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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

Alon Y. Kapen

Partner
Uniondale

Lyle C. Mahler

Partner
Uniondale

Stephen F. Melore

Partner
Uniondale

David M. Curry

Partner
Uniondale

Peter L. Curry

Partner
Uniondale

Michelle E. Espey

Partner
Uniondale

Charles M. Strain

Partner
Uniondale

Stacey L. Goldstein

Counsel
Albany

Jesse Hiney

Counsel
Hauppauge

Jason A. Little

Counsel
Albany

Jennifer Tomeny Stacchini

Counsel
Uniondale

Lisa M. Vaccaro

Partner
Uniondale

Michael L. Webb

Counsel
Uniondale

Rodion Lerman

Associate
New York City

Colleen E. Spain

Associate
Uniondale

Articles & Advisories

New Partner Spotlight: Lisa Vaccaro

In celebration of our newly minted partners, Farrell Fritz is proud to present our “New Partner Spotlight,” a series of…

January 20, 2023

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Preliminary Issues for Interest Holder Claims and Remedies

It is a common tale. A company is formed or interests within an existing company are purchased with the intention…

June 21, 2022

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Before Selling A Middle Market Business: Five Lessons For Owners

The kids had no interest in continuing to run the company. That was the crux of the challenge facing the…

August 06, 2021

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Corporate Law Considerations in Estate Planning and Administration

Introduction This publication addresses the unintended consequences of attorneys and clients failing to consider the impact of transfers of ownership…

March 15, 2021

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Do Malls Have Any Business Getting Into Retail?

Vertical integration — apparel retailers that make their own merchandise, farmers that sell their own produce, malls that own their…

February 16, 2021

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Seller Beware: “Ordinary Course” and “Material Adverse Effect/Change” in the Age of COVID-19

In late November of last year, the Court of Chancery in Delaware handed down a decision in a case called…

February 04, 2021

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PPP Loan Portal Reopened for First- and Second- Draw Loan Applications

Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Association (“SBA”) have fully reopened the Paycheck Protection…

January 19, 2021

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The “Unintended” Consequences of Not Having a Written LLC Operating Agreement

CONGRATULATIONS!! You have just formed a New York limited liability company to purchase a piece of rental property with your…

December 08, 2020

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Delayed But Not Forgiven: Examining Deferred 2020 Payroll Taxes in M&A Transactions

Due diligence is an essential activity for both buyer and seller success in an M&A transaction. The process allows parties…

November 09, 2020

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Are you selling your business or merging? … Not so fast, if you are a PPP borrower.

Although the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has started its program to forgive loans made to businesses under the Paycheck…

October 19, 2020

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News

Robert Creighton and Domenique Moran Selected as Long Island Business News “Business Influencers”

Congratulations to Robert Creighton and Domenique Moran for being selected as Long Island Business News Business Influencers. Both of these incredible leaders drive the firm to…

January 30, 2023

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Staying One Step Ahead of Talent Demands

Farrell Fritz Managing Partner Robert Creighton was quoted in a recent article in Legal Management (The Magazine of ALA) in…

January 18, 2023

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The Year in M&A – 2022 Popular Reads on JD Supra

“Inside the Merger Agreement between Elon Musk and Twitter” by Farrell Fritz Partner Alon Kapen ranked as the second most widely read M&A-related article…

January 13, 2023

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The Year in Social Media – 2022 Popular Reads on JD Supra

“Inside the Merger Agreement between Elon Musk and Twitter” by Farrell Fritz Partner Alon Kapen ranked as the third most widely read Social Media-related…

January 10, 2023

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Robert Creighton Featured in “What We’ll See in ’23”

Robert C. Creighton, Managing Partner of Farrell Fritz, shared his insights in a recent Long Island Business News feature, “What…

January 10, 2023

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Robert C. Creighton Selected to 2022 City & State Long Island Power 100

Robert C. Creighton, Managing Partner of Farrell Fritz has been selected to the 2022 City & State Long Island Power 100.…

November 09, 2022

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Musk’s Control Of Twitter Comes With Freedom, Drawbacks

Farrell Fritz partner Alon Kapen was quoted regarding the completion of Elon Musk’s deal to take Twitter private in Law360. “Whether it’s content moderation or…

October 31, 2022

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Unpacking Bed Bath & Beyond’s ‘Self-Inflicted’ Crisis

Alon Kapen, a corporate attorney at Farrell Fritz who isn’t involved with the lawsuit, said his review of the complaint…

September 07, 2022

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Poll: Remote work is largely ‘sticking’ at service firms in the NY area

In Uniondale, less than 15% of the work of the Farrell Fritz law firm is being done remotely, according to…

September 06, 2022

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I set up a company with 3 friends. It has annual sales of $1 million. Two partners hijacked control of the bank accounts, and want to push others out. What can we do?

It’s time to stop trying to be fair, and start getting real. Before you do anything with friends — whether…

August 30, 2022

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Press Releases

22 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 22 attorneys selected to the 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 29, 2022

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Jennifer Tomeny Stacchini Joins Farrell Fritz as Corporate Counsel

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Jennifer Tomeny Stacchini to its Uniondale office as corporate counsel. Jennifer is a Franklin…

August 08, 2022

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Rodion Lerman Joins Farrell Fritz as a Corporate Associate

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Rodion Lerman to its New York City office as a corporate associate. Rodion is…

August 01, 2022

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Jason A. Little Joins Farrell Fritz as Corporate Counsel

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Jason A. Little to its Albany office as corporate counsel. Jason’s practice also includes…

July 27, 2022

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Michelle E. Espey Has Been Elected as a New York Bar Foundation Fellow

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Michelle E. Espey has been named a Fellow of The New York Bar…

January 04, 2022

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27 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 27 attorneys selected to the 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 30, 2021

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Queens Botanical Garden’s Board of Trustees Welcomes Four New Members

Queens Botanical Garden’s Board of Trustees welcomed four new members to its team who will apply their expertise, leadership, and…

February 22, 2021

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

November 04, 2020

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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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