BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS, CORPORATION AND LLC MATTERS
Business Transactions: Negotiation, document preparation, closing and post-closing services in the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets of all types, including professional practices.
Corporate/LLC Formation and Governance: Entity selection and formation, shareholder, member and operating agreements, Articles and Bylaws, and entity governance for profit and non-profit entities.
Contracts and Additional Business Matters: Employment and independent contractor agreements, software licenses, resale and distribution agreements, and equipment leases. Negotiation and drafting services offered for virtually all business-related agreements. Secured transactions and Florida liquor license purchase and sale transactions, and liens.
Business Litigation: The firm accepts select business litigation matters. Such matters range from breach of contract collections actions paid on an hourly basis, to securities fraud and investment rescission actions taken, in some cases, on full contingency (with no attorneys’ fee if no recovery is made). Whether a matter is based on an hourly rate or contingency depends upon the facts and applicable law. Please contact the firm for further details.
Condominium and Homeowner Association Governance, Covenant Enforcement and Assessment Collections: Full service assistance to Condominium and Homeowners Association Boards of Directors and Property Managers on matters concerning corporate governance, conduct of meetings, effective amendment of governing documents, provision of proper notices, imposition of special assessments, collection of assessments and enforcement of governing documents, rules and regulations. Condominium association arbitration actions and HOA mediations are matters the firm gladly and comfortably handles, always striving to obtain the best possible outcome in as efficient fashion as possible. Contact us for more information about the many services provided to associations and property managers.
Commercial Leasing: Complex to simplified commercial leasing contracts and commercial landlord and tenant matters, including comprehensive leases for matters ranging from shopping malls to shipyards, and timberlands to office parks; rent payment guaranty and payment security documents; and commercial eviction. Commercial eviction matters are litigated by the firm on hourly and capped fee terms depending on facts and applicable law.
Timberlands: Leasing and sale of timber land from single cut short term leases and licenses, to long term leasing, and sales transactions and Georgia timber deeds.
Communications Tower Sites: The firm has considerable experience in negotiation and drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of, and for leasing and licensing of space upon and beneath, communications towers for broadcast, cellular phone, broadband and other uses.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (Trademarks, Copyrights, Software, Internet and Media Law)
Trademark and Copyright Licensing: Trademark and copyright services are limited to licensing and general advisement in the business and business start-up context. Occasional registration services are offered to established clients. The firm can also assist you in analysis of infringement issues and prosecution or defense of such issues.
Internet / E-Commerce / WWW Domain Names & Web Development: Licensing agreements, end user and shrink-wrap agreements for Internet sites, web site development and e-commerce services. Various additional services include advisement on fraud, customer relations and litigation avoidance efforts. Internet domain name disputes resolved through negotiation, WIPO procedures and litigation.
Media: Selective representation of persons and entities in the media, including: representation of media talent in contract review and negotiation; and representation of advertising agencies, and print and broadcast media entities for collections, first amendment and intellectual property matters. The firm does not practice in areas of musical artist representation other than contract negotiation and review, but we can assist client artists in finding appropriate management and representation.
PERSONAL BUSINESS MATTERS
Wills, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Surrogacy and Living Wills: Drafting and preparation of testamentary documents, healthcare designations, living wills, contingent or immediately effective durable powers of attorney and simple trusts.
Joint Ownership Agreements for Co-Owners and Non-Marital Relationships: An important concern that often goes overlooked is the need for persons sharing real or personal property ownership (residential and vacation real estate, yachts, motor vehicles, airplanes, recreational vehicles, etc.) to have co-ownership agreements in order to delineate each owner’s interest in the property, provide for division or sale of property upon certain events (disagreement, market events, death or disability of an owner, etc.), establish the owners’ duties of maintenance of the property, the sharing of costs, and more — all depending upon the needs and specific circumstances. This is a vitally important step for unmarried couples who own, or plan to own, property together.