Practice Areas

Outside General Counsel for Your Growing Business

As your “outside” General Counsel, BLA lawyers understand the laws that impact your business and will give you realistic options without reinventing the wheel. Whether your call involves your employees, your products or your Board of Directors, we’ll answer the phone and start problem solving.

Transactions

Whether you’re buying, selling or leasing, BLA will help structure the deal to your advantage and get it closed.

  • Acquisitions, Mergers, Divestitures
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Real Estate (Commercial Sales & Leasing)
  • Financing & Restructuring
  • Franchising

Corporate Structure

Which legal structure best meets your business and tax goals?  BLA can form your entity and help you navigate governance requirements.

  • Formation, Dissolution, Reinstatement
  • Shareholder & Operating Agreements
  • Corporate Governance (Bylaws, Resolutions, Minutes)
  • Succession Planning

Business Operations

Whether it’s a contract with your customers or your suppliers, BLA will draft and negotiate agreements reflecting your business goals.

  • Contracts
  • Sales, Procurement & Logistics
  • Government Contracting & WBE/DBE Certification
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategic Planning & Risk Management

Human Resources Management

Trying to retain and reward your talented team?  Addressing a disciplinary matter?  BLA works with clients to promote employment best practices.

  • General Counseling & Claim Prevention
  • Policy/Process Development & Handbooks
  • Performance Management (Appraisal Systems, Discipline, Incentive Programs)
  • Employment, Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Contractor & Overtime Compliance

Intellectual Property Protection

Are you protecting your innovations and your brand?  BLA will help you safeguard and exploit your valuable assets.

  • Trademarks, Copyright & Trade Secrets
  • License Agreements
  • Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Marketing & Advertising Legal Support (Traditional and Online)
  • Software-as-a-Service and Software License Agreements

Estate
Planning

A well-designed estate plan will provide for health decisions and financial decisions to be made in case you become incapacitated

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advanced Medical Directives
  • Business Documents
  • And more

We’ll learn your business and listen to what’s important to you.