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.
Breadth of Experience
The business lawyers at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins handle a broad range of disputes among shareholders and business owners, such as disputes over ownership, management and control. Disagreements among owners commonly involve alleged breaches of fiduciary duties, the rights and obligations of minority owners, minority “freeze outs,” shareholder derivative suits, the enforcement of organizational documents and actions seeking to pierce the corporate veil.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Frequently our corporate attorneys provide services concerning matters that may be resolved through alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or arbitration. We also function as a mediator to family businesses and other privately held businesses when difficult questions must be addressed and when better communication between owners is needed.
Meet Our Business Law Attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins
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.
Our experienced business lawyers advise on a full range of business matters, including:
The Latest in Law
Protect Your Blindside: The Importance of Contracts in Managing Risk
Protect Your Blindside. We hear this term in sports, but how does this relate to running a business? It’s all about risk management. One important way to protect your blindside in business is to ensure contracts are reviewed before signing. Never blindly sign a...
Leveraging Your Board of Advisors
Advisory boards can add value in multiple areas, including growth strategy, market development, technology deployment, operational excellence, capital raising, etc. Your board members are selected based on the array of skills, expertise, experience and relationships...
It Doesn’t Have to be Equity
For closely held businesses – including family-owned businesses – providing equity is not always the right answer for rewarding key employees. In the Business Law practice at WCN, we advise and counsel owners on how to achieve the goal of recognizing and rewarding key...