Services for Businesses and Business Owners

We work closely with clients on business transactions as well as the myriad of complex issues attendant to growing and operating a business. Because our business is representing businesses, we understand effective legal representation begins with a thorough understanding of our client’s business, goals and challenges.

When called upon to help a family-owned, closely-held or public company conceive, negotiate and close an important transaction, this understanding grounds our approach to due diligence, negotiation, deal structure and document drafting. Then, by analyzing legal and business issues in light of our client’s expectations and the risks attendant to the transaction, we focus our technical skills on the legal terms, issues and provisions that have the greatest significance.

However, the legal needs of twenty-first century entrepreneurs extend well beyond the transactional arena. Our clients are constantly at one place or another along the continuum of strategic planning, making strategic or tactical decisions, and then re-evaluating and possibly modifying them, confronting problems in light of dynamic external factors, such as globalization, and internal factors such as capitalization and financing issues. Many entrepreneurs grappling with difficult decisions have credited our experience and understanding of their businesses with enabling them to identify previously unnoticed or underestimated opportunities or risks.

We’ve served clients in a variety of industries, including:

  • Accounting firms
  • Automotive
  • Broker-dealers
  • Commercial real estate
  • Consulting
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Health care
  • Insurance brokers
  • Not-for-profit
  • Real estate brokerage
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Software development
  • Software licensing
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Wholesale giftware

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Andrew Karlen represented me in the purchase of my business, some 17-years ago, and has been our business attorney ever since. He has been pivotal in the successful completion of numerous transactions, including lease negotiations, technology-related agreements, agreements for client engagements, and on-occasion, resolving disputes. In each of these situations, he has focused on the issues that are most meaningful from a business perspective and offered practical solutions and advice that have helped us get the deal done while protecting the company’s legal rights…   

Doug Press, President
The Incentive Group, Inc.
White Plains, NY
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Michael Stolzar has been our counsel with respect to all aspects of our formation and business. His skillful contract drafting has enabled us to grow our business with both U.S. and international clients, and protect our revenue streams. He gives us the confidence and experience needed to deal with major corporations, as well as more entrepreneurial groups.   

Richard Stone, President of Trajectory Sports & Media Group, LLC
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