Corporate & Transactional Law
We help you navigate the legal and regulatory climate that impacts the day-to-day aspects of your operation. We help you plan for the future, protect your assets, and avoid legal disputes. And when potentially adverse legal matters arise, we help you understand your options, develop solid strategies to address the issues, and represent you at every stage of the process.
Our client base is diverse, representing small and large businesses, tech startups and well-established service providers, manufacturing and transportation firms, banks and other strategic lenders, school districts, hospitals, media companies, and municipalities.
In every instance, we have the professional skills to assist your business and guide your decision-making.
It’s not just technology companies that need a great IP attorney.
We help you understand the legal protections afforded by copyright, patent, trade secret and trademark laws and how to take full advantage of them to protect all of the ways you innovate. And whenever you hire a web development company, use a cloud computing platform, or consider a software vendor, you should feel confident that the terms are reasonable and your business is protected. We routinely work with companies who do not have an in-house IP attorney but require experienced, responsive representation. We help our clients protect the innovations and developments vital to the health of their company.
Labor & Employment Law
We help guide the decisions that affect the people at your organization.
It is important to us to know your organization inside and out; in doing so, we have developed expertise in virtually every aspect of employment law. We routinely counsel clients on complying with EEO laws to help them avoid litigation; manage employee absences, leave requests and accommodation requests; lead employment training; and defend clients at the administrative level and in state and federal court in discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims or lawsuits.
And as the structure of our clients’ business changes, we advise our clients throughout the process. We also have extensive experience representing clients in all stages of collective bargaining.
Litigation & Appeals
We have decades of experience winning cases for our clients. We represent businesses and individuals in claims of malpractice, product liability, and employment-litigation. Because our client base is so diverse, we have assembled a team of attorneys to ensure you receive the best representation on the issues you face.
Many of our attorneys serve clients who require specialized knowledge, such as those in the gaming, health care, and insurance industries. Our comprehensive representation includes a robust appellate practice to ensure your needs are met at every level in state and federal courts.
Our client relationships extend well beyond the span of a negotiation or trial. By working with you on a continual basis and keeping up with current developments, we help you reduce liability exposure.
Mergers & Acquisitions
We have an extensive M&A practice, and we represent clients in all types of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other types of strategic alliances and partnerships. Our attorneys collaborate to bring together expertise from many practice areas to handle the complex issues that arise from these transactions. From risk management to negotiating details related to reorganization and leadership transition, Lane & Waterman has the resources to represent businesses in virtually any type of transactional scenario.
Criminal & Regulatory
Our criminal and regulatory practice, which includes a former United States Attorney and FBI Agent, represents corporate and individual clients facing government investigations or prosecutions alleging fraud, misappropriation, or business-related offenses.
We will guide you through grand jury subpoenas, civil investigative demands, search warrants, and other government requests for information. In addition, we will help you navigate compliance efforts that involve the IRS, OSHA, EPA, and a host of other governmental entities.
We represent clients before local, state, and federal agencies and administrative boards in cases pertaining to discrimination, 504 accommodation, special education appeals, FMLA claims, and other matters that involve administrative regulations.
Wealth & Succession Planning
Leaving a legacy can take careful planning. We’ll help you develop a plan that protects your assets and creates security for your loved ones.
Our Wealth & Succession Planning attorneys help craft individualized plans for our clients and proactively guide them when modifications are necessary due to life-changing events or changes in the law. Whether you need a basic will, need tax planning, or are a business owner with succession planning to also consider, our attorneys can guide you through the process in an efficient way that meets your needs.