Levy Goldenberg LLP provides comprehensive legal services to businesses in the greater New York area, from business formation to business transactions and litigation. Our business lawyers work proactively to mitigate the risk of disputes and provide aggressive courtroom representation when necessary.
We have a well-deserved reputation as business-savvy lawyers who provide our clients with dependable advice and cost-effective service. When you work with us, we will take the time to understand your business and help you achieve your objectives. Contact our office today for a consultation.
Balancing the risks and rewards of running a business is challenging. Whether choosing the right business entity, engaging in successful transactions, or resolving disputes, having informed legal representation is a wise choice. Our services include:
Business Formation and Startup Services
Starting a new business requires a solid formation and a strategic business plan. We advise entrepreneurs and startups on selecting and forming business entities such as:
- C-corp and S-corp
- Limited liability company (LLC)
- Joint ventures
Our business law attorneys will help you select a business structure that limits liability and best suits your needs. You can depend on us to guide you through all phases of business formation, including:
- Choosing a suitable name
- Preparing foundational documents, such as articles of incorporation, bylaws, and resolutions
- Obtaining permits and licenses
At Levy Goldenberg, we regularly advise New York businesses on all types of transactions and negotiate and prepare underlying agreements, including:
- Stock purchase agreements
- Asset purchase agreements
- Operating agreements
- Partnership agreements
- Shareholder agreements
- Buy-sell agreements
- Employment agreements
- Noncompete and nondisclosure agreements
- Corporate governance documents
In short, having well-conceived business agreements will help to avoid disputes, protect your interests and allow you to engage in successful transactions.
Whether your business is providing client services, engaging in commercial transactions, forming strategic alliances, or securing financing, we can help. Our business law attorneys in Manhattan negotiate and prepare all types of commercial agreements, including:
- SaaS agreements
- Customer-facing agreements
- Consulting agreements
- Loan and lease agreements
- Master service agreements
- Master software agreements
- Joint venture agreements
- Vendor agreements
We also advise clients on financing arrangements, such as asset-based loans, letters of credit, and syndicated loans. Above all, you can trust us to assess the potential legal risks of the intended commercial transactions and work to protect your interests.
Our business law attorneys prosecute and defend business litigation throughout Manhattan that arise from:
- Breach of contract
- Misrepresentation, fraud
- Business collections
- Employment disputes
- Insurance disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Shareholder disputes
- Business sales/dissolution
We often recommend that clients seek negotiated resolutions to business disputes in Manhattan in order to avoid the time and expense of litigation; however, we prepare each case for trial to strengthen our hand at the bargaining table. Our negotiating and trial skills will stand you in good stead in and out of the courtroom.
Business Succession Planning
No business can survive into the next generation without a capable and effective leader at the helm. Suppose you suffer an incapacitating illness or injury, suddenly pass away, or simply plan to retire. What will become of your Manhattan business?
Our business law attorneys will work closely with you to establish a business succession plan and advise you on related matters, such as:
- Selecting potential successors
- Establishing operating guidelines
- Determining the business’s value
- Preparing buy/sell agreements
We work collaboratively with experienced business accountants, appraisers, and financial professionals to arrive at accurate business valuations and will help you design a business succession plan that preserves your life’s work and legacy for future generations.
Corporate Governance Matters
Corporate executives and managers must follow ever-changing rules and regulations, implement best practices, and meet their fiduciary duties. At Levy Goldenberg, we advise boards of directors and senior management at private and public companies on a wide range of corporate governance matters, including:
- Internal controls
- Codes of ethics
- Fiduciary duties
- Risk management
- D&O indemnification
- Insurance issues
- Shareholder demands
- Conflicts of interest
- Regulatory enforcement
- Public disclosures
- Management succession
Clients turn to our corporate and business attorneys in Manhattan for innovative governance solutions that mitigate risks and promote the highest ethical standards throughout all levels of their companies.
General Counsel Services
Our firm provides outside general counsel services to business clients on day-to-day legal matters such as:
- Operational issues
- State/federal tax planning
- Employee benefits
- Risk management
- Dispute resolution
When you consult with us, we will always work in your best interests and help you achieve your business goals.
Contact Our Experienced Business Lawyers in Manhattan today
At Levy Goldenberg, we provide our business clients throughout Manhattan with strategic representation and professional service. When you work with us, you will have confidence with our experienced business law attorneys by your side. Contact our office today for a consultation.
Levy Goldenberg LLP represents businesses throughout New York, including Manhattan, Kings, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties.