Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP ("SFMS") provides sophisticated representation for commercial and corporate transactions and astute counseling with respect to forming, operating and evolving a successful business. Our attorneys have handled significant transactional work and offer vast experience on a broad spectrum of matters that arise for a commercial enterprise. As a result of its significant contacts and history of representing Italian business enterprises in the United States, SFMS has developed significant expertise in assisting international mid-market companies that wish to enter, grow in, or leverage off of the United States market.
With offices in New York and San Francisco, as well as Connecticut, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Philadelphia and San Diego, and a representative office in Milan, Italy, we assist our clients in all phases of business and corporate growth, with particular focus on their commercial and contractual relationships, and any litigation needs. Our team is composed of alumni of large corporate law forms with in-house experiences who have a practical and efficient approach to resolving legal matters. Many of our attorneys and paralegals have international backgrounds, including fluency or proficiency in Italian, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.
SFMS acts as outside general counsel for a number of small - mid-size businesses, as well as certain subsidiaries of overseas corporations. Our attorneys are well-versed in transactional matters and related business matters, including:
- Entity selection and business formation
- Creation of foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies
- Domestic and international joint ventures
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Capital markets
- Sale or purchase of businesses
- Sale or transfers of stock
- Public and private offerings
- Issuance of securities and SEC filings
- Contract negotiation and drafting
- Employee and independent contractor agreements
- Executive compensation and severance packages
- Restrictive covenants
- Third-party agreements
- Real estate transactions
- Corporate governance and compliance
Attorney Raffaele Scalcione who is licensed to practice in New York and Italy, is well-known for his acumen in properly and efficiently establishing U.S. subsidiaries and new business enterprises, and handling significant mergers and acquisition matters. He is representative of the experience and caliber of our legal team in transactional law. Raffaele also is able to assist U.S. and other business entities in connection with their legal needs in Italy through his legal practice. Finally, SFMS is able to assist U.S. clients throughout the world with respect to their legal and tax needs by and through its membership in Integrated Advisory Group ( www.iaginternational.org).