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Experienced corporate attorneys helping businesses achieve their most challenging goals

Farrell Fritz advises middle-market businesses as well as companies in all stages of development, from start-ups and early stage companies to large private and publicly held companies, in a wide variety of industries throughout the U.S. and abroad. Our services include entity formation, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, shareholder agreements, contract review including licensing, manufacturing and distribution agreements and corporate governance. We routinely work with attorneys in our tax, real estate, litigation, restructuring and land use groups to complement and enhance our ability to provide unparalleled corporate counsel.

Mergers & Acquisitions of All Sizes

Our attorneys regularly advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, asset sales, structuring of spin-offs, and other divestitures. We counsel purchasers and sellers in all transactions—from small, local acquisitions to multistate, multimillion-dollar transactions. In addition, we counsel clients on business entity formation. In connection with any such transactions, we advise our clients not only on the corporate law issues, but also on tax considerations and other relevant issues.

Corporate Governance Best Practices

Directors, officers, and board members of public, private, nonprofit, and municipal entities seek our counsel regarding best practices and various corporate governance issues. The firm’s interdisciplinary team consists of attorneys from a broad spectrum of practice areas. Clients receive integrated, tailored advice on the specific challenges they face, whether these are related to board composition and structure, director and officer fiduciary duties, strategic transactions, day-to-day operations, codes of ethics, disclosure requirements, regulatory or internal investigations, forensic audits, insurance matters, litigation, suspected or actual misconduct, or myriad other issues.

 

Professionals

Robert C. Creighton

Partner
Uniondale

David M. Curry

Partner
Uniondale

Peter L. Curry

Partner
Uniondale

Christopher P. Daly

Partner
Uniondale

Michelle E. Espey

Partner
Uniondale

Alon Y. Kapen

Partner
Uniondale

Lyle C. Mahler

Partner
Uniondale

Stephen F. Melore

Partner
Uniondale

Charles M. Strain

Partner
Uniondale

Louis Vlahos

Partner
Uniondale

Rebecca Schmutter

Counsel
Uniondale

Lisa M. Vaccaro

Counsel
Uniondale

Bernadette Kasnicki

Associate
Uniondale

Joanna Hazelton

Associate
Uniondale

Richard Quatrano

Associate
Uniondale

Jared C. Sherman

Associate
Uniondale

Articles & Advisories

SEC Eager to Enforce Amid COVID-19

As businesses and companies begin to reopen and attempt to return to normalcy, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…

September 03, 2020

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Tax Considerations for LLC Operating Agreements

The operating agreement is the governing document with respect to the management and conduct of a limited liability company (an…

July 30, 2020

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The Earnout in Sales Transactions

What’s the Purchase Price? If you advise me that you are selling your business for $32,000,000 and that $5,000,000 of…

July 06, 2020

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New York Governing Law in US-Style Commercial Agreements

The laws governing a commercial agreement fundamentally determine the enforcement of that agreement’s provisions. Surprisingly, US-style commercial agreements place this important…

June 09, 2020

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Update on Paycheck Protection Program Interim Rule

The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program. The…

May 14, 2020

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SBA Sets $20 Million Cap for Loans to a Single Corporate Group

The SBA yesterday supplemented the interim final rules by limiting the amount of PPP loans that any single corporate group…

April 30, 2020

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Update on Paycheck Protection Program Interim Rule

The SBA last week updated the previously issued interim final rules that were promulgated under the Paycheck Protection Program (the…

April 27, 2020

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CARES Act & the “Retail Glitch”

The IRS on Friday released Rev. Proc. 2020-25 to provide guidance for taxpayers who may benefit from the recent correction…

April 20, 2020

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Business Resources and Recovery

Businesses grappling with the economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis have the opportunity to apply for financial assistance through…

April 09, 2020

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FAQs Under The Paycheck Protection Program

As guidance continues to evolve, the Treasury Department has set up a Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) page on their website.…

April 07, 2020

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News

L Brands slams Sycamore for bargaining down Victoria’s Secret price

L Brands returned Sycamore’s legal effort to get out of its agreement to buy Victoria’s Secret with a lawsuit of its own…

April 24, 2020

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Sycamore looks to back out of Victoria’s Secret deal

L Brands on Wednesday said that Sycamore Partners had delivered a notice to terminate their agreement, announced in February, where the…

April 23, 2020

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Bed Bath & Beyond sues 1-800-Flowers to enforce purchase of keepsakes site

Beyond simply wanting to follow through on the desired sale, Bed Bath & Beyond could be concerned about “purchase price…

April 07, 2020

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Sanford Health, UnityPoint Health Call Off $11 Billion Merger

Sanford Health and UnityPoint Health nixed their proposed merger that would have formed an $11 billion, 76-hospital system, the organizations…

November 14, 2019

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New law requires livestreaming of IDA meetings

Peter Curry was quoted in a Long Island Business News article on August 28 regarding a new law that will…

August 29, 2019

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To C or Not to C?

Louis Vlahos, partner at Farrell Fritz is mentioned in this article. C-Corp offers tax treasures and traps as new code…

July 09, 2018

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Press Releases

Joanna Hazelton Receives 30 Under 30 Award From Long Island Business News

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Joanna Hazelton received Long Island Business News’ 30 Under 30 Award at a…

September 11, 2020

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Joanna Hazelton Joins Executive Council of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Long Island Chapter

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Joanna Hazelton has recently been appointed to the Executive Council of the Crohn’s…

February 27, 2020

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Lyle C. Mahler of Farrell Fritz Elected to the Board of Long Island Cares, Inc.

Long Island Cares -The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank is pleased to announce that Lyle C. Mahler, has been elected…

October 07, 2019

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Farrell Fritz Attorneys Lyle C. Mahler and Darren A. Pascarella Elected to Long Island Not-For-Profit Boards

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that two of our attorneys, Lyle C. Mahler and Darren A. Pascarella, have been…

October 01, 2019

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29 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 29 attorneys selected to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 17, 2019

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Jared C. Sherman Joins Farrell Fritz as a Corporate Associate

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Jared C. Sherman to its Uniondale office as a corporate associate. Jared is a…

April 02, 2019

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 13, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Welcomes Philip Butler, Lee Peretz and Richard Quatrano

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Philip Butler, Lee Peretz and Richard Quatrano to the firm. Philip Butler is a…

August 17, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Welcomes David J. Neuman as a Corporate Associate

David J. Neuman, a Woodmere, NY resident, is a corporate associate concentrating in tax law. He is resident in Farrell…

May 02, 2018

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On Demand Webcasts

What Business Owners Need to Know About Successfully Transitioning Their Company

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Family Business Exit Planning: Key Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

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Liquidity Options for a Closely-Held Company

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Managing Different Shareholder Constituencies in the Private Company Sale

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Ownership Transfers of Closely Held Businesses

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