The firm's core service offering is providing responsive and practice corporate legal advice to businesses. Although each venture is unique, we are able to leverage the firm's collective knowledge and experience to determine the appropriate form of entity, discuss strategic tax consequences, and resolve internal governance issues at the formation of a new business venture or launch of a subsidiary. We work with our client's employees to determine where and how template commercial contracts, such a licensing or service agreements, may be implemented to reduce outside legal spending. We routinely structure, review, and negotiate executive compensation arrangements where an equity position is offered and non-compete terms are proposed. We recognize that, for many of our clients, intellectual property is the cornerstone of their business. So, we work closely with our clients to strategically identify, protect, manage, and invest their intellectual property assets through a wide variety of domestic and international intellectual property related transactions and licensing agreements.
We guide clients through complex documents and identify and help negotiate key terms. Whether our clients are seeking to achieve liquidity for stockholders, to acquire complementary business assets, or to divest a line of business that is no longer essential, these transactions involve many different legal considerations, including structuring, finance, tax, securities, intellectual property, employment, and employee benefits. Once our client has identified a desirable acquisition target or acquirer, we help them negotiate and draft the letter of intent or term sheet. We guide clients through complex documents and help negotiate key terms. No matter which side of the transaction we're representing, we are heavily involved in the due diligence process supporting the production and review of documents. Once the due diligence process is complete, we work with our clients to obtain the appropriate board, stockholder, third party, and governmental approvals to close the transaction.
Closely related to the transactional side of its business, the firm also provides clients with estate planning and succession planning recommendations. Designing the proper framework for business owners to smoothly transition ownership and management to the next generation is an essential, but often overlooked, step to building enduring businesses.