General Corporate

The cornerstone of our general corporate practice is providing start-up and ongoing outside general counsel services to a wide variety of enterprises, primarily in the areas of clean energy, clean technology, resource recovery, sustainable agriculture and food ventures, and social enterprise. Our seasoned corporate attorneys draw on decades of large firm and in-house experience to provide general corporate services on a range of matters typically handled by in-house general counsel. Examples include:

  • choice of entity (e.g., LLC, C corporation, S corporation, nonprofit corporation, public benefit corporation)
  • choice of jurisdiction (e.g., Massachusetts vs. Delaware)
  • drafting of organizational documents
  • documentation of business arrangement among co-founders
  • start-up filings with state and IRS
  • assignment or licensing of intellectual property from founder, university or other entity
  • agreements with consultants and employees
  • equity compensation plans
  • leasing of office, manufacturing or lab space
  • contracts with vendors
  • contracts with beta customers and regular customers
  • joint development agreements with strategic partners
  • development of intellectual property strategies and coordination with patent and trademark specialists
  • technology licensing transactions

In addition to providing start-up and ongoing services, we assist clients with planning, negotiating, and closing major transactions such as corporate finance transactions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances, and internal restructuring.