The business attorneys at Sassoon Cymrot provide pragmatic business advice to small and midsize companies as well as individuals, on all aspects of their business operations. We strive to develop close, personal relationships with our clients and a deep understanding of their industries. Our clients include high-tech, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses, and franchise businesses.
We advise new businesses on choice of entity formation and regularly assist our clients in connection with corporate governance matters, partnership and shareholder agreements and disputes, stock option and other employee incentive plans, and employment matters.
We have extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and drafting distribution and OEM supply agreements, patent and other intellectual property license agreements, joint venture agreements, franchise agreements and employment agreements. Our business attorneys represent buyers, sellers and shareholders in structuring and consummating merger and acquisition transactions, and represent lenders and borrowers in commercial financing and venture capital transactions. Working closely with our tax attorneys, Sassoon Cymrot Law, LLC’s business lawyers help our clients structure business deals in ways that are sensitive to their businesses and tax needs, and further their long-range plans and objectives.
Our business attorneys also advise corporate officers, directors and shareholders on fiduciary obligations, as well as corporate governance and compliance.
Closely Held Company/Family Business
Sassoon Cymrot Law, LLC, is well versed in the particular challenges faced by closely held companies and family-owned businesses. We assist clients who wish to start such businesses and represent the businesses as they grow from emerging to established companies. Our corporate and tax lawyers work closely together to provide advice to structure corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and joint ventures, to minimize tax liability. In addition, we advise shareholders, partners, and families on business formation and growth, corporate regulation and compliance, and shareholder and partnership agreements and disputes.
Sassoon Cymrot Law, LLC’s employment lawyers advise clients on compliance with the myriad laws and regulations that affect employment in the workplace. Our attorneys help business clients implement employment policies, handbooks and practices to comply with federal and state regulatory requirements, including wage payments, benefit compliance and worker classification. Preventive educational training and procedural audit programs assure regulatory compliance with evolving employment/labor laws, and help our business clients compete and prosper. To compete in the marketplace, our business clients must attract and retain key employees and senior management and protect trade secrets. Our lawyers prepare employment relationship and severance agreements as well as confidentiality and non-compete agreements for key employees and management. In addition, Sassoon Cymrot Law, LLC’s immigration attorneys assist our U.S. business clients obtain necessary immigration documents for foreign nationals employed in the United States, including H-1B and L-1 Visas. Regulatory oversight and complaints filed by employees for discrimination in the workplace can subject business clients to costly fines and damage awards imposed by governmental authorities or court action. When our business clients confront claims of discrimination or other wrongful behavior, our employment and litigation lawyers respond aggressively and represent our clients at state and federal administrative boards and courts. We also provide layoff and termination assistance and enforce employment and non-compete agreements through litigation, mediation and arbitration.
Sassoon Cymrot Law, LLC, assists its clients in financing transactions, including venture capital and angel financing; private placements; issuances of preferred stock, options, and warrants; and asset-based secured finance. Our attorneys regularly advise clients on new developments and proposed regulations that may affect the client’s business.
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing buyers, sellers and shareholders in connection with mergers and acquisitions of businesses, whether stock or asset-based. Our business attorneys, together with our tax attorneys, assist in negotiating and structuring these transactions so that they effectively achieve the objectives of our clients.