Practice Areas

Within the realm of association, nonprofit and business law, acting as counsel to varied businesses, Mr. Corwin and the firm have demonstrated their ability to deliver responsive, cost-effective and comprehensive quality representation to their clients. Practice areas and types of representation provided to ongoing clients may include the following:

Association, Nonprofit and Business

– Preparing and updating by-laws, annual corporate filings and minutes of member, shareholder, board and committee meetings

— Counseling as to governance and member, shareholder, director and officer responsibilities and liabilities

— Drafting and negotiating all client contracts

— Negotiating bank loan and security agreements

— Negotiating, structuring and documenting all mergers and acquisitions/ dispositions

— Dealing with third party bankruptcy issues including claims in bankruptcy and defending against preference claims

— Incorporating associations, association foundations and other businesses

— Obtaining applicable tax exemptions and counseling clients as to proper maintenance of such exemptions

Employment

— Preparing employment contracts

— Preparing employee manuals

— Preparing general releases with respect to employee departures

— Counseling clients with respect to reductions in force

Intellectual Property

— Registering trademarks for clients, both federally and with state trademark offices, and arranging for registration in other countries and the European Union

– Enforcing clients’ trademarks on an ongoing basis, convincing infringers to cease and desist and strengthening clients’ marks

— Maintaining clients’ trademarks through filing of required declarations and renewals

— Counseling clients as to protection of intellectual property, including copyright, trademark and patent

Antitrust

— Counseling clients with respect to antitrust compliance

— Working with clients to institute antitrust compliance programs

Internet and Web Site

— Preparing online privacy policies and terms of use

— Counseling clients as to limiting their liability on the Internet and with respect to their web sites, hyperlinks, electronic discussion groups and related services

— Preparing and reviewing clients’ agreements with web site and related providers

– Counseling clients as to compliance with new and existing laws governing their web sites and related services

– Enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights on the Internet

Litigation

— Protecting clients’ interests in the event of business disputes and usually avoiding litigation by affirmatively stating the client’s case

— Where necessary, retaining litigation counsel and supervising litigation on a cost-effective basis

Real Estate

— Negotiating client lease agreements

— Representing clients in sales and purchase of real estate

Insurance

— Managing clients’ significant insurance claims from notice to filing and documentation to closure

— Confirming duty to defend and obtaining reimbursement as applicable