Business, Corporate & Commercial

Business, Corporate and Commercial

Operating a business is no longer simple. Was it ever? If you’re involved in setting up a New Jersey  or New York business, attorneys with significant experience in these states are essential to virtually every aspect of the legal process. What may seem like a straight forward business transaction today may become an expensive legal wrangle tomorrow. As a long-standing business and corporate law firm we truly understand the importance of setting up and maintaining a business entity correctly right from the get-go.

Attorneys in this department also work on the creation and maintenance of business entities, including corporations (both C type and Sub-Chapter S), Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Sole Proprietorships. We do extensive work in the area of commercial leasing.

This is the team that will help you with business and corporate matters, and business litigation in New Jersey:

Chairperson – Thomas M. Wells
Attorneys – Thomas M. WellsMark S. Balian, and Jessica R. Witmer.
Paralegals and Legal Assistants – Frances T.  Mezzatesta (Senior Paralegal), Kristin Lopez (Senior Paralegal)Jeanne Baum, and Denise Andriulli

Described below is a representation list of our sub-areas and experience within this practice area.
  • Asset-based Financing
  • Banking & Commercial Lending
  • Business Tax Counseling
  • Celebrity and Athlete Endorsement and Sponsorship Transactions
  • Children’s use policies (COPPA)
  • Clean Energy Transactions
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commission/Broker Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Consulting, Research, Clinical, Product Development Transactions
  • Courier and on-site temporary placement agreements
  • Distributor/Distributorship Agreements
  • Drafted/advised on HIPAA and non-HIPPA identity theft issues, compliance programs (required and non-required), risk assessment programs/matters
  • Drafting/advising on website policies, terms and conditions, privacy policies, privacy notices, HIPAA/HITECH notices, BAA’s, Sub-BAA’s, site disclaimers, patient authorizations, patient consents
  • Drafting/revising internal process/compliance for policies
  • Education Services Agreements
  • Employment Agreements/Employment Manuals
  • Employment and Related Agreements
  • Endorsement Agreements (non-HCP)
  • Entertainment and Related Transactions
  • Equipment Purchase/ Lease Agreements
  • Equipment Purchase/Leasing Transactions
  • Event services agreements
  • Financial Transactions
  • Group Purchasing Agreements and advice relating to group purchasing regulations
  • Health Care Transactions
  • Independent Contractor/Services Agreement
  • IP Transactions (Copyright & Trademark)
  • Joint Marketing Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Joint Venture Transactions
  • Landlord Disputes
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Liquor Licenses
  • LLC Operating Agreements
  • LP Agreements
  • Master Services Agreements and SOWs
  • Material Purchase, Supply, Sourcing, and Transfer Transactions
  • NDA/Non-Disclosure guidance and drafting/negotiations
  • Non-Profit Law Including Tax Exempt Status and Formation Issues
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Physician Employment Agreements
  • Pricing Agreements
  • Pricing, Group Purchasing, Rebate Manufacturing, Distributor, and Consignment Transactions
  • Private Acquisitions
  • Product Development Agreements
  • Professional Service Agreements
  • Professional Service Transactions
  • Public Bidding/RFP’s
  • Research Agreements
  • Restaurant Rental/ Event Agreements
  • Royalty Agreements
  • Sales rep/affiliate/independent contractor agreements
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Software Licensing, Royalty, and Inventor/Consultant Transactions
  • Software user agreements,  User/license agreements
  • Solar power/energy agreement drafting, negotiation, guidance
  • Sponsorship Agreements
  • Staffing/ Temporary, Permanent and Agency Agreements
  • Staffing/ Temporary, Permanent and Agency Transactions
  • Technology Transactions
  • Travel Related Agreements (Agency, Hotel, Import/Export, Shipping, Vendors, Publications)

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