Corporate & Business Law

Get legal support for every aspect of your business. The team at Stone Studin Young and Nigro offers you the guidance you need to ensure your business survives Long Island’s tough, competitive atmosphere.

Feel confident that your company is complying with all its legal obligations. Get a liability assessment. Get help with the policies, procedures, and legal frameworks that it takes to protect your business legally. Feel confident that you’ll have a tough attorney to turn to should you be threatened with litigation, one who already knows and cares about your company. 

Business Entity Selection and Formation

The entity you choose has both tax and liability implications. Incorporation will be the right choice for many companies, but this will require you to meet certain legal obligations.

Let our firm get your company started on the right foot. We’ll evaluate your business model, help you make the right decision, and walk you through your next steps.

Negotiation of Partnership, Shareholder, and Operating Agreements

Unless you’re running a sole proprietorship you’ll need to create agreements to govern the behavior of everyone involved in your business, especially co-owners or shareholders. These agreements cover every aspect of how you and your partners or shareholders will run the company together, from the rights and responsibilities of each partner, to how decisions get made, to who gets paid and how. It should also cover what the rights of lesser partners are when they don’t agree with a controlling partner’s decisions.

These agreements will also serve as guideposts in the event of a dispute between you and your partners. That’s why it is so important to negotiate good ones and to ensure they are air-tight once written.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We can help you conduct due diligence on any company you want to purchase, and can guide you throughout the acquisitions process to ensure that it all runs as smoothly as possible. 

If you are fending off a hostile takeover we can also help you protect your company from an unwanted merger or acquisition. 

Succession Planning

Don’t let the death of a key stakeholder or partner destroy the future of your business. We’ll help you put a plan in place that will minimize disputes, stabilize your company, and will ensure that a death doesn’t throw your company into chaos. 

Our team has extensive experience with this type of planning. We’ll go over all of your options and help you choose the one that’s right for your company. 

Contract Development

Most companies will have both boilerplate contracts that they use on a regular basis and carefully crafted and negotiated contracts generated during the course of high-end deals. Either way, our firm will work to make sure these contracts truly protect your interests.

Each contract will be custom crafted to meet your needs. You’ll also gain the benefit of working with savvy negotiators who won’t let you take a bad deal on the firm’s watch. 

Intellectual Property Protection

In today’s tough business climate it’s more important than ever to protect your IP and trade secrets. 

We’ll help ensure that the profit potential in these assets are fully protected, and will remain ready to litigate anyone who tries to challenge your rights to them. 

Business Litigation

Getting sued is an inevitability for most companies, as is needing to launch a lawsuit. Our team is full of tough trial lawyers who prepare well and fight hard. We’re also extremely adept at negotiating favorable settlements as appropriate.

When trouble arises, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have a top-notch legal team on your side. 

Get Help Today

Starting up? Ramping up? Facing trouble? 

Call (516) 679-4300 to set up a consultation today. Our team is ready to help.