Corporate and Business Counseling
SFMS has extensive experience counseling its business clients in a variety of matters. The Firm's attorneys have experience in significant transactional work, as well as significant additional experience providing corporate and business counseling to our clients, including in the areas of business formations, sales or purchases of businesses, mergers and consolidations, joint ventures, employee and independent contractor agreements, confidentiality agreements, stock sale, transfer and other arrangements, severance packages, third party agreements and corporate governance matters. When a corporate or business matter requires even greater expertise from a transactional, taxation or other perspective, we work with our clients to identify the best co-counsel with which to work on a particular matter.
SFMS acts as outside general counsel for a number of small- to mid-size businesses, as well as certain subsidiaries of overseas corporations. The Firm has worked in a wide variety of litigation areas and its multi-disciplinary, team-oriented approach to the practice of law ensures that SFMS is able to provide high quality, cost-effective representation for the clients that choose to so engage us. In fact, certain clients have apprised us that, based upon the efficient and business minded manner in which we approach such matters, it makes sense for such clients to sometimes compensate SFMS at higher rates than other law firms or in alternative ways, based upon the principles of value billing and to reward productivity and outcomes.