal climate in which the business operates. This may include contract, employment, regulatory, and other matters involving the relationship of the business with its owners, employees, financing, strategic partners, suppliers, vendors, customers, and government authorities.

Our wide range of services includes:

  • Counseling startup and other enterprises in all phases of development
  • Business acquisitions and divestitures
  • Corporate reorganizations, including mergers and consolidations
  • Employment law, including termination and retention, nondisclosure, confidentiality, noncompetition, and intellectual property assignment agreements
  • Negotiation and drafting of business agreements of all types, including:
    • confidentiality and nondisclosure
    • joint ventures
    • general and limited partnership agreements
    • limited liability company operating agreements
    • employment
    • severance
    • stockholder voting
    • buy-sell and stock transfer restriction
    • licenses, including software
    • development
    • technology sharing
    • strategic alliances
    • manufacturer representative and distributorship
    • sales and leasing contracts
    • vendor agreements
  • Executive compensation planning
  • Representation of entities obtaining funds for working capital, research and development, or other purposes through outside capital investment or debt financing, including through direct venture capital company investment or through the nonpublic offerings of securities

The attorneys in this area also represent financial institutions, angel investors, private equity and venture capital investors, venture banks, family based businesses, and others in connection with their investments in various business enterprises and funds. These investments may include common or preferred stock, membership interests, partnership interests, warrants, convertible debt, subordinated debt, bridge loans, and related agreements.

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