Professional Service Firms

Accountants, physicians, engineers, architects, lawyers and other licensed professionals.

Professionals who work in professional service firms have special needs.  They must take into account the special regulations and professional standards that govern their profession at many stages of their business: when forming their businesses, acquiring or selling  professional practices, entering into shareholder agreements, admitting partners, and planning succession to the next generation of owners.  We’ve worked for decades with professional service firms to meet those needs.

Addressing Your Unique Needs

We assist licensed professionals in the following areas, always taking into account the regulations and rules that apply to the particular profession:

  • Shareholder/Owner admission and transition (including through stock options when appropriate).
  • Shareholder/Owner departure, buyouts and break-ups.
  • Shareholder/Owner agreements.
  • Business (or practice) acquisition and sale.
  • Agreements with clients and customers.
  • Real estate acquisition or leasing for their business.
  • Protection of design copyrights and service marks.
  • Company formation.
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Employment agreements.
  • Non-disclosure agreements.
  • Customized compensation arrangements.

To learn more about our representation in these areas, please contact us.