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Business, Corporate & Commercial Law

In addition to providing general counsel and business law assistance nationally, Chapman Law Group, PLC also provides general counsel and board of director services to family offices and to both emerging and medium cap companies. We focus upon the areas of complex business transactions, officer and director liability, commercial and business litigation, business formation and compliance and regulatory oversight, as well as upon commercial construction oversight and disputes, asset development and related areas of practice. We possess extensive first chair trial experience. First and foremost, we provide strategies and solutions to your problems

When you own all or part of a business or have or are developing a family office, you will have general counsel needs although you may not have a business lawyer on staff. We are able to provide you legal advice over a broad range of business law issues you may encounter as you conduct your business.  Whether running your existing business, forming a new company or partnership, restructuring an existing business, buying or selling a business, compliance and regulatory oversight, preparing purchase and sale agreements, managing internal or external projects, or confronting employment law and HR issues, we have the expereince, perspective and resources to help you and your company, such as:

PRIVATE GENERAL CORPORATE COUNSEL

  • General Counsel – managing the day-to-day legal affairs and directing the work of outside lawyers
  • Compliance and regulatory oversight for your business
  • Corporate governance and advising Board of Directors
  • Stock option and purchase plans
  • Intellectual Property/Licensing
  • Company formation
  • Contract negotiation and management

FINANCE

  • Financing, venture capital and private equity
  • Mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs
  • SOX

LITIGATION and DISPUTES

  • Early case assessment
  • Dispute resolution, litigation strategy and management
  • Outside counsel selection and management
  • Settlement analysis
  • Negotiation and discovery

EMPLOYMENT AND HR

  • Hiring and termination/reduction in force
  • Harassment/discrimination claims and internal investigations
  • Employee policy manuals
  • Employee compensation and benefits
  • Employee training programs
  • Employment agreements and consulting agreements

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND LICENSING

  • Patents, trademarks and copyrights
  • Trade secrets
  • Licensing

LICENSING, DISTRIBUTION AND OTHER BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

  • Technology development and joint development agreements
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Franchising and distribution agreements
  • License agreements, including support and professional services
  • User agreements and privacy policies
  • Trademarks, advertising and branding
  • Counseling to protect trade secrets, copyright, trademarks, patents and inventions

REAL ESTATE CONCERNS

  • Office, retail and industrial leases
  • Real estate property acquisitions and divestitures
  • Construction and permanent financing
  • Landlord/tenant relationships

BUSINESS DRAFTING

  • Appraisal Rights Agreements
  • Articles of Formation / Articles of Organization
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • By-Laws
  • Confidentiality Clauses and Provisions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • E-Commerce and Cyber Law-specific issues
  • Shareholder Buy-out Agreements
  • Member Buy-out Agreements
  • Stand-still Agreements
  • Contractor – Subcontractor Agreements
  • Commercial Leases
  • Construction Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Equipment Leasing
  • Escrow Agreements
  • Guaranty Agreements
  • Indemnity Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • International Transactions
  • Joint Ventures
  • LLCs / LLPs
  • Letters of Intent
  • Non compete Agreements
  • Non disclosure Agreements
  • Non solicitation Agreements
  • Non circumvention Agreements
  • Non Profits / Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Technology Licensing Agreements
  • Partnerships
  • Promissory Notes
  • Restaurant Representation
    •    Code Enforcement Defense
    •    Dram Shop Claims
    •    Franchises
    •    Leases
    •    Liquior Licenses  (4COP, SRX)
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Trademark Licensing Agreements
  • UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) Issues
  • Security Agreements
  • Franchise Sales Contracts
  • Distributing Agreements
  • Successor Planning / Business Successions