contract drafting & negotiating

Every contract your business enters into carries with it profound legal implications. If not carefully worded, these agreements can fail to achieve your objectives, or worse, unknowingly place your business at risk for liability. We will meticulously draft, review and negotiate your contracts to ensure they accomplish your objectives, while protecting your business to the fullest extent possible. We commonly handle the following types of contracts, among others:

  • Vendor Contracts
  • Consulting/Freelance Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Nondisclosure, Noncompete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Internet and Technology-Related Agreements
  • License Agreements
  • Separation and Severance Agreements
  • Residential and Commercial Leases
  • Consents, Waivers and Releases

employment counseling & defense

Employee issues can be a drain on company resources and can hamper productivity. We generally recommend a preventative approach by implementing and updating employee handbooks and company policies. When an employee issue arises, we will counsel you on how to strategically address the matter to help avoid costly litigation. If your business is faced with an employee claim before an administrative agency, we are experienced in defending against such claims. When the circumstances warrant, we are also equipped to serve as independent investigators. Our employment services span a wide range of areas, such as:

  • Independent Contractor, Consultant and Freelance Issues
  • Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Concerns
  • Protection Against Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims
  • Family and Medical Leave Issues
  • Disability Accommodations
  • Employee Discipline and Termination
  • Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants
  • Employee Privacy Issues
  • Negotiating Settlement of Pre-Suit Employment Claims
  • Employee Handbook Drafting and Revising
  • Internal Investigations
  • Defense of Administrative Charges before the EEOC, the NY Division of Human Rights and the NJ Office of Civil Rights

brief writing and of counsel services

With our 13 years of experience, we produce quality work product efficiently and at competitive rates for law firms in need of a litigation attorney. Our services are available on a short-term or long-term basis, and include all aspects of litigation, such as:

  • Drafting and responding to discovery requests and subpoenas
  • Drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, memoranda and appeals
  • Strategy and analysis
  • Electronic document review
  • Conducting legal research
  • Negotiating settlements