Corporate Law

In law, as in business, the pairing of determination and ingenuity produces exceptional results. At DCBA, our attorneys apply their characteristic ambition and resourcefulness to provide can-do counsel on the legal and strategic business challenges our clients face in the U.S. and multinational markets.

In the area of corporate law, DCBA’s attorneys provide valuable insight to guide their for-profit and not-for-profit clients through all stages of the business life cycle – from formation and incorporation to dissolution. We support clients through the complexities of commercial opportunities, decisions, and transactions that are characteristic of today’s fast-changing, competitive environment.

  • Agreements and transactions
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Escrow
  • Indemnification
  • Independent contractor and master services
  • Lease review, drafting, and negotiation
  • Non-disclosure and non-use
  • Property licenses
  • Purchase and sale
  • Settlement and release
  • Termination, separation, and release
  • Trademark and copyright licenses
  • Formation and dissolution
    • Assessment of risk and liability
    • Business registration and licensing
    • Dissolution and winding down
  • Governance
    • Articles of incorporation
    • Articles of organization
    • Bylaws
    • Employment agreements, policies, and procedures
    • Internal compliance policies, procedures, and training
    • Operating agreements
    • Partnership and joint venture agreements
  • Strategy
    • Market priming and positioning
    • Product development and approval
    • Statutory, regulatory, and case law analyses

As the stewards of their donors’ generosity, not-for-profit organizations are obligated to manage their funds with care and to direct resources to the programs and services for which they are intended.

In addition to our experience providing effective counsel on commercial matters, we bring a thorough understanding of the unique challenges and rewards of not-for-profits.

Our firsthand experience in this vital sector, which includes attorneys who have served on boards and in executive and staff positions at organizations around the country, allows us to provide value-added counsel to our not-for-profit clients on a wide range of matters, including:

  • Budgeting, fiscal solvency, and debt reduction
  • Conflict of interest and prohibited inurement policies
  • Contract review
  • Facilitation of and presentations at board meetings
  • Fundraising
  • Lobbying disclosure counsel and training
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Political and legislative activities
  • Recordkeeping
  • State and federal tax-exempt status applications and requirements