BUSINESS & CORPORATE LAW

Business Formation

Assist clients who wish to start a business to determine which legal structure is best for their needs (the decision has important legal and tax consequences) and guide them in establishing the business.

Each state has rules and regulations for establishing legal business entities.

We can help clients to set up a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation (S or C), an LLC (limited liability company) or a non-profit organization.

Licensing

Assist clients to apply for business licenses to operate in New York City. Such as a general vendor license (to sell or lease goods or services in a public place that is not a store); a tow truck driver license; a Taxi and Limousine Commission license to drive a yellow Medallion taxicab in New York City; or the variety of licenses required for a restaurant: business license, health permit, liquor license (if you plan to serve alcohol), music license (if you plan to play copyrighted music) etc.

Contracts

Assist clients who need contracts drafted for deals between owners of a business entity.

Stock Transfers

Assist shareholders to sell stocks, either back to the company or to other individuals.

Sports Law

Assist clients—who are athletes—by securing, negotiating and drafting contracts on their behalf.

A contract is a legally binding agreement which represents a meeting of the minds of the parties. Contracts in sports are subject to the same principles of contract formation as any other form of employment agreement.

Sports contracts for athletes can be divided into three general categories:

Appearance contracts- agreements which compensate athletes for appearing at public events, sports camps, golf tournaments, etc.

Fashion Law

Assist clients who are fashion designers or fashion industry professionals and advise fashion and accessories businesses.

We negotiate and draft:

We arrange the registration of trademarks, copyrights and design patents to protect a brand from counterfeiting, brand dilution and infringement.