Our clients rely upon us to serve as their legal counsellors and advisors. We assist publicly and privately held businesses with mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, restructurings and reorganizations, agreements among shareholders, partners and other owners, incentive and other stock option plans, licensing, sales and distribution arrangements, other transactional matters and general business planning. Our clients are active in a variety of industries, including internet and telecommunication technologies, other high technology fields, consulting, retail sales, professional services, engineering, food distribution, health care, real estate and insurance.
We are particularly pleased with the work we have done in assisting our clients with the growth of their businesses. Many of our clients first consulted us in the initial stages of their business formation or when the scope of their operations was quite small. We are proud of the relationships we have developed with these growing businesses.
We regularly advise officers, individual directors and boards of directors with respect to corporate governance, authority, potential liabilities and other issues. We also provide legal advice and counseling to family businesses, assisting them in identifying goals and addressing such sensitive and complex issues as family leadership and succession planning. We assist these clients in clarifying the roles of family members and developing business and tax strategies necessary to meet their business and personal goals.
Lawyers at Craig and Macauley have also achieved considerable recognition for their ability to defuse and resolve disputes among business owners and partners. Business clients often require the expertise of lawyers in other practice areas of the firm including tax, real estate, estate planning, environmental, employment and litigation.