BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL LAW

MRR’s Business & Commercial law attorneys assist business clients with legal counsel and advice on all aspects of their business operation and commercial transactions, including new business formation, shareholder, partnership, and operating agreements, succession planning, asset acquisition and transfers, non-competition and buy-sell agreements, confidentiality, trade secrets, and intellectual property, and many other issues that crop up in the modern business environment. Our clients include industrial and service corporations, insurance and financial service businesses, health care companies, professionals, contractors, restaurants, and various individual entrepreneurs. Our attorneys also handle a variety of real estate development matters on behalf of public entities and developers including building permit applications, rezoning issues, conditional use permits, condominium development, and governance and Telecommunications Act cases.

We strive to avoid litigation by providing sound preventive counseling and planning, but when lawsuits are filed, our attorneys stand ready to provide outstanding and cost-effective representation.

Representative Services

  • Selection and formation of business entities
  • Drafting operating, close corporation, and buy-sell agreements
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Evaluating and preparing employment, non-solicitation, non-competition, non-piracy, and confidentiality agreements
  • Advising on regulatory and compliance issues under state and federal law
  • Evaluating and preparing procedure and employment manuals
  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Commercial loans and secured transactions
  • Protecting and licensing trade secrets and intellectual property rights
  • Business succession
  • Separation of partners, members, and shareholders
  • Mergers, sales, and acquisitions
  • Purchase and sale of assets and stock
  • Leasing and construction
  • Real estate acquisition and development
  • Litigation and dispute resolution in all State and Federal courts and administrative agencies

Related Practice Groups

Directors & Officers Liability
Employment & Labor Law
General Liability
Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
Product Liability
Professional Liability & Licensing
Zoning & Land Use

Practice Group Contacts

Joseph F. Nicholas, Jr
George V. Pilat