Our attorneys can function as highly effective legal and business partners.
We can support you in any or all of the following areas:
- Contract revision and formation
- Drafting, revising, and negotiating contracts as well as acting as an advisor in contractual matters;
- Domestic and International Agreements in English, Spanish, Portuguese;
Federal and State franchising laws can be complex, making it easy for businesses to be noncompliant with these laws.
These legal issues can be avoided by seeking out the advice of our experienced attorneys. All parties involved in a franchise
business operation (franchise sellers, franchisors, franchisees, etc) must comply with Federal and state laws in order to avoid penalties,
including but not limited to state criminal prosecution. Several legally binding documents, such as the Franchise Disclosure Document,
Uniform Franchise Offering Circular, Franchise Agreement, and state filings need to be prepared . In addition, the FTC franchise rule
permits and prohibits specific activities during the franchise sales process. For example, several state laws require a franchisor and
its franchise sellers to follow special disclosure timing rules. Therefore making it crucial to hire an attorney, in order to abide by
ever changing franchising laws, and avoid lawsuits and potential criminal prosectuion.
- Outside General Counsel
We offer a unique solution to satisfy the need for competent legal counsel to assist a broad range of business endeavors and associated legal matters.
Our outside general counsel representation benefits companies by enriching them with expertise and know-how of experienced legal counsel, without
the financial burden of managing legal matters internally. We provide comprehensive legal representation to businesses by drawing on the experience
and practical knowledge of our entire team, trading on our collective service as in-house counsel, board members, committee members, and leaders of
diverse institutions and organizations. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Kristin Vivo serve as outside general counsel to many varied companies.
Our attorneys offer a unique vantage point and provide valuable advice and insight to senior management and boards of directors.
As General counsel we can:
- Advise you on legal matters affecting your business;
- Engage with your business to meet goals, pursue details and achieve closure on various matters;
- Use business and legal judgment to balance an appropriate level of risk against the business needs in a particular situation and risk mitigation;
- Entity formation
We have experience in creating corporate entities (ex. non-profit organizations, corporations, limited liability companies, etc.) and registering them with the correct
state and federal divisions. Furthermore we assist our clients in structuring their business organizations
- Mergers and Aquisitions
- Mergers and Acquisitions in the United States are governed by state corporation laws and the Federal securities laws.
There are three primary types of M&A transactions: mergers, stock deals, and asset deals. M&A transactions can be complicated and
involve navigating laws that have changed dramatically over the last several years, and the process of change continues.
Our attorneys work with their clients to ensure the transaction is in compliance with Federal and state laws. Furthermore we
work with our clients to evaluate the strategy and tactical advantage of a transaction. In an M&A transaction lawyers represent
their clients in negotiations on the structure of the deal, perform due diligence and assist with the terms of the contract. M&A lawyers’
responsibilities extend beyond merely negotiating the terms of the agreements, but to the entire process by which decisions are made.
This includes board and management counseling throughout the process on legal obligations, evolving corporate governance standards and shareholder relations.
- Cross Border M&As have increased dramatically over the last two decades. Given this high increase, fully understanding the determinants
and implications of this kind of mergers and acquisitions is vital to our clients' sucess. Furthermore, due to their international nature,
these types of M&As involve unique challenges which require the counsel of our attornies, who understand the nuances of cross border M&As:
countries have different economic, institutional and cultural structures.