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Through seamless collaboration across practice groups, we provide exceptional, multidisciplinary client service with a deep understanding of the legal landscape and our clients’ needs.
Corporate & Transactional
Corporate transactions are a core feature of the modern commercial world. We advise clients on a wide spectrum of transactions across industries and deal size. We pride ourselves on thoughtfulness, foresight and creativity in complex transactions. It’s our business to understand yours.
Our clients look to us for sound legal and business judgment from their entrepreneurial inception, through their growth stages and beyond. We’re there to provide consistent, seamless legal advice to help achieve their goals. As such, we look to blur the usual lines separating outside and in-house counsel.
Whether creating rock-solid agreements that protect you from liability, or helping you structure a deal with your investors which doesn’t require losing your path, we are here to help you grow your business and protect your hard work.Select Service
Business & Civil Litigation
We represent and advise our clients in a wide variety of individual and commercial disputes. We seek to win, and not just escape defeat – so our clients trust us to try their most significant disputes.
Our litigators are experienced in evaluating actual and potential cases at their earliest stages, to first determine if litigation can be avoided, or whether the matter can be resolved quickly and economically. Litigation can be costly and time-consuming, so we strive to handle litigation as efficiently as possible. For large cases, we can bring all necessary resources to bear, but for smaller matters, we believe in lean staffing and small teams with the right knowledge and experience. Our litigators do not think just as lawyers, but also as business men and women.
We conduct litigation in full and close consultation with our clients and ensure our case management support is buoyed by technology to enhance our practice of the law and reduce the cost of litigation.Select Service
Defamation (Libel and Slander)
Reputations are everything. We understand that it gives strength and value to both our clients’ work, and their word. If a client’s reputation is harmed by false statements made by another (whether libelous or slanderous), or if they have been accused of defaming another, they turn to our firm. Our lawyers have both successfully defended and pursued a variety of defamation claims — including social media defamation cases, as well as defamation cases involving employers, employees, the media, businesses or individuals.
As defamation matters also involve speech, the United States Supreme Court and other courts have developed a complex set of rules that provide a variety of defenses to those accused of defamation. Our team’s experience allows us to deftly navigate those waters, while also addressing important issues such as anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) motions, the applicability of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and other related laws.Select Service
Trust & Estates
Our attorneys are both diligent and innovative in the representation of our clients with the intricacies of wealth management and planning. We take our clients from creation to administration, working with clients to create wealth management solutions that provide for family, friends, and charity while minimizing taxes, in a manner that encourages productivity and cohesive family governance. We create tailored asset-management, estate and business succession plans for individuals, families and businesses. Our objective is to help our clients achieve their goals by growing their wealth and minimizing erosion due to taxes and other liabilities.
Our trust and estate litigators understand these these matters are personal and that losing a relative or a loved one can be difficult and complicated. Recognizing the emotional toll that disputes can take, we counsel clients through every step of the process. Our attorneys represent clients in complex disputes involving trusts, estates and conservatorships. We represent clients in matters involving fiduciaries, will and trust contests, guardianship disputes and other matters before the probate courts.Select Service
Our tax group is prepared to provide practical, business-oriented advice in this highly technical area. We realize that navigating federal, state and local tax obligations can often be a daunting task. We’re innovative in our tax planning, and proven in our ability to successfully resolve important tax controversies.
We always advise our clients to stay in front of tax obligations, but are prepared to mitigate any fallout should they ever fall behind. We pride ourselves on solutions to tax issues which are not only efficient, but also conform to the real-life constraints under which our clients must operate. Our firm provides tax solutions on matters involving personal tax obligations, corporate tax obligations and credits (including the research and development tax credit), and charitable tax planning.Select Service
Entertainment, Music & Sports
Rapid and disruptive innovation has upended traditional business models within the fields of entertainment, music and sports. New delivery methods, devices and content types have emerged and, with them, new legal matters. Our team brings interdisciplinary practice to bear on an array of industries, including motion pictures, television, new media, music, sports/esports, theater, publishing, and advertising. Our clients include media, entertainment and content companies of all types, as well as individual artists and creators. We utilize industry experience and long-standing connections to achieve success these clients.
We negotiate on behalf of our clients and, should the need arise, enforce their rights in the courtroom. This includes every kind of intellectual property dispute, from prosecuting and defending copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement claims, to disputes related to idea submission, false advertising, unfair competition, and individual rights of privacy and publicity. We also litigate complex contractual disputes in both state and federal courts, including those related to profit participation, licensing, royalties, and financing. Ultimately however, our philosophy is to offer efficient, business-focused counsel, so we seek to resolve matters expeditiously and outside of litigation if possible, so our clients can get back to what they do best: innovating and creating.Select Service
Trademarks & Copyrights
We provide legal services for our clients in both trademark clearance and prosecution. Our work informs clients when they are developing new brands. And when those trademarks are violated, our lawyers represent clients in trademark cases throughout federal courts, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Our clients regularly turn to us to acquire and protect their copyright assets. We work with them to secure copyright assets, register copyrights with the U.S. Copyrights Office, and assess a litany of related legal matters, such as negotiating copyright licenses and litigating copyright disputes.Select Service
When our clients are wrongfully injured due to someone else’s carelessness or intentional conduct, they turn to our firm to litigate their case. We do so zealously and seek to maximize financial compensation. Our firm takes on personal injury cases on a contingency basis — meaning we only get paid if we recover an award.
While there is no such thing as a time machine (yet!), we share the same goal with our clients; that is, to recover a financial award that puts them in a position substantially equivalent to that which they would have been occupied if they had not suffered the unfortunate injury. We try to resolve our client’s cases by way of settlement, so they can move on and get back to their lives. However, if the defendant will not yield unless we take them to court, we are prepared to fully litigate such cases aggressively.Select Service