Business Transactions

Stone | Dean’s Business Transactions Team offers a full range of business and commercial legal services to all types of business entities ranging in size from small owner-managed enterprises to emerging growth companies and large publicly traded companies. Whether we are advising our clients regarding day-to-day issues impacting operations, corporate maintenance, or competition, or representing a new or long-term client in a transaction, we view ourselves as our clients’ strategic partner.

We routinely act as outside general counsel for our business clients. The most significant aspect of our transactional practice for most clients involves the day-to-day advice and documentation involving arrangements with employees, vendors, customers, manufacturers, distributors, investors, partners, creditors, joint ventures, licensors, licensees and shareholders.

We avoid overstaffing transactions and strive to expertly manage and provide cost-conscious and efficient representation. At the same time, we have the depth of experience required to effectively represent our clients with specialized issues typically involved in all aspects of business and commercial transactions.

Business Transaction Client Services:

Our business clients compete in a wide variety of industries. We effectively and efficiently assist our clients in transactions, which include:

  • Agency Agreements
  • Management Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Corporate Maintenance
  • Creditor’s Rights and Remedies
  • Pledge Agreements
  • Entity Formation (Corporations, LLCs, Sales Representation and LLPs, etc.)
  • Executive and Incentive Compensation
  • Finder’s Fee Agreements
  • Franchising and Dealer Agreements

  • Governance
  • Lease Reviews
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Non-Circumvention Agreements
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • OEM Relationships
  • Operating Agreements
  • Sales Representation and Distribution Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Supply Agreements