Business Representation & Transactions

Primarily catering to small and large closely-held businesses, Cosgrave attorneys have extensive experience and expertise in the following areas:

Entity formation and planning

Single- or multiple-member limited liability companies (LLCs); S and C corporations; general partnerships; limited partnerships; tenancies in common; joint ventures.

Entity reorganizations and liquidations

Corporate, partnership and limited liability company reorganizations and recapitalizations, including conversions of limited and general partnerships to limited liability companies.

Sales and purchases of closely-held businesses

Preparation and review of contracts for the sale of goods and services, warranties, consignments, security instruments, and loan documents.

Trademark prosecution/maintenance/licensing

Employment matters

Preparation of employment agreements, severance agreements and releases; non-disclosure, non-compete, and confidentiality agreements; non-qualified deferred compensation plans; consulting agreements, employee handbooks, break-aways; and insurance matters.

Corporate affairs

Documentation of internal business operations and governance; business dealings between affiliates; corporate minutes; preparations of simple and complex buy-sell agreements; shareholder, officer and director representation involving fiduciary duties, disputes, and mediation; IRS audit representation; and attorney audit opinion letters.

Tax planning with respect to all of the above areas