Outside General Counsel

General Corporate Matters

New Jersey Outside General Counsel™At Nicoll Davis & Spinella, our attorneys advise and counsel small to mid-sized businesses at every stage. Our extensive experience in the corporate business world has enabled us to provide our clients with high level of service at an affordable cost via our Outside General Counsel™ offering. We work closely with clients in order to develop a business strategy that meets their company’s unique goals and objectives. By focusing on a proactive and practical approach to risk management, we help clients avoid legal problems before they arise. We offer highly qualified legal guidance in a broad range of general corporate matters including those listed below.

Business Development and Formation

Business owners have several options when choosing the type of legal entity to best suit their needs. ND&S advises new business owners on how to incorporate best practices regarding risk management, tax liability, corporate governance, and operational issues. Our New Jersey Outside General Counsel™ offering can cover:

  • Counseling and advising clients on the appropriate business ownership structure
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing contracts
  • Obtaining necessary licenses
  • Managing human resources, labor and personnel issues, including drafting of employee handbooks, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, workplace health and safety, equal employment issues, and all other issues that arise during the life cycle of an employee.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are an important growth strategy for any company. We assist clients in every aspect of the transaction to make the transition as smooth and seamless as possible when it comes to:

  • Business valuation and operational issues
  • Financing
  • Regulatory approval
  • Negotiated stock purchases
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Management of buyout transactions

Managing Corporate Governance

All businesses need a governing document that outlines the basic rules for both the internal and external activities. We counsel board members on important corporate governance issues such as regulation, shareholder communications, risk management, and more. Our Outside General Counsel™ engagement can also:

  • Prepare and attend board and committee meetings
  • Assist in drafting and managing the business’ Code of Ethics and the Compliance Programs
  • Prepare and manage executive compensation and equity plans
  • Review and update corporate bylaws, operating agreements, and partnership agreements
  • Assist with committee structure and composition

Intellectual Property Matters

A company’s intellectual property can be its most valuable asset. Considerable care should be taken to protect it from those who seek to capitalize on someone else’s original idea. Outside general counsel™ at ND&S is committed to ensuring our clients’ IP assets, brand name, and global presence are consistently and effectively managed, protected. Our lawyers provide counsel in:

  • Purchasing and selling of intellectual property
  • Negotiating licensing agreements
  • Managing domestic and international trademark portfolios
  • Registering and enforcing trademarks
  • Privacy and data security
  • Copyright registration and enforcement

Corporate Litigation

At ND&S, we focus on helping clients avoid potential pitfalls and resolve their legal issues before the need for costly litigation. Occasionally however, legal disputes will arise and when they do, our attorneys have the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to find the best solution without causing harm to other aspects of the business. From complex international issues to small local disputes, we tailor our strategy to the size of the matter in order to achieve the best cost-effective outcome for our clients. We advise business owners in:

  • Contract disputes
  • Allegations of fraud or unfair competition
  • Antitrust litigation
  • IRS investigations
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Employment and labor law matters
  • Business torts
  • Product liability claims

The Outside General Counsel offering by Nicoll Davis & Spinella LLP is Your Trusted Source for Quality Legal Guidance in All General Corporate Matters

The New Jersey Outside General Counsel™ engagement at Nicoll Davis & Spinella LLP helps corporate clients turn risk into opportunity. Schedule a consultation today to learn how we can put our experience and skills to work for you. Contact us online or call our New Jersey offices at 201-712-1616 or our New York offices at 212-972-0786.