Commercial and Corporate

Seamless, Comprehensive Legal Service

OUR FIRM PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN ALL TYPES OF COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS, FROM THE INITIAL FORMATION STAGES THROUGH THE ENTIRE LIFE CYCLE TO MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS.

We assist clients in creating sound arrangements with customers, consultants, outsourced contractors, and vendors, as well as among shareholders, business partners, and investors, assuring clarity and transparency of relationships and significantly diminishing future litigation exposure. We negotiate, draft, and handle complex commercial transactions, such as commercial leases, equipment financing, regulatory compliance, and procurement of licenses and permits, mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture enterprises.

HANDLING MATTERS THROUGH OUR FIRM PROVIDES OUR CLIENTS WITH A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT, RIGOROUS ANALYSIS OF LEGAL OPTIONS, AND A CLEAR PERSPECTIVE, HELPING OPTIMIZE THEIR RISK AND LONG-TERM PLANNING.

Gellis Law Group not only manages the work typically handled by in-house counsel, but also a variety of in-depth legal assignments commonly outsourced to multiple firms.


COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS

Our attorneys are skilled negotiators, recognized for optimizing outcomes for our clients through contractual negotiations. We provide legal support for companies of different sizes and at different stages of development, from start-up enterprises to well-recognized international multinationals across multiple sectors of the economy.

Our legal team routinely:
• Negotiates and reviews commercial contracts;
• Drafts custom-tailored agreements protecting the rights of our clients;
• Assists clients on deals ranging from commercial agreements to complex multi-party projects spanning multiple jurisdictions; and
• Structures and documents relationships with suppliers, customers, and strategic partners, prepares documents necessary to create and preserve these relationships and enhance the value of our client’s businesses over time.


ONGOING CORPORATE COUNSEL SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS ENTITIES

Our Firm’s greatest strength is providing legal services as outsourced corporate counsel. We handle the entire spectrum of legal issues for our corporate clients, including:

• Employment matters;
• Corporate compliance;
• Procurement of licenses and permits;
• Review and assessment of commercial leases;
• Negotiation and drafting agreements with suppliers and vendors;
• Equipment leasing arrangements; and
• Loans and investment agreements with investors.


FORMATION OF BUSINESS ENTITIES IN THE U.S. AND ABROAD

Our team assists clients in forming all types of business entities and, when required, to procure permits and licenses in multiple jurisdictions. A balanced, planned approach to the formation of new entities is especially critical for our Firm’s foreign clients who expand their operations to the United States, or for our technology and media clients who create companies in the U.S. for purposes of soliciting investment.

The Firm also offers comprehensive strategic planning for clients expanding internationally. Our global legal network of professionals is available to help clients expand their operations abroad in the most cost-efficient manner.


CORPORATE AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Adhering to diligent regulatory and corporate compliance policies is essential to our clients’ bottom lines. We assist businesses with corporate compliance issues, analyze potential regulatory issues, and actively address those issues to prevent exposure to liability.


LITIGATION RISK-MANAGEMENT AND SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS

Our legal team takes a proactive approach to helping clients avoid expensive business conflicts, and, when those prove unavoidable, we work with our clients on minimizing their individual and corporate exposure and costs of litigation, often by negotiating settlements that allow our clients’ businesses to persevere and succeed.

George A. GellisCommercial and Corporate