Our goal in advising our clients in commercial contracts and transactions is to ensure the best interests of their business are preserved. In our role as a strategic partner and counsel in any commercial contract or transactional matter, we pride ourselves in collaborating with clients to develop, negotiate and draft legal documents that will meet their business objectives and address specific concerns, issues, and risks.

Our approach toward commercial contacts and transactions is designed to help our clients consider the long-term and short-term consequences and benefits of each contract or transaction. We pursue a timely, cost-effective, efficient and practical solution that serves our clients immediate and future objectives.

Our attorneys have diverse backgrounds providing our clients with a range of perspectives. As such, we leverage these varied viewpoints to supply our clients with a holistic view of the present contract or transaction as well as the longer term implications.

Having assisted clients across a broad range of industries, in coordination with specialists in our practices, we have drafted and managed execution of commercial contracts and transactions ranging from initial business formation and financing to exit strategies, including:

Formation and Financing

  • Business formation
  • Partnership agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Stock Purchase agreements
  • Business investments and opportunities
  • Economic development incentives
  • Promissory notes and guarantees
  • Commercial restructures and workouts
  • Finance and commercial lending


  • Employment contracts
  • Consultant and independent contractor contracts and agreements 
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements 
  • General contractor and subcontractor contracts 
  • Non-compete contracts

Real Estate

  • Deeds 
  • Development agreements 
  • Leases, lease review and other leasing matters 
  • Liens and release of liens 
  • Management agreements 
  • Mortgages


  • Distribution agreements
  • Franchise agreements 
  • Purchase and sales contracts 
  • Manufacturing agreements 
  • Licensing contracts 
  • Service and supply contracts 
  • Vendor contracts 
  • Operating agreements 
  • Buy-Sell agreements 
  • Contracts for goods and services 
  • Participation and syndication agreements

Exit Strategies

  • Releases 
  • Security agreements 
  • Settlement agreements 
  • Transfer agreement (including technology transfer agreements) 
  • Waivers