Corporate and Business Law

Business lawyer – representative matters for Elizabeth Bleakley:

  • Formation of holding company, three wholly owned subsidiaries, and related professional registration.
  • Advise client on succession planning matters over a period of several years, including potential sale of the business, equity incentive programs, building up the management team, and bringing in a successor. Prepare related equity incentive documents, memorandum of understanding, and other related guidance and documents. Perform related due diligence.
  • Act as outside counsel to client company with over $60 million gross receivables.
  • Provide legal counsel on various equity, employment, and trademark matters to client who founded and operates several restaurants.
  • Advise client on corporate structure and governance matters. Form new corporate entity for existing client. Confer regarding various business related issues and legal implications.
  • Research and prepare resolutions regarding numerous shareholder cash distributions over several years.
  • Analyze and provide comments and guidance to new client start-up safety product company on existing capitalization structure, operating agreement, financials generally, and convertible securities purchase offering. Review and provide comments on written communications with owners.
  • Consult with client on and prepare sales sub-representative and consulting agreement and related agreement with client’s international supplier. Negotiate terms of engagement.
  • Attend Board of Directors meetings of corporate client, prepare meeting minutes and written consents, and confer periodically with directors, directors’ counsel, and company officers.
  • Act as outside counsel to ecommerce business client selling internationally.
  • Advise financial services client on strategic business alliance and negotiate and prepare related documents.
  • Advise e-commerce client on and prepare amended agency agreement for merchant services payment processing.
  • Advise client on proposed deal terms for shipping aggregator platform services for international shipments.
  • Form series limited liability company, prepare operating agreement with multiple classes of ownership, and obtain FEIN.
  • Analyze and negotiate terms of transfer of ownership agreement and related escrow for purchased inventory for client in toy industry from international counterparty.
  • Prepare and negotiate new business venture agreement between co-owners of construction business.
  • Negotiate commercial lease for client for Michigan Avenue location for financial services company.
  • Represent attorney client in business separation from law firm. Advise client regarding formation of new law firm.
  • Act as outside counsel to SEC registered investment advisor with over $200 million assets under management.
  • Analyze corporate structure, books and records, real estate holding, and financing for client facing potential business-related litigation.
  • Intellectual Property
  • Successfully represent client’s interests against a cease-and-desist of alleged trademark infringement.
  • Review and update client’s form of software licensing agreement for use with independent service providers.
  • Successfully prosecute and obtain registration for trademark initially challenged by USPTO reviewing attorney.
  • Consult on and file multiple trademark applications for client company. Provide advice regarding likelihood of confusion and on potential co-existence agreement.
  • Consult and provide guidance on assignment of software-related intellectual property to client.
  • Negotiate and prepare a licensing and distribution agreement involving an international toy manufacturer and national non-profit organization.
  • Prepare and obtain trademark registrations for clients in the restaurant, e-commerce, and fashion design industries.