Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster’s business law practice provides a wide range of sophisticated legal services and business advice. We help our clients find innovative and practical solutions to competitive concerns, working closely with them to help them respond and adapt to rapidly changing conditions in their markets and industries. Our business clients include privately held businesses, start-up ventures, public corporations (including multinational corporations such as Raytheon and Verizon), governmental agencies, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, sole proprietors, family-owned businesses and non-profit organizations. We assist them in a wide range of operational and transactional concerns, summarized in the following areas.
Helping our clients grow is integral to our corporate practice. Our lawyers have formed and advised investment partnerships, limited liability companies and joint ventures involved in the financing, acquisition, construction and development of office and light manufacturing/research facilities and residential development throughout New England and the east coast of the United States. We assist entrepreneurs in all aspects of business formation, including: selecting and organizing business entities; negotiating and drafting shareholder, partnership and other agreements; and obtaining start-up debt and equity financing. Typical success stories that we have facilitated illustrate the capabilities we offer to all our business clients:
- A family business that one of our partners originally served as general counsel has expanded from as few as seven employees to over 800, with 62 locations throughout New England.
- Another client (organized in a manner similar to a cooperative) was begun in 1991 as a new idea of a small group of entrepreneurs. The expansion of the company has led to a nationwide network of members, with several ancillary businesses developed to enhance member value.
- At one non-profit client, which we have counseled for more than 30 years, membership has grown 10-fold, reserves are up 30-fold, and the staffing (which was once all volunteers) is now done by non-profit specialists from its offices in Washington DC.