Areas of Practice
Our main areas of practice are corporate, contract and intellectual property law.
Deborah A. Nilson has 25 years of experience representing foreign clients in all aspects of transnational corporate ventures, including the formation of local entities, acquisition of existing U.S. businesses and contractual relationships with American counterparts. We structure the foreign company’s presence in the United States and coordinate its business and tax planning needs with accountants and tax advisors. We handle acquisitions and mergers of privately-held companies, and have experience with multinational acquisitions. Our firm deals with all aspects of day to day corporate governance.
Upon request, we also offer fiduciary management services for those clients who lack a U.S. presence, which could include providing a U.S. address, basic bookkeeping, supervision of a sales force and reporting to the foreign parent.
We provide legal representation in the drafting and negotiation of most commercial contracts and legal documents, including for example distribution agreements, licensing agreements, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, employment agreements, asset purchase agreements, consulting agreements, commercial leases, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, employee handbooks, powers of attorney, releases, guarantees, and terms and conditions of sale.
Intellectual Property Law
We arrange for and review comprehensive trademark searches, prepare and file trademark applications and address issues regarding the registration, including examiner’s refusals and oppositions. Our firm also has many years of experience pursuing infringers, including for clients with world famous trademarks. We also prepare documents, and draft and negotiate all agreements pertaining to trademarks including cease and desist letters, licenses, assignments, coexistence agreements and settlement agreements. Finally, we also advise clients as to copyright issues and assist in copyright filing, if requested.
10 East 40th Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 687-1155
Facsimile: (212) 687-1118