We are approachable, compassionate New York small business lawyers helping business owners with small business law, litigation, partnership disputes, contracts, and startup. If you’ve been sued, want to sue someone or have deals and contracts happening in your business, talk to us. If you are just starting up and need guidance with the formation and setting up of your business, talk to us.
We are small business lawyers. As a small business, you need attorneys who get your business and offer you personalized, hands-on legal services. We think we do and we pride ourselves on being approachable, efficient, and cost-effective. We will always prioritize your matter and provide personal attention and focus on your legal issues.
We can help you with the separation of business owners of a closely held business, such as a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company owned by only a handful of owners.
We advise Founders in all aspects of business formation, choice of entity and jurisdiction, formation of business entities, founder agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, start-up funding, seed investments, protection of names, ideas, and inventions.
We can help you resolve partnership disputes by fully investigating the matter and exploring all possible alternatives prior to taking the other business partners or the business to court.
While we make it our business to keep small business owners out of court, sometimes it cannot be avoided. We can help you enforce your rights in New York or defend any case brought against you.
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Imke Ratschko is a business attorney focusing her practice on advising small businesses, emerging companies and start-ups in transactions and business disputes.
Jonathan Wallace is a civil litigator and a 1980 graduate of Harvard Law School. He is admitted to various federal and appeals courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.