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Sparkman + Foote provides a broad range of legal services for all types of businesses and business owners and executives, including entity selection and formation, corporate governance, contracts, financing through debt and private placement of securities, mergers and acquisitions, purchase and sale of assets, employment matters, and federal, state, and international privacy law issues (particularly important to companies in e-commerce). Our lawyers are true partners, trusted advisors, and powerful advocates to our business clients in the United States and abroad.
The lawyers at Sparkman + Foote have extensive experience in assisting clients in structuring and documenting domestic and international business transactions in a variety of industries.
Commercial litigation involves nearly every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract, partnership and limited liability company disputes, corporate governance issues, breach of fiduciary duty, trademark and other intellectual property disputes, trade secret and confidentiality issues, employment disputes, real estate problems, and many other types of business-related disputes. In any dispute, it is imperative to consult an experienced business litigator as soon as possible for advice and assistance. Sparkman + Foote can help you understand your options and resolve your dispute, ideally in an expeditious manner through discussion and negotiation or, if necessary, through trial in state or federal court.
Protection of a business’s brands, products, and secrets is essential to its success. We can help your business achieve that protection through trademark, copyright, and patent registration, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, intellectual property ownership and licensing agreements, protection of trade secrets, and enforcement of your rights against infringement and theft.
Sparkman + Foote serves as ethics counsel to lawyers and law firms, offering guidance to keep them on a sound ethical footing in their practice or when a lawyer leaves. And if you find yourself faced with an ethical dilemma, or worse a grievance, know that we can help. We also offer expert witness services in matters of legal ethics, professional standards, and corporate governance.
At Sparkman + Foote we believe that the most successful Non-Profits making the greatest impact on our communities are those that are organized, structured, and operated properly. Our lawyers help in maintaining non-profit status, governance, contracting, employment, and other matters that ensure Non-Profit clients run efficiently and in compliance with the myriad laws and regulations affecting them.
Sparkman + Foote lawyers are experienced in real estate purchases and sales, financing, leasing, and development, all of which can present a complex set of legal, tax, and other issues. Whether you are an owner, purchaser, landlord, tenant or developer, we encourage you to talk with us at the early stages of a transaction so we can help you end up in the best position you can.
The lawyers at Sparkman + Foote LLP are well-versed in federal and state income taxation, including business taxation, tax structuring of mergers and acquisitions, estate and gift taxation, tax implications of U.S. and foreign investments, employee incentive compensation plans, and sales, use and franchise taxes. We also advise on non-profit tax matters, including compliance with law and IRS regulations and tax-exempt bond financing and utilization of tax credits in the acquisition and development of affordable housing, private schools, and retirement communities.
Our lawyers advise and assist clients with wealth preservation, estate planning, wills, and trusts, as well as assisting personal representatives, trustees, heirs, and beneficiaries with the process of and issues arising in probate and trust administration. We also are skilled in facilitating important and sensitive discussions surrounding premarital (prenup) and marital planning and agreements.
At Sparkman + Foote LLP we offer a broad range of legal counsel to companies and non-profit organizations.
Sparkman + Foote LLP is a small firm of nationally recognized and highly experienced business lawyers focused on achieving clients’ objectives with creative and practical solutions.
The Sparkman + Foote LLP team of legal professionals are here to help, give us a call today.
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