The following is a description of our primary areas of practice:
Entity Selection and Formation – Services include advice and guidance in selecting the appropriate business entity for optimal liability protection and tax reduction; preparation and filing of Articles of Incorporation and Articles of Organization; and preparation of by-laws and operating agreements.
Financing – Services include review and negotiation of loan documentation from commercial lenders, private investors, and venture capitalists.
Business Contract Drafting and Negotiation – Services include drafting and negotiation of all types of business contracts, including non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements, stockholder agreements, partnership agreements, strategic alliances, manufacturing agreements, software development agreements, licensing agreements, distribution agreements, marketing agreements, leases, independent contractor agreements, supply agreements, construction agreements, consulting agreements, management agreements, sales representative agreements, and website development agreements.
Franchising, Licensing, and Distribution – Services include strategic advice on expansion strategies; structuring and documenting franchise, licensing, and distribution programs; preparation of franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, area development agreements, licensing agreements, distribution agreements, dealership agreements, etc.; registration of franchise disclosure documents in all states, as required; business opportunity filings; exemption filings; international franchising, licensing, and distribution; franchise dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation; representation of individuals and area developers purchasing individual unit franchises, area development rights, or distribution rights; and franchise and dealership transfers and terminations.
Intellectual Property Matters – Services include advice and guidance on the protection of trademarks and service marks. We provide trademark searches, filing, and persecution of trademark and service mark applications at the state and federal level; maintenance of a computer database to provide reminders of filing and renewal deadlines; copyright filings; protection of trade secrets, including preparation of non-disclosure and non-competition agreements; and the preparation of software development agreements, licensing agreements, source code escrow agreements, and computer acquisitions and sale agreements.
Mergers and Acquisitions – Services include drafting and negotiation of stock purchase agreements and asset purchase agreements, including all related documentation for the purchase or sale of a business, business mergers and consolidations.
Software Development and Licensing – Services include advice and guidance on strategies for protecting trade secrets; and the preparation and negotiation of software development, licensing and related agreements.
Dispute Resolution and Workouts – Services include advice and participation in resolving disputes with vendors, customers, lenders, and other third parties.
Litigation, Mediation, and Arbitration – Services include representation in all types of commercial disputes, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property matters, probate litigation, class actions, and alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration.
FRG has significant experience in defending real estate foreclosures in Florida.