Gatherwright Freeman understands the opportunities and challenges entrepreneurs and emerging-growth companies face throughout their startup and growth phases. We share our clients’ passion for innovation and success. We work closely with you to identify and prioritize your needs in order to lay a strong legal foundation from the outset.
Our team-oriented approach allows us to provide cost-effective legal and business advice across all stages of the corporate life cycle, starting from company formation, and continuing through corporate growth and capital-raising efforts, to a sale, private placements, or other exit transaction.
We have extensive experience in corporate formation and corporate governance, financings, and mergers and acquisitions. We bring that experience to bear for entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries, including:
If you are starting a new company, Gatherwright Freeman’s attorneys can advise you in determining the appropriate structure and tax election for your new company, as well as provide your new company’s formation documents, operating agreement, bylaws, buy-sell agreement, tax identification numbers, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, copyrights, and trademarks.
The purchase or sale of a business is a complicated process for which experienced legal counsel is essential. We start the process by learning as much as possible about our clients’ objectives in order to advise them on a comprehensive set of issues ranging from operational considerations, tax structure, financial risks, and legal hurdles. Our goal is to anticipate challenges to proactively solve problems, from the negotiations and due diligence phase to final closing. We adopt an efficient team approach to your business transactions, which helps resolve issues and craft creative solutions with a view toward the overall success of the deal. Our experience allows us to anticipate, strategize and respond effectively and strategically to counterparty actions and demands. Our firm’s representative experience includes:
A business’s trademarks and brands are among its most valuable assets. Gatherwright Freeman’s intellectual property attorneys deliver in-depth knowledge of the law and can assist clients with registering and renewing their trademarks and copyrights at the state and federal levels. Our trademark attorneys also work with clients to monetize their trademarks and brands. We help you enhance brand equity through well-structured trademark licensing agreements. Our experience structuring trademark license agreements, coupled with our innovation and creativity, results in deals that help our clients maximize their intellectual property rights.
Companies are constantly faced with financial, management, organizational and other legal challenges, and they often do not have an internal or cost-efficient legal resource at their disposal. Since inception, Gatherwright Freeman has proudly served as outside general counsel to companies large and small, providing a broad range of services related to corporate and business matters across a wide range of industries.
We work closely with our clients to assess and identify their needs and develop innovative legal strategies to help achieve their goals. As a result, we can address a specific issue or provide a thorough review of a legal question on a singular or ongoing basis. Gatherwright Freeman has built this practice by focusing on providing big-firm quality and sophistication with the streamlined setting and personalized attention of a boutique law firm. By better understanding your business and your goals, we are able to deliver trusted and valued advice that is cost-effective, practical and business-oriented.
Gatherwright Freeman’s attorneys have experience advising on a wide range of financing transactions, including venture capital, private equity, leveraged buyouts, and bank and other institutional financings. We routinely work on transactions covering a broad range of industry sectors, including technology, software, real estate, aeronautics, intermodal transportation, automobile manufacturing, and food and beverage.Finance
Gatherwright Freeman’s attorneys have extensive experience advising clients on a broad range of real estate transactions. We efficiently provide a results-oriented approach to your real estate transactions to ensure their successful conclusions.
Our real estate clients range from individual’s buying investment properties to investors with large portfolios of real estate properties across the United States. We work with our strong network of advisers, including lenders, accountants, and real estate brokers.