Corporate, Business & Real Estate Law
At Corday & Hartney, we work closely with a broad spectrum of business clients to help them achieve their business objectives, and prepare and execute their strategic plans. This includes planning for the start-up and formation of new ventures; helping existing companies comply with applicable laws and regulations; negotiating and drafting contracts; and handling the acquisition and sale of businesses and assets.
We also form and represent non-profit entities and help guide them through the unique issues raised by doing business in the non-profit sector. In sum, we act as general counsel to small and medium sized businesses who don’t need a full time in-house lawyer but who do need the broad range of expertise that an in-house lawyer provides.
Corday & Hartney can assist you in a broad range of commercial real estate transactions including purchase and sale transactions; leases; sublease; easements; title review and clean-up; financing and due diligence.
Our Services Include:
Advising boards of directors, committees and officers on corporate governance and fiduciary duty issues
Advising on appropriate employee policies and agreements to protect companies from potential legal and regulatory liabilities, and to protect intellectual property and trade secrets
Advising on due diligence, indemnification and contribution arrangements
Assistance in valuations and deal structure
Documenting essential early relationships including employment and incentive programs
Entity selection and formation including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and nonprofit entities
Helping business owners formalize their relationships and protect the ownership of their businesses
Identifying sources of financing
Joint research and development arrangements
Licensing, distribution, and technology transfer
Negotiating and drafting of distribution, supply, employment, license, consulting, non-disclosure, technology development, teaming, and other contracts and leases important to the businesses of our clients
Planning for succession of control and ownership of closely-held businesses
Providing guidance in long-term planning for companies and their owners
Working with clients to integrate their businesses with their estate plans to structure appropriate ownership, control and succession of family businesses
Negotiating and drafting leases