Baer Counsel – provides a broad range of business law advice and services to start ups, emerging businesses and mature businesses without the overhead and expense associated with traditional law firms.  Services include –

In House
For a select group of clients, the Firm provides in house general counsel services on a negotiated basis, without the cost of full time in house counsel. The Firm can serve as on premises in house counsel on a per diem basis to provide legal services and assist senior management in prioritizing and managing the legal needs for an emerging company. The Firm can also augment and support the existing in house legal team either on a project basis or to address temporary overflow situations.

Commercial Agreements
The Firm has experience negotiating and drafting the full range of commercial agreements a business encounters on a day to day basis including –

  • Manufacturing and Supply Agreements
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Leases
  • Terms and Conditions of supply
  • Construction Contracts
  • Financing Agreements
  • Sales distribution agreements
  • Royalty Agreements

Intellectual Property
The Firm recognizes that a company’s IP is often at the heart of its business.  Protecting and managing the company’s IP so it does not infringe on the rights of third parties or third parties do not infringe on the company’s IP is of utmost importance. The firm provides a broad range of IP services including advising and/or preparing documents addressing –

  • License Agreements
  • Technology Transfer Agreements
  • Patent and trade secret strategies
  • Employee/consultant confidentiality and assignment of rights agreements
  • Simple and complex NDAs
  • Joint development and joint venture agreements
  • Vendor agreements to address the ownership of work for hire IP
  • Trademark and copyright advice

Mergers & Acquisitions
The Firm has extensive experience in all aspects of negotiating, documenting and managing Mergers & Acquisitions and other liquidity events, including –

  • Pre M&A company preparation and readiness
  • Letters of intent
  • M&A Definitive Agreements
  • Due diligence

Startup and Formation
The Firm can assist a start up to make the appropriate decisions regarding entity formation: to address tax concerns; to establish a structure facilitating the needs of the investor community and to provide flexibility and protection of the founders’ interests. Services include –

  • Entity Formation, Incorporation – C corporation; S corporation; LLC, formation in any jurisdiction, including Delaware
  • Investor and Shareholder Agreements
  • By laws, charter and organizational documents

Other areas where legal services, advice and support for day to day issues that arise in any business –

  • Employee/Employment issues
  • Pre dispute posturing
  • Litigation management
  • Export Control and Compliance

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