At Corday & Hartney, we work closely with a broad spectrum of business clients to help them achieve their business objectives, and prepare and execute their strategic plans. This includes planning for the start-up and formation of new ventures; helping existing companies comply with applicable laws and regulations; negotiating and drafting contracts; and handling the acquisition and sale of businesses and assets.

We also form and represent non-profit entities and help guide them through the unique issues raised by doing business in the non-profit sector. In sum, we act as general counsel to small and medium sized businesses who don’t need a full time in-house lawyer but who do need the broad range of expertise that an in-house lawyer provides.


our services include:

  • Acquisition, exploitation, divestiture and protection of trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets and copyrights
  • Advising boards of directors, committees and officers on corporate governance and fiduciary duty issues
  • Advising on appropriate employee policies and agreements to protect companies from potential legal and regulatory liabilities, and to protect intellectual property and trade secrets
  • Advising on due diligence, indemnification and contribution arrangements
  • Assistance in valuations and deal structure
  • Documenting essential early relationships including employment and incentive programs
  • Entity selection and formation including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and nonprofit entities
  • Helping business owners formalize their relationships and protect the ownership of their businesses
  • Identifying sources of financing
  • Joint research and development arrangements
  • Licensing, distribution, and technology transfer
  • Negotiating and drafting of distribution, supply, employment, license, consulting, non-disclosure, technology development, teaming, and other contracts and leases important to the businesses of our clients
  • Planning for succession of control and ownership of closely-held businesses
  • Providing guidance in long-term planning for companies and their owners
  • Working with clients to integrate their businesses with their estate plans to structure appropriate ownership, control and succession of family businesses



limited liability companies
limited partnerships
general partnerships
limited liability partnerships
other business filings