Faced by increasing competitive, financial, and regulatory challenges, successful business owners want experienced lawyers who can help them chart the best course. Our business & banking lawyers have the skill, creativity, and experience necessary to provide that expert guidance. We also pride ourselves on the highest quality of client service, understanding the importance of being immediately available and responsive to critical client needs.
Our Business & Banking Lawyers in Pittsfield, Williamstown, and Great Barrington MA represent business ventures of all sizes – from sole proprietorships to large corporations – through every stage of business, from formation, to operation and growth, to sale, merger, or family succession. We provide practical advice – always driven by client objectives – in a way that allows our clients to make informed decisions with a full understanding of the costs, benefits, risks, and alternatives. Among the business matters upon which we regularly advise are:
- Organizational structure and corporate governance
- Construction contract negotiation and drafting
- Real estate law and asset-based financings
- Equipment leasing and real estate leasing
- Supply, distribution, and other commercial contracting
- Insurance and risk management
- Technology and internet law
- Intellectual property development, licensing and protection
- Sales, mergers, and acquisitions
Our business clients include manufacturing companies with national and international distribution networks, as well as service, technology and real estate development companies. We represent both established “old economy” businesses with balance sheets comprised primarily of tangible assets, as well as start-up “new economy” companies whose primary assets are intangible. We also represent both financial institutions and borrowers in transactions involving acquisition; construction and working capital loans; asset-based loans; leveraged leasing transactions; letters of credit; educational and healthcare tax-exempt bond financings; and other financing vehicles.
BUSINESS, BANKING & CORPORATE LAW DEPARTMENT
Vicki S. Donahue, Chair, Pittsfield MA
Joelle G. Collins, Pittsfield MA
Kathy A. Reynolds-Holes