We are a general practice law firm with an expertise in working with entrepreneurs and emerging companies. We represent and counsel small and medium sized privately owned corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies and sole proprietorships. We are active advisors and advocates for our clients. Many of our clients retain us as their outside general counsel for day-to-day support and guidance on various business issues
We render advice on most aspects of corporate and commercial transactions.
If we don't offer an expertise in a certain area, we work with attorneys who can deliver the level of excellence our clients expect.
We do not handle criminal, family, personal injury or immigration law.
The firm's business, corporate and commercial law practice encompasses a full range of services from routine matters such as:
We are also engaged for more complex matters such as:
Our expertise includes:
A business can be acquired in a number of ways, most often through the purchase of assets or stock. There are pros and cons of each. We recognize that there are often times when greater legal risk is necessary and that the business decision drives the process.
Sales or divestitures can be tricky because the two objectives are to maximize value and to minimize or eliminate on going liability.
Business divorce involves resolving disputes among co-owners of privately owned companies, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. Similar to a divorce between husband and wife, business partners often reach a breaking point where they can no longer live together. Unable to resolve their own disputes, the co-owners need someone to divide up the corporate assets.
We have the experience to protect our clients' financial interest while remaining sensitive to the emotional issues. For the business owner involved in a contentious corporate separation with a partner, shareholder or member or a family business dispute, we offer a clear route away from a traffic wreck of a destructive or debilitating relationship.
A small business cannot grow without some level of certainty that the parties on the other side of the deal will stick to what was agreed. We will concentrate on the most important terms in an effort to expedite a closing, while never losing sight of the little details.
Business cannot function if deals are only made on dinner napkins. We believe transactions should be conducted to maximize the benefits of a deal and to minimize risks. Our goal is to help conclude a profitable deal, but not to lose sight of the "what ifs".
The internet is the new frontier of business and with it comes a myriad of challenges ranging from the infringement of intellectual property to privacy concerns and compliance.
Corporate law encompasses the framework from which a company operates. For the entrepreneur, raising funds, corporate governance and shareholder agreements are just some of the areas of expertise we bring our clients.
Our goal is to help our clients get the most out of pursued opportunities.
Small businesses require a number of structural elements that are often legal in nature, whether it be setting up appropriate employee benefit programs or protecting trade secrets.
We believe that properly consulting a business involves the management of risks and opportunities. As lawyers, our job is not only to spot the issues that give rise to risk, but to actively participate in finding ways to overcome that risk.
Counseling concerning selection, formation, reorganization and dissolution of business entities including corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships (LLPs), and limited liability companies (LLCs).
Review, preparation and negotiation of merger and acquisition agreements and business purchase and sales agreements (both stock sales and asset sales).
Review, preparation and negotiation of a broad range of investment, venture capital, strategic alliance, joint venture, stock purchase, redemption and other business agreements.
Counseling, negotiation, review and preparation of sale, purchase, equipment lease, financing and licensing agreements.
Nat Wasserstein brings a combination of Law and Business experience. He earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is a graduate of Cornell University with an MBA from Baruch College. He is a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars, holds a Series 7 NASD license and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
The best kind of business lawyer doesn't just spot issues and manage risk, he or she also identifies opportunities and the means to seize them. And, the best way for that to happen is for the lawyer to truly understand the nature of a client's business.
For over 20 years, Nat has been on the business side, working with small businesses as an operator, director, investor and advisor. This perspective allows our firm to be so much more than just lawyers.
We like to think of ourselves as Strategic Advisors with an expertise in Law.