Skilled Counsel for Privately Held Businesses
Our business lawyers offer deep business experience and extensive knowledge of business operations to skillfully manage legal matters across the lifecycle of a business, from formation to exit strategies.
From Formation to Exit Strategies
Taking a highly personalized concierge approach, our business attorneys guide our clients with sound, pragmatic legal solutions. We work closely with founders, directors and managers of private and family-held businesses on both strategic and day-to-day business matters.
Our experienced business lawyers advise on a full range of business matters, including:
As business attorneys, we provide federal, state and local corporate tax guidance and advice to our clients from initial formation to ongoing analysis and considerations as circumstances change. Our business and tax attorneys advise on a wide range of tax issues including the tax effects of granting stock options and other equity or equity-related incentives, tax structuring for the appropriate entity and other matters arising in the context of closely held or family businesses.
Our tax attorneys appear on behalf of clients in tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board and federal and state courts.
Agreements & Contracts
The corporate attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins draft, review and finalize a wide variety of contracts and agreements to protect our clients and their business interests. Such agreements and business contracts include joint ventures, suppliers, development and manufacturing relationships, services agreements, intellectual property licenses, technology transfers and distribution, reseller and OEM agreements.
The business law and intellectual property attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins advise clients on the protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property, including trademarks and copyrights. Our trademark lawyers assist clients with strategy decisions regarding intellectual property, including, when appropriate, pursuing and obtaining registration.
Meet Our Business Law Attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins
Adam W. Jacobs
Eric B. Brenman
Scott A. Joseph
Robert W. Meshel
Susan Donaldson Novins
Stephen N. Wilchins
Represented clients in the purchases and sales of businesses and divisions in various industries.
Represented clients in various joint ventures and limited liability company transactions.
Represented clients in corporate management and governance disputes.
Represented clients in connection with day-to-day business strategy, business operations, and various contracts and governance issues.
Represented clients in succession planning and sales of business to senior management.
Represented clients from entity selection and organization to operations and to exit.
Why WCN for Business Law
Right-sized. We are large enough to have the depth of expertise and knowledge, while small enough to be available, accessible and personal.
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