Contract law is essentially a defensive scorched-earth battleground where the constant question is, “if my business partner was possessed by a brain-eating monster from beyond spacetime tomorrow, what is the worst thing they could do to me?
The CommLaw Group provides general corporate and strategic planning advice to companies of all shapes and sizes, from small, entrepreneurial start-ups to established, multi-national businesses transacting business in the United States and abroad. The range of commercial law services offered by the firm is as broad and diverse as our clientele.
Over the years, we have represented clients at all stages of their business development, from formation to governance, business dealings and transactions, compliance and reporting, state and local taxation and various levels of capital formation and dissolution. We assist clients with contract negotiation, drafting, review, interpretation, defense and enforcement as well as asset management, transfers of control including mergers and acquisitions and other corporate restructurings. We are dedicated to providing the highest degree of professional commitment to meet the diverse business and corporate needs of our clients in a cost-effective manner.
Because we have long practiced in industry sectors featuring skewed playing fields and hyper-competitive environments, we provide counsel not only to survive, but also to thrive. The CommLaw Group prides itself on providing its corporate and business clients with custom legal advice targeted at risk management, business planning, and other proactive measures designed to avoid or minimize the impact of litigation. To ensure that the rights and best interests of our clients’ businesses are preserved in all commercial transactions, we apply our breadth of experience and knowledge to pursue a cost-effective and efficient resolution in all commercial transactions and business disputes. By reviewing all facets of a business, business plan or transaction, we are able to offer recommendations and guide clients to optimal solutions. Generally, our firm counsels clients with respect to:
- Business Formation: Organizing Corporations, LLCs and Other Entities to Minimize Risk
- Corporate Dissolution and Maintenance of Good Standing
- Contract Negotiations, Analysis and Reviews
- Combating Copyright Infringement, Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition
- Complex Transactions
- Contractual and Lease Negotiations
- Drafting Legal Contracts To Minimize Liability and Exposure
- Early Legal Intervention in Business Disputes
- Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions and Resolving Commercial Disputes Without Litigation
- Long Term Business Planning & Strategy
The CommLaw Group’s attorneys are well versed in drafting, negotiating and providing guidance on a wide range of commercial agreements, including, for example:
- Asset Purchase Agreements
- Interconnection Agreement (ICAs)
- Traffic Exchange Agreements
- Carrier-to-Carrier and Business-to-Business Agreements
- Back Office Agreements
- Cease and Desist Agreements
- Channel Lease Agreements
- Computer Agreements
- Consultant Agreements
- Corporate Board Resolutions
- Corporate Bylaws
- Employment Agreements
- Financing Agreements
- Franchise Agreements
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Licensing Agreements
- Litigation Settlement Agreements
- Management Agreements
- Network Agreements
- Pole Attachment Agreements
- Private Placement Memoranda
- Promissory Notes
- Release Agreements
- Retail Sales Agreements
- Sales Agent Agreements
- Security Agreements
- Shareholders Agreements
- Software Agreements
- Stock Purchase Agreements
- Trademark co-existence agreements
Business Planning & Risk Management
The CommLaw Group prides itself on providing its corporate and business clients with sound legal advice targeted at risk management, business planning, and other proactive measures designed to avoid or minimize the effects of litigation. Risk management is an area that aims to protect business assets and profits by reducing the potential for litigation and loss before it occurs, and by financing, through insurance and other means, potential risks to catastrophic loss. Our risk management and business planning attorneys assist clients with the following:
Risk Assessment – Identify and quantify liability and the potential exposure that threatens the assets and profitability of a business, corporation, or partnership.
Loss Control & Prevention – Reduce the frequency and severity of loss through preventative measures such as innovative solutions, insurance, internal audits, regulatory guidance and tax planning.
Risk Transfer – Shift the financial burden of loss through business structure, business organization, and insurance coverage so that, in the event of a catastrophe, an organization can continue to function.
Risk Monitoring – Monitor and assess existing risk and future liability.
For more information about The CommLaw Group’s Corporate, Contracts & Commercial Transactions capabilities for Telecommunications Providers, please contact: