Dudnick Detwiler Rivin & Stikker LLP has a broad-based business transactional and counseling practice. We offer expertise in corporate matters, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, securities, finance, commercial law and taxes. We represent investors, executives, employees, consultants, software developers, entrepreneurs, inventors, professionals, financial institutions, and a wide range of small and medium sized privately-held businesses in a broad spectrum of product and service lines. We regularly assist in business formation and start-ups; negotiation and preparation of business contracts of all types; and structuring business relationships and solving business problems. « Less

We have specialized expertise in the following areas:

  • Contract negotiation
  • Representing executives and companies with employment and equity arrangements, and with termination and severance packages
  • Counseling professional service firms, including advertising and public relations agencies, event and media production houses, marketing firms, money managers, graphic designers, civil engineers, accountants, law firms, and other consultants in a variety of fields
  • Representing companies and investors in venture capital transactions
  • Buying and selling businesses
  • Counseling software and multimedia companies on licensing, copyright, trade secret, trademark and general business matters
  • Forming new businesses for entrepreneurs and inventors
  • Advising Boards of Directors and performing a “general counsel” function
  • Representing scientists and other inventors in Universities and Research Institutes with the funding and commercial exploitation of their ideas, including research collaborations with private industry, consulting agreements and licensing