Corporate Law

In law, as in business, the pairing of determination and ingenuity produces exceptional results. At Sequel, 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 US and multinational markets. We support clients through the complexities of commercial opportunities, decisions, and transactions that are characteristic of today’s fast-changing, competitive environment.

Whether just starting up or well established, Sequel offers comprehensive and affordable legal solutions related to entering and navigating a competitive business climate. Our attorneys have the scope of experience to advise clients on a wide variety of complex transactional matters, including:

  • Bridge loans, term loans, and credit agreements
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Escrow agreements
  • Immigration
  • Incorporation
  • Indemnification agreements
  • Independent contractor and master services agreements
  • Lease review, drafting, and negotiation
  • Letters of intent and term sheets
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • Non-disclosure and non-use agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Property licenses
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Settlement and release agreements
  • Services agreements
  • Termination, separation, and release agreements
  • Trademark and copyright licenses

Many of our lawyers were doing deals for Internet, software and computer-related technology clients before there was a commercial Internet. So yes, our technology and business knowledge runs deep. We have a proven track record of success in effectively negotiating hundreds of business and strategic collaborations, such as joint ventures, outsourcing, co-development, distribution contracts, software licensing, acquisition of computer systems and databases, and a wide-variety of eCommerce arrangements. In particular, we are skilled in advising clients in the financial, health, biologics, and utility industries when they need true prowess in licensing mission critical systems, such as commodity trading platforms, a control system for a major electrical grid, and, as another example, a database for pharmaceutical and genomic research. Ms. Blakeslee has acted as the outsourced general counsel for several clients, including a cybersecurity & intelligence firm and a medical media company. In this capacity, she has advised on a  myriad of corporate, technology, health, regulatory and business issues. Our successful and efficient handling of the various business and transactional matters important to technology companies explains why Internet, software and computer-related clients have turned to us to handle their legal needs.

Our clients often look to us for ongoing counseling on all of their corporate needs. In addition to our work on transactions, IT, and eCommerce, our clients are able to take advantage of our thought leadership and services in the areas of employment, registering and protecting intellectual property, licensing and leveraging core technology, and capital financing. In the area of corporate governance, Sequel 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 through dissolution.

  • Assessment of risk and liability
  • Business entity formation
    • Articles of incorporation
    • Articles of organization
  • Business registration and licensing
  • Bylaws
  • Dissolution and winding up
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Employment agreements, policies, and procedures
  • Fiduciary law
  • Immigration for skilled workers
  • Internal compliance policies, procedures, and training
  • Investor relations
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Operating agreements
  • Partnerships
  • Private equity and debt offerings
  • Start-up business planning and equity structuring
  • 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
  • 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