Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

Growing Businesses

We at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus understand the needs of a growing business. When a person starts a business, he or she tends to use a local general practice law firm or a solo practitioner. However, as a business grows, so does the need for more sophisticated and specialized legal services. We understand the value of relationships and the historical knowledge that the company’s original attorney may hold. Therefore, we often work cooperatively with the attorney to mutually help the client and enhance the services available to meet the client’s legal and business needs.

Our attorneys spend all or most of their time in a variety of specialties within the field of business law, and they often sit on formal or informal company boards as discussion partners or strategic advisors, assisting clients in making critical decisions. The services we offer growing businesses include:

  • Day-to-day legal counseling
  • General contract matters
  • All aspects of product distribution, including compliance with franchising and other trade regulations, and the negotiation and drafting of distribution and supply agreements
  • Tax counseling, including business formation, federal, state and international income tax planning, estate and succession planning, and disputes and appeals with the IRS and other taxing agencies
  • Antitrust and marketing counseling
  • International transactions
  • Banking, financing and fund raising/private placement guidance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Securities
  • Director and officer matters
  • Legal compliance and litigation management
  • Shareholder and business disputes
  • Arbitration and mediation services
  • Protection of trade secrets, patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as IP licensing transactions
  • Antitrust and marketing counseling
  • Employee matters, including benefits and compensation issues, agreements and contracts, personnel policies, training and dispute resolution
  • Immigration
  • Real estate and environmental concerns
  • Workouts and bankruptcy issues

Depending on the client’s needs, we often form a team of attorneys who concentrate in different disciplines. For example, a business acquisition may implicate environmental, tax, antitrust, employment, intellectual property and real estate issues. We strive to create the right blend of general competence and specialization that will best enable us to address the client’s needs promptly, efficiently and creatively.

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