Entity Selection & Formation
Our attorneys include specialists in strategic planning regarding organizing and structuring new businesses and nonprofit associations, drafting all relevant incorporation and start-up documentation and agreements. In addition, our corporate attorneys are experienced in advising corporations, LLCs, partnerships and other business entities on planning, financing and operating successful businesses, and offer creative solutions and planning strategies and techniques for dealing with the broad range of problems that affect smaller and medium-sized businesses, as well as advising on and implementing investment and funding alternatives.
Corporate Management and Compliance
We assist managers, directors, and owners in complying with applicable meeting and resolution requirements, as well as a wide variety of day to day management issues.
Labor & Employment
The area of employment/labor practice involves numerous and ever-changing challenges. These challenges range from defending wage and hour class actions and complicated arbitration issues to discrimination, harassment, retaliation and hostile work environment. Our attorneys represent businesses and any accused officers and directors in a manner which both mitigates damages and increases confidentiality and privacy. We are able to counsel employers of all sizes in appropriate policies, hiring and firing strategies, preparing and reviewing policies and agreements.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Due to the extensive merger and acquisition activity which affects various businesses and institutions, Epport, Richman & Robbins, LLP has developed expertise with mergers and acquisitions. We provide clients with the counsel and assistance necessary to ensure proper disclosure, uninterrupted contractual compliance, and proper handling of personnel issues. We draft both Stock and Asset Purchase Agreements, and assist with due diligence and documentation issues.
Corporate and Partnership Dissolutions / Shareholder Derivative Actions
We have significant experience in representing both majority and minority owners of a variety of businesses, and are sensitive to the many difficult and frequently emotional issues involved. We are able to lend our expertise to buyout, receivership and business valuation and appraisal issues that frequently arise in these contexts.
Directors and Officers
Corporate liability claims are frequently asserted directly against individual corporate directors and officers as well as against the corporation. Typically, we defend these officers and directors as part of a unified defense strategy. We represent them in both underlying litigation and with respect to the liability insurance carriers.