Areas of Practice

At Hershman Cohen, we practice business law.

Our success comes from decades of experience and a real desire to practice a new kind of law; one that reduces legal costs without sacrificing value or quality. Consequently, we are consistently handling large transactions for well-known, sophisticated businesses, simultaneously with the myriad of legal matters that arise for emerging companies. In each case, we are focused on providing all of our clients with the very best service possible.

Not surprisingly, the feedback we receive from clients tells us that our work is not only exactly what they needed and expected, but is fairly priced. We become our clients trusted advisors, forming relationships that tie their success together with our own and they return to us time and again for their legal needs.

 

We practice in the following areas:

General Corporate Law

We have extensive experience in a broad range of business and finance matters, including business formations, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and joint ventures, venture capital, private equity and corporate representation. We provide counsel to emerging enterprises and large established businesses in a variety of industries.  We create and negotiate the contracts that are the legal lifeline of their businesses, including supply and distribution agreements, employment related agreements and documents, agreements with customers and more.  We also specialize in structuring and documenting arrangements between business owners, their shareholders or partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements and agreements with investors.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We work with our clients in planning and structuring acquisitions and dispositions of businesses and, in this regard, assist in performing due diligence, preparing and negotiating each of the transaction documents. We also assist our clients with structuring secured and unsecured commercial and mortgage loans of all sizes and with negotiating and preparing the financing documents.

Securities/Start-Ups

We advise clients from small entrepreneurs and start-up ventures to large established businesses across many industries during the process of raising funds through conducting private securities offerings to investors. These private placements, whether through venture capital, private equity, "friends and family" or crowdfunding investments, allow for businesses to finance the purchase of real estate or to develop or expand an emerging business. Our firm is devoted to helping new companies survive those challenging early years by putting into place the necessary legal structures, and established businesses meet their growth needs. In addition, we represent several commercial, industrial and multi-family real estate funds and developers. We handle document production, regulatory filings required by Securities and Exchange Commission and all of the issues that arise in connection with private placement transactions under federal and state securities laws, including the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Real Estate

We represent and advise property owners and investors in matters pertaining to commercial real estate transactions and real estate related businesses. We represent investors on the buying and selling of all types of real estate assets. We represent various lenders, both institutional and private, in connection with the documentation, analysis and due diligence attendant to real estate and commercial loans. We also have experience representing both landlords and tenants in all manners of leases, from space leases to ground leases, office leases to industrial leases.

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