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Contracts, Operating Agreements, Human Resources

Martin & Associates provides businesses with the ability to have experienced legal counsel at their disposal on an “as-needed” basis. At Martin & Associates, our business attorneys have expertise in all aspects of business planning and problem solving. Our clients contact us to help them structure and create new companies and ventures and to address any legal concerns along the way, including issues related to financial growth, industry-specific regulatory concerns, shareholder disputes, vendor agreements, and business succession and disposition issues, among others. We act proactively to ensure that our clients are protected from unnecessary risks, and we take pride in managing our clients’ legal matters so that they can focus on building their businesses.

Our attorneys are experienced at assessing business opportunities arising from complex commercial operations. We regularly assist our clients in negotiating, drafting and reviewing business contracts, leases and licenses which include, among others:

  • Executive compensation and incentive plans

  • Employment and independent contractor relationships and agreements

  • Employee disputes and EEOC matters

  • Confidentiality agreements

  • Software/SaaS licenses and assignments

  • Website development agreements

  • Vendor agreements

  • Equipment lease agreements

  • Sales terms and conditions

  • Franchise agreements

  • Procurement agreements

  • Complex contractual agreements to capture the business terms of client transactions

  • Board creation and governance

  • Corporate planning

  • Real estate leases, purchases, etc.

  • Outside general counsel services

Our business attorneys provide guidance to executives and managers in the areas of corporate governance and compliance accountability, including the duties and responsibilities of boards of directors. We also provide ongoing counsel to assist clients in satisfying industry-specific licensing and regulatory obligations. Representative programs include work for clients in SaaS, telecommunications, financial services and manufacturing industries.


Creation, Protection, Valuation, Monetization

Our lawyers help sophisticated, cutting edge and emerging companies capture, commercialize and protect their ideas, inventions and creative work. A key element to the success of our practice is our commitment to understanding our clients’ technologies and the context in which business decisions about products and services are made. We work closely with our clients to address their needs relating to copyright, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets and the myriad types of contracts that businesses and individuals create that affect or are affected by intellectual property.

In advising high tech and information technology clients, we have successfully guided clients from formation of the enterprise to the eventual liquidity event.  We assist clients in the process of obtaining all types of financing, including, venture-capital, angel and traditional bank financing and the lifecycle associated therewith. It is our goal to assist clients to maximize their profitability by sophisticated methods of valuing of their patent, copyright, trademark, service mark and/or trade secret assets and preparing and negotiating licenses, joint venture agreements, cooperative marketing agreements, business combinations and other arrangements designed to capitalize on the ultimate commercialization event. In addition, we counsel clients and prepare agreements for the transfer of rights in all forms of technology and intellectual property.  We have conducted numerous audits for our licensing clients to ensure that licensees are complying with the terms of their license agreements.  We also develop joint venture strategies and agreements designed to maximize the commercialization of technology and intellectual property.


Structure, Board Management, Financing, Asset Creation & Disposition

Structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing business transactions is a significant part of the practice of Martin & Associates attorneys. From extremely complex to simple transactions, Martin & Associates offers cost-effective, practical advice intended to create the proper corporate entity done without compromising our clients’ objectives. We strive not only to provide our clients the answer of whether something can be done, but also to provide them with the necessary tools to understand how to get something done. Our extensive work in this area includes, among many others:

  • Bylaws, articles of incorporation/organization, operating agreements

  • Board and shareholder consents

  • Board meetings and minutes

  • Mergers, reorganizations, acquisitions and dispositions of companies and divisions

  • Asset or stock purchase or sale transactions

  • Subsidiary spinoffs

  • Strategic joint ventures

  • Debt finance and equity investment and credit transactions

  • Closely held business transactions, advice and business succession planning

  • Sales of controlling or minority interests

  • Restructurings, recapitalizations, loan workouts, DIP financing and exit financing in bankruptcies

  • International and cross-border transactions

  • Private equity fund formation and investment

  • Distressed company transaction

  • Real estate transactions

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