DID YOU KNOW? We are more than just your Regulatory Law Firm…
Over the years, many clients have come to know The CommLaw Group as the law firm they turn to first, whenever a regulatory issue arises. We‘ve become trusted advisors on all matters regulatory, whether before the Federal Communications Commission or the multitude of state & local governmental agencies with jurisdiction over your communications business. We appreciate your loyalty, faith, and trust in our expert professional guidance in these areas.
But did you know we are more than just a regulatory law firm?
Through a series of e-mail advisories The CommLaw Group will be introducing you some of our other, lesser known Practice Areas, competencies and skills. We will also introduce you to the distinguished professionals leading these Practice Areas and share with you representative examples of our many achievements assisting clients with legal matters outside our traditional regulatory core. We hope you‘ll be pleasantly surprised by the breadth and depth of our firm‘s experience.
Since the firm‘s inception, our attorneys have represented clients in all facets of their business lives, from formation to dissolution — cradle to grave – the ups and downs — and everything in between. While we pride ourselves on our specialized skills in the area of regulatory law, we also want our clients to consider contacting us anytime legal questions or issues arise in other areas of the law. In short, we want you to be aware of the full scope of our legal skills and experiences with the hope you‘ll soon feel just as comfortable contacting us with regard to issues arising in these areas as you currently feel with regard to regulatory matters.
We know your company and we‘re looking out for your interests, just like your in-house General Counsel would. And, just as you would walk down the hall or pick up the phone and talk to your General Counsel about just about any legal issue under the sun, we want you to know The CommLaw Group is here to serve as your outside General Counsel!
CORPORATE, CONTRACTS AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS PRACTICE AREA
Our experienced attorneys, consultants and staff assist clients with both general and sophisticated corporate entity formation legal assistance, ranging from advising clients on business entity formation matters to drafting and negotiating complex transactional agreements. Our experience includes:
- Conducting multi-state Secretary of State registration projects for corporations and LLCs.
- Assisting clients with domestic and foreign business entity formation, including drafting necessary entity formation documents.
- Providing advice in choosing the appropriate situs of entity formation and appropriate business structure.
- Advising clients on business entity dissolution matters.
- Determining the applicability of state and local business licensure and registration requirements and assisting with obtaining necessary business licensing on a nationwide basis.
- Drafting and negotiating asset purchase, merger, strategic partnership and a wide universe of other transactional agreements.
- Drafting and negotiating real estate and infrastructure lease agreements.
- Creating contractual relationships that minimize clients‘ exposure to risk, litigation and avoidable costs.
- Providing advice regarding short-term and long-range business planning.
Benefits of Corporate Entity Formation and Business Licensure
Corporate entity formation provides a number of benefits for your enterprise. As an initial matter, corporate entity formation provides personal asset protection by providing limited personal liability for business debts and obligations. In addition, corporate entity formation can provide greater tax flexibility and add legitimacy to your enterprise. In many jurisdictions, entities are not permitted to conduct business within the state or locality without obtaining Secretary of State registration and business licensure.
Our attorneys and staff have the experience necessary to assist you begin your operations in an efficient and cost effective manner, while maintaining compliance with state and local requirements.
Non-compliance can be costly.
Non-compliance with state and local registration and licensure requirements can be costly both from a monetary and public relations standpoint. If a foreign entity fails to register with a Secretary of State in a state where it transacts business, it will not likely be allowed to avail itself of that state‘s court system in the event of a dispute. In addition, many states impose fines and penalties for an entity‘s failure to register with the state Secretary of State‘s office.
In many jurisdictions with business licensure requirements, fines and penalties can accrue on a daily basis for an entity‘s failure to comply with applicable requirements. Our firm knows the value of maintaining a good relationship with state and local authorities, both at the initial stages of an enterprise‘s organization and through the enterprise‘s long-term operations. We work with our clients to ensure compliance with initial registration requirements and ongoing filing requirements and to ensure that our clients remain in good standing with state and local jurisdictions.
The CommLaw Group provides comprehensive solutions for every stage of a corporate entity‘s existence
Over the years, we have represented clients at all stages of their business development, from formation to governance, business dealings and transactions, compliance and reporting, state and local taxation and various levels of capital formation and dissolution. We assist clients with contract negotiation, drafting, review, interpretation, defense and enforcement as well as asset management, transfers of control, including mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate restructurings. We are dedicated to providing the highest degree of professional commitment to meet the diverse business and corporate needs of our clients in a cost-effective manner.
Because we have long practiced in industry sectors featuring skewed playing fields and hyper-competitive environments, we provide counsel not only to survive, but also to thrive. Our firm prides itself on providing its corporate and business clients with custom legal advice targeted at risk management, business planning, and other proactive measures designed to avoid or minimize the impact of litigation. To ensure that the rights and best interests of our clients‘ businesses are preserved in all commercial transactions, we apply our breadth of experience and knowledge to pursue a cost-effective and efficient resolution in all commercial transactions and business disputes. By reviewing all facets of a business, business plan or transaction, we are able to offer recommendations and guide clients to optimal solutions.
If you are interested in learning about how the Commlaw Group’s corporate, contracts and commercial transactions practice area can help your company, please do not hesitate to contact us. Firm clients may also contact their designated attorney directly.