Business & Finance

Helping you succeed in a fast-moving world.

Successful businesses share four common traits: visionary leadership, sound planning, excellent execution and responsive legal counsel. The attorneys in Capes Sokol’s Business and Finance practice help build success by representing individuals, publicly held corporations, large and small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

We serve as a partner to help you navigate the relationships and transactions necessary to start, grow and nurture your business. It starts with uncommon attention to learning our client’s goals and unique situation. We listen to you, your business and legal advisors, and even opposing counsel. Why? Because our experience has shown us that it’s the best way to provide the objective analysis and creative solutions you need to find success.

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Services

  • Articles of organization or incorporation | Customized organizational documents for both for profit and nonprofit organizations

  • Buy/sell agreements for equity holders | All stages of buy/sell negotiations

  • Closely-held business, partnership and joint venture agreements

  • Contract preparation and negotiation | Supply agreements | Equipment leases | Purchase agreements | Service agreements

  • Corporate governance | Clarification of duties | Conflicts of interest

  • Corporate records compliance

  • Dispute resolutions between shareholders or members

  • Employment noncompete agreements | Protecting client interests | Conflicts of interest

  • Executive compensation agreements | Deferred compensation agreements | Stock option plans

  • Formation of business entities

  • Healthcare | Formation of businesses | Hospital relations | Medical school relations

  • Leasing | Equipment | Offices | Shopping centers

  • Lending and commercial finance

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) | Acquiring and disposing of businesses | Mergers | Stock sales | Asset sales | Bankruptcy 363 sales | Liquidations | Dissolutions

  • Operating agreements | Single- and multi-member limited liability companies | Governance | Decision making | Equity holders’ rights

  • Real estate transactions | Acquisitions | Sales | Development | Financing

  • Registered agent services | Legal notices

  • Tax advice | Related to various corporate transactions

  • Electric Vehicle Ordinances

  • Corporate Transparency Act

Team

Practice Group Chair

Sarah J. Luem
Shareholder

Attorneys

Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir
Shareholder
Jeffrey A. Cohen
Managing Shareholder
Douglas S. Dove
Shareholder
L. Ross Gaddis
Associate
Sheila Greenbaum
Senior Counsel
Kara L. Lambert
Associate
John S. Meyer, Jr.
Senior Counsel
Francis X. Miller
Shareholder
William B. Remis
Shareholder
Brian J. Sabin
Shareholder
Pete Salsich III
Of Counsel
Michelle F. Schwerin
Shareholder
Andrew B. Shanfeld
Shareholder
Robert T. West
Senior Counsel
Drew H. Westbrook
Shareholder
Stacy Engles Wipfler
Shareholder

Other Professionals

A. Christine Scott
Senior Analyst, Business & Finance and Real Estate Services
Robin L. Steiner
Manager, Business & Finance and Real Estate Services
Cornelia A. Summers
Senior Paralegal

Presentations

Business & Real Estate Symposium

presented by the Business & Finance, Entertainment & Media, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate practices of Capes Sokol

2021 Symposium:

Navigating the Looming Legal Issues of the New Normal

The 2021 Business and Real Estate Symposium featured legal insights from Capes Sokol attorneys on the impact that COVID-19 is having on businesses. Topics include cybersecurity, intellectual property, pandemic legislation, and what to expect moving forward.

Topics Included:

Virtual Work Vulnerabilities – Virtual Work is Here to Stay. Are your business’ privacy and security inoculated against cyber-risks?

Intellectual Property Icebergs – You Boosted Social Media and Online Marketing During the Lockdown. Are your trade secrets protected and do you respect the intellectual property of others?

Legislative Landmines –Federal Infrastructure and Covid-19 Relief Programs, Related Legislation and Tax Changes are Coming. How will they affect your company’s bottom line?

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