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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

Lisa M. Vaccaro

Counsel
Uniondale

Michael L. Webb

Counsel
Uniondale

Phillip E. Carnevale

Associate
Uniondale

Colleen E. Spain

Associate
Uniondale

Articles & Advisories

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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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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What’s In Your NDA? Five Questions to Ask Before You Execute a Confidentiality Agreement

As an employee, employer, purchaser, seller, financial advisor, or in another capacity, you will likely be asked to execute a…

August 19, 2020

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News

If Elon Musk Walks Away From His $44 Billion Twitter Deal, He Could Face a Legal Nightmare

M&A contracts are generally designed to insulate parties from the risk of the other side backing out. These kinds of…

May 19, 2022

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The Chaotic Week Musk Tried to Buy Twitter – And the Questions That Lie Ahead

Will Twitter’s plan actually stop Musk’s purchase? Under the “poison pill” plan, Musk would have to spend an increasing amount…

April 19, 2022

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Is The Twitter Board Required To Accept Elon’s Offer?

The board could reject Musk’s offer or refuse to negotiate even though the Tesla billionaire offered a substantial premium, as…

April 15, 2022

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Twitter Investors Sue Elon Musk for Failing to Promptly Disclose the Size of His Stake

A group of Twitter shareholders are suing Elon Musk for allegedly failing to disclose he had bought a significant stake in the…

April 13, 2022

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Robert C. Creighton Named to LIBN Power 25 in Law

Robert C. Creighton is the managing partner at Farrell Fritz, where he concentrates on general corporate practice with a particular…

March 25, 2022

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JD Supra’s 2022 Readers Choice Award

Farrell Fritz partner Alon Kapen received JD Supra’s 2022 Readers Choice Award for his New York Venture Hub blog posts. He is ranked…

March 07, 2022

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City & State 2021 Long Island Power 100

Amid major political upheavals in Albany and a gubernatorial election next year, many of Long Island’s power players have emerged…

November 01, 2021

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Two LI Companies See Pot of Gold in Cannabis Greenhouses

Two publicly traded Long Island companies have joined forces to pursue the cannabis greenhouse market. One of companies, Power REIT,…

August 06, 2021

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In hunt for ‘unicorn’ companies, new show invites audience to invest

Mom-and-pop investors will join Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and a Long Island securities executive in hunting for potential billion-dollar “unicorn”…

May 07, 2021

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Pot Co.’s $42M NY Greenhouse Buy Steered By 2 Firms

In preparation for the launch of New York’s recreational marijuana market, national cannabis company Columbia Care said Friday it is buying…

May 03, 2021

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Press Releases

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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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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