Business Law

Skilled Counsel for Privately Held Businesses

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins Law Firm

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.

Many of our corporate attorneys have served as general counsel at privately-held, equity-backed and public corporations. We leverage this experience to effectively counsel both established and emerging businesses as they grow.
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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:

We counsel our clients through challenging corporate governance issues such as management and shareholder disputes and corporate break-ups and generational transfers, and other changes of control to ensure compliance with the rights of shareholders and creditors.

Tax

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.

Intellectual Property

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

MA Attorney Adam W. Jacobs

Adam W. Jacobs

Attorney

MA Attorney Eric B. Brenman

Eric B. Brenman

Of Counsel

MA Attorney David Burgess

David Burgess

Attorney

MA Attorney John Donaghue

John Donahue

Attorney

MA Attorney Scott A. Joseph

Scott A. Joseph

Counsel

MA Attorney Brendan McGrory

Brendan McGrory

Attorney

MA Attorney Robert W. Meshel

Robert W. Meshel

Of Counsel

MA Attorney Imelda Monaghan

Imelda Monaghan

Partner

MA Attorney Susan Donaldson Novins

Susan Donaldson Novins

Partner

MA Attorney Stephen N. Wilchins

Stephen N. Wilchins

Partner

Representative Work

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

Why Law Firm

Right-sized. We are large enough to have the depth of expertise and knowledge, while small enough to be available, accessible and personal.

High Caliber Legal Services. Our attorneys are experienced as in-house counsel, skilled and proven to provide pragmatic advice coupled with strong business acumen, practicality and instincts.
Breadth of Practice Areas. We designed our law firm and our practice areas to offer a breadth of legal expertise to best serve our clients.
Concierge Approach. Our clients are assured of our accessibility, personal attention and skilled guidance as we seamlessly and adeptly address their legal needs.
Exceptional Value. We deliver exceptional value by being efficient; offering value that Boston-based firms cannot match.
Longevity. At WCN, we work with our business clients from formation through exit planning providing sound and consistent guidance throughout the stages of your business.
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