Business Counseling & Transactions

HSML provides start-up and emerging companies with basic legal information and services for the establishment of appropriate business entities, marketing and distribution channel arrangements, and other commercial and corporate transactions and matters. The firm’s range of corporate, commercial and transactional legal advice and services includes:

  • Structuring, formation, and registration of corporations, LLCs, joint ventures and other business organizations
  • Representing buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions
  • Advising on business governance and legal/regulatory compliance
  • Preparing and negotiating customer and vendor contracts
  • Advising on diverse legal aspects of business operations
  • Preparing and negotiating distributor, sales representative and other channel arrangements
  • Drafting documentation for the contractual protection of intellectual property
  • Advising, documenting, and negotiating the acquisition, transfer and monetization of IP rights

The firm works with clients to efficiently manage patent annuities and maintenance fees and trademark renewals both in the U.S. and worldwide.