Corporate Law & Governance

Helping You Protect Every Aspect of your Business

From business formation to succession planning, running a business involves legal considerations at every phase of its development. Golan Christie Taglia has the expertise you need to meet your legal requirements, no matter how complex. Our objective is to help you maximize the value of your organization, manage risks and limit costs.

Business Formation

Should you operate as a limited liability company, partnership or corporation? Your Golan Christie Taglia attorneys help guide you and assist with the structuring process. We then offer proactive solutions, helping free up your time to focus on running your business. Our assistance includes:

  • Analyzing appropriate structures
  • Preparing agreements
  • Negotiating financing and funding to operate the business

Business Growth

As your business grows, so do your challenges. Your Golan Christie Taglia attorneys are at your side to advise you on a variety of issues:

  • Capital structure
  • Tax planning
  • Employee benefits
  • Financing
  • Contracting and licensing
  • Stock or other ownership options
  • Deferred compensation
  • Fair competition

Business Sale

When you determine that selling your business is in the best interest of you and your investors, your Golan Christie Taglia attorneys can assist you with:

  • Strategies regarding the structure of the sale
  • Negotiating the sale
  • Drafting documents and closing the sale
  • Maintaining satisfactory employee relations throughout the process

Federal and State Securities Law

Whether you are looking to raise capital, sell your business, or merge with another business, it is critical that your business be in compliance with federal and state securities regulations. Using our of-counsel relationships, Golan Christie Taglia attorneys can advise you on how to best prepare for a variety of situations, including:

  • SCOR offerings
  • Private Placements
  • Federal or state inquiries or investigations into regulatory, reporting and disclosure matters

Succession Planning

If you intend to pass on your business to another generation, then succession planning is a must. We’ll help you evaluate options and provide solutions for your situation. To achieve your goals, we apply sophisticated corporate, tax and estate planning techniques, including:

  • Creation and funding of business trusts
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Creation of charitable foundations
  • Gifting Programs

Corporate Law & Governance Team

STEPHEN L. GOLAN
MARGARET A. CHRISTIE
ANTHONY R. TAGLIA
DARRIN S. BAIM
BEVERLY A. BERNEMAN
NANCY FRANKS-STRAUS
DAVID M. SALTIEL
BARRY P. SIEGAL
MATTHEW C. WASSERMAN
ANDREW S. WILLIAMS
BARBARA L. YONG
NICHOLE M. FUNDORA
JOY A. MKRDICHIAN

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