Business and Real
Intellectual Property: Patent, Copyright and Trademark
Land Use and Municipal Law
Mergers and Acquisitions
Probate and Trust Administration
Probate and Trust Litigation
Real Estate Transactions
People are essential to your business.
When it comes to employing them, however, few things are ever simple.
Their legal rights, personal needs and cultural expectations present
both opportunities and risks.
The laws and regulations governing
relationships between employers and employees are complex, confusing
and sometimes contradictory. If you don't know your rights - or
respect theirs - your productivity, profitability and reputation can
How We Can Help
- Workplace issues and policies - We
help implement, monitor and enforce policies dealing with sexual
harassment, discrimination, drug and alcohol testing, employee
privacy and family and medical leave.
- Labor relations and trade unions -
We help with wage and hour issues, unionizing activities, collective
bargaining, interpretation of work rules, grievances and industrial
- Terminations and layoffs - We
provide counsel on separation agreements, as well as the legal and
regulatory notice requirements associated with reductions in force
and plant closings.
- Employment-related litigation – We
defend or prosecute claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination,
harassment, whistleblower actions and protection of intellectual
- Employee benefits and compensation -
We design, implement and administer all types of employee benefits
and executive compensation programs.
- Restrictive Covenants/Trade Secrets
- We help draft non-competition agreements and nondisclosure
agreements, train employees on policies concerning confidentiality,
and conduct audits on trade secret protection issues