Corporate Law Firms | Corporate Lawyers | Corporate Attorneys - Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP
- Business Representation
- Closely Held and Family Businesses
- Commercial and Technology Transactions
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Commercial Financing, Debt and Equity
- Corporate Tax Planning
- Employment Law
- Shareholder Disputes
- Intellectual Property
Business RepresentationThe business and corporate attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins work closely with founders, directors and managers to provide practical guidance with respect to the day-to-day challenges of various corporations and closely held family businesses. Several of our corporate lawyers have served as general counsel of privately-held corporations and leverage this experience not only to counsel established businesses, but also to provide insight to new and expanding businesses with respect to challenges they may face as they grow. Our corporate attorneys have a wide range of expertise in business law, including strategic business planning for commercial transactions, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and employment. We have also counseled our clients through challenging corporate governance issues such as generational transfers, corporate divorces and other changes of control to ensure compliance with the rights of shareholders and creditors.
As experienced business formation attorneys, we regularly form numerous corporations, limited liability companies, professional corporations, general and limited partnerships, business trusts and other entities of virtually every kind. The organization of these new entities entails a wide variety of related agreements such as shareholders agreements, operating agreements, employment agreements and cross purchase agreements, as circumstances dictate.
Closely Held and Family BusinessesOur business succession attorneys leverage the expertise of the firm’s Private Client Services practice, Wilchins Cosentino & Novins is particularly well-suited to advising the owners and managers of closely-held and family businesses. Such businesses and their owners often require expert tax structuring and business succession planning and frequently reorganize themselves for a variety of reasons, such as the departure of major owners or the entry of new investors. By using a team approach, our attorneys can expertly advise clients regarding the legal implications of such events and will efficiently formulate and execute a family business plan that makes practical sense.
Commercial and Technology TransactionsThe corporate attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins structure and negotiate various domestic and international commercial and technology transactions. These transactions include development and manufacturing relationships, services agreements, intellectual property licenses, technology transfers and distribution, reseller and OEM agreements. Our clients include a wide variety of traditional and high-technology businesses, including wholesale, retail, distribution, software, information technology, telecommunications, and engineering.
Our lawyers take a pragmatic approach to providing legal services and work directly with individuals at all levels in an organization to provide legal, business and strategic guidance. Our clients have often described us as their “outside in-house counsel,” because we provide them with readily-available legal resources that integrate seamlessly into their organizations.
Mergers and AcquisitionsWilchins Cosentino & Novins’ business law attorneys provide legal advice regarding selling a business, business acquisitions and divestitures in many types of transactions such as purchases and sales of assets and securities, mergers and consolidations, joint ventures, spin-offs, recapitalizations and restructurings. Our clients include acquirers, target companies and shareholders in a broad range of industries. We represent companies ranging in size from start-ups to large entities with significant operating histories, as well as individuals. In order to avoid unnecessary challenges and to encourage smooth transactions, our business attorneys often assist the firm’s clients in planning their approaches to potential transactions well in advance of negotiating and drafting the definitive documents and also perform due diligence in mergers and acquisitions.
Commercial Financing, Debt and EquityWilchins Cosentino & Novins represents individual and institutional borrowers and lenders in securities and debt transactions ranging from the simple to the complex. Our business attorneys advise both investors and issuers in connection with capital-raising transactions involving private and institutional sources, including the preparation, negotiation and review of all related offering materials, transaction documents and securities filings. When representing an issuer, our business contract attorneys work closely with senior management to negotiate transaction terms with angel, institutional and quasi-public investors, to review and produce diligence materials and to ensure that the issuer does not run afoul of anti-dilution or other investor protective provisions that may be in place from prior financings.
Debt transactions, if secured, may involve a wide variety of security devices such as guarantees, stock pledges and security interests in inventory, equipment, accounts receivable, contract rights, intellectual property and real estate. Our corporate attorneys also advise clients in connection with raising capital from private and institutional sources, including the preparation of all related offering materials and assistance in its distribution. In performing these services, we remain mindful that the dealings between our clients and their opposite parties will be ongoing and we seek to provide counsel in a manner that not only protects our clients’ interests, but also preserves their valuable business relationships.