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Business and Commercial Transactions

Attorney Melvin Berfond advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business related services.  Mr. Berfond advises his clients on business law, start-up assistance relating to the formation of an entity, the protection of a trademark or license agreement and assist with buying or selling a business.

Business Startup Services
Starting a business requires thorough planning. Mr. Berfond assists business owners in the formation of legally sound business entities and helps entrepreneurs devise business strategies that help them achieve their goals.  He advises on the business startup and formation process including issues related to selection of entity type and jurisdiction.

  • C-corporation formation
  • S-corporation formation
  • Limited liability company (LLC) formation
  • Partnership formation (including LLP)
  • Stock purchases
  • Asset purchases
  • Joint ventures

Mr. Berfond also consults with business owners and draft shareholder agreements or partnership agreements as part of the entity formation process.

Buying and Selling Businesses
Attorney Melvin Berfond can guide business owners in the multi-stage process of buying or selling a business including:

  • Advising on the structure of the transaction
  • Negotiation of terms and drafting of the deal memorandum
  • Advising sellers on legal strategies to address issues raised during the due diligence process
  • Advising buyers on conducting legal due diligence
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the extensive documentation involved in a business transaction, such as asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements and security agreements

Preparation and Review of Business Contracts
Mr. Berfond consults with business owners to draft, review, and negotiate contracts related to various business activities, including:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Releases and waivers
  • Property agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements

Melvin B. Berfond, Attorney at Law assists clients in the Five Boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island), Nassau County, and Suffolk County with personal injury, commercial litigation, auto accident, slip/trip fall, wrongful death, and commercial transaction matters.



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