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Business and Commercial Law

Legal Services for Your Business and Commercial Law Needs

Carter Conboy provides a wide range of business and commercial law services to individuals and companies in virtually every business sector. Our clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, and include sole proprietors, family owned businesses (corporations and limited liability companies), professionals, entrepreneurs, franchisors and franchisees, and investors. We work closely with our clients to understand their business in order to provide creative and cost-effective transactional, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution services.

Accomplished Business and Commercial Law Attorneys

At Carter Conboy, we understand the vital connection between legal and business issues. The attorneys in our business and commercial law practice not only understand the substantive and regulatory law which applies to your business, they also immerse themselves in the technical details, market trends, and unique operational procedures that are important to the success of your business. And, because we take an interdisciplinary approach to our work, we will coordinate the most experienced and capable team of attorneys to address your distinct legal needs.

Our attorneys provide attentive counsel in a manner that is authentic, direct, and honest. We work with you to advise, counsel, advance your goals, and protect you and what you hold valuable.

Our Business and Commercial Law Clients

 Our business and commercial law clients come from New York and throughout the United States, and are engaged in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, banking, construction, engineering, financial services, food and beverage, funeral services, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, retail sales, and transportation. No matter what their size or location, however, Carter Conboy’s business and commercial law clients can expect to receive practical and cost-effective answers and solutions which are tailored to both their industry, and their specific business objectives.

Business Law Services

Carter Conboy’s business and commercial law attorneys provide a comprehensive menu of business law services to the firm’s clients, including:

  • Acquisitions, mergers, dissolutions, and dispositions
  • Asset sales and purchases
  • Business registration and filing services
  • Business succession planning
  • Business transactions
  • Contract drafting, review and negotiation
  • Cyber law policy and procedure review, counseling and compliance services
  • Employment arrangements, including employment, confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-solicitation and non-compete agreements
  • Entity formation, governance and regulatory compliance matters for corporations (business and tax-exempt), joint ventures, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships and other entities
  • Entity sales and purchases
  • Equipment leasing and secured lending transactions of all types
  • Equity redemptions
  • Franchise and licensing agreements
  • General Counsel services
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Joint Venture agreements
  • Legal audit services
  • Lien perfection
  • Negotiation, drafting, and review of contracts and agreements
  • Opinions of counsel
  • Owners’ governance and buy-sell agreements
  • Personal property sales, purchases and leases
  • Real estate sales, purchases and leases
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Reorganizations

Business Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Since the firm’s founding in 1920, Carter Conboy has been known as one of the most capable and successful litigation firms in upstate New York. We have litigated matters involving dozens of different industries and business sectors, using a team which includes not only accomplished attorneys and skilled paraprofessionals, but also former prosecutors and retired trial and appellate court judges. And when litigation is not the best option to achieve our client’s business goal or objective, we are also skilled and experienced in the use of negotiation, arbitration, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) devices.

Following is a partial list of the business and commercial law litigation and ADR services we provide to our business and commercial law clients:

  • Administrative proceedings
  • ADA, ADEA & Title VII matters
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (arbitration, mediation, advisory jury trial, neutral evaluation, etc.)
  • Appeals
  • Article 78 proceedings
  • Banking disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of warranty
  • Business break-ups
  • Business defamation and disparagement
  • Class action defense
  • Commercial eviction proceedings
  • Consumer protection claims
  • Corporate litigation
  • Deceptive and unfair trade practices
  • Declaratory judgment actions
  • Environmental contamination claims
  • False claims act
  • FCPA/Anti-Corruption
  • Financial institutions litigation
  • FLSA claims
  • Fraud
  • Government contracts
  • Injunctions
  • Insurance claims and disputes (liability and coverage disputes)
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Local counsel services
  • Non-disclosure, non-solicitation disputes
  • Premises liability claims
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Qui Tam suits
  • Regulatory compliance investigations/proceedings
  • Restraint of trade
  • Restrictive covenants
  • RICO claims
  • Summary trials
  • Tortious interference claims
  • Trade libel
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Unemployment insurance matters
  • Unfair competition and non-compete agreements
  • White Collar; Government Litigation & Investigations
  • Workers compensation matters
  • Wrongful termination claims
  • Yellowstone injunctions

Commercial Law Services

Carter Conboy’s business and commercial law attorneys also provide a wide array of commercial law services to the firm’s clients, including:

  • Assignments
  • Bank deposits and collections
  • Bulk Sales
  • Collections
  • Contracts
  • Documents of title
  • Equipment leases
  • Financing agreements
  • Guaranties
  • Insurance coverage
  • Investment securities
  • Leases
  • Letters of credit
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Pledge agreements
  • Promissory notes
  • Secured transactions
  • Sales of goods
  • UCC Financing and termination statements
  • Vendor agreements

Creditors’ Rights Services

  • Asset protection planning
  • Attachments
  • Collection of commercial and retail debt
  • Counsel to institutional lenders and finance companies
  • Creditor representation in bankruptcy, including proofs of claim, stay relief and adequate protection motions, plan review, confirmation objections, defense of avoidance and preference proceedings, and litigation
  • Drafting, review, and enforcement of secured and unsecured loan documents
  • Foreclosure matters, including lien perfection, enforcement, and litigation
  • Fraudulent conveyance litigation
  • Litigation and appeals
  • Loan workouts, restructuring, and insolvency
  • Loss mitigation
  • Mechanic’s/Materialman’s lien filing and litigation
  • Personal property foreclosures/replevins
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Repossessions
  • Representation in state and federal courts throughout New York State

Beyond Business and Commercial Law

At Carter Conboy, we are able to support you beyond your business and commercial law matters. Our team of experienced and dedicated attorneys, combined with our diversified practice spanning 20 industries and 40 service areas, have you covered. From helping with a real estate or estate planning matter, to defending you in litigation, to protecting your business interests, the strength of our team is the answer to your many legal needs.