Practice Areas & Industries: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP


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Practice/Industry Group Overview

Morris Polich & Purdy LLP provides a broad range of services and advice on business matters, including corporate, securities, financing, real estate and international business transactions.

Our Clients


Our lawyers represent domestic and international businesses, ranging from family-owned small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, in a broad range of industries including: apparel, banking, entertainment, food and beverage, financial services, health care, high-tech, insurance, IT / internet sales and services, manufacturing, media and public relations, nonprofit entities, real estate development and services, restaurants, retail chains and transportation.

Our Approach

Our goal is to provide our clients with both the specialized legal skills needed to deal with particular problems and a high level of experience in business transactions and management issues. Our combination of expertise and experience increases our value to clients both as advisors and as integral members of their business team.


Company Disputes

  • Contests for corporate control
  • Proxy fights
  • Buy-Sell and Voting Trust Agreements
  • Settlement Agreements & Releases


We have handled employment and independent contractor-related issues and documentation matters such as:

  • Executive
  • Non-compete
  • Non-solicitation
  • Termination


Morris Polich & Purdy LLP assists our clients in all aspects of implementing, licensing, and merchandising programs, including preparing and enforcing licensing agreements, avoiding inadvertent franchisor status, exploiting ancillary properties, and the protection and enforcement of trademark and other proprietary rights.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We represent our domestic and international clients in all aspects of their merger and acquisition transactions, including:

  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Letters of Intent / Letters of Interest
  • Memoranda of Understanding
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Merger Agreements
  • Escrow Agreements
  • Related Financing Agreements
  • Non-compete / Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Bulk Sales Act
  • WARN Act (state and federal)
  • Liquor and Real Estate Licensing issues

We specialize in a wide-range of industries, including:

  • Financial services
  • Food & beverage
  • IT / Internet Sales and Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Retail
  • Transportation


We have handled issues involving non-profit organizations:

  • Religious
  • Public benefit
  • Mutual (Private) benefit
  • Issues related to IRS Code §501(c)

Non-Public Debt / Equity Offerings

We have extensive experience with:

  • Private Placement Memoranda
  • Blue Sky Analysis
  • Promissory Notes

Real Estate

We are active in the residential, industrial and commercial real estate fields, and have been involved in major projects throughout the United States. We not only represent buyers and sellers, but also architects and other design professionals, developers, contractors, suppliers of construction material, and real estate service providers. We are experts in all aspects of the acquisition, development, leasing and financing of real property, including the syndication of real property investments and the formation of joint ventures. For many years, we have represented public entities in the acquisition of private property for a public use, and in the defense of “takings” claims derived from the actions of public entities. We also have substantial experience in the representation of community associations, ranging from CC&R interpretation and enforcement, to contract review. Services include:

  • Business and corporate issues for owners and developers
  • Leases
  • Purchase & sale
  • Licensing and management issues
  • Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Transactions

Sale of Companies

We have extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of selling and disposing of companies and spinning off businesses and business segments.

Start-ups and Corporate / LLC / LP Formation

We have handled extensive issues involving start-ups and corporate / LLC / LP formation such as:

  • Entity Selection
  • Articles, Bylaws
  • Filing of State Formation and Equity Issuance Documents
  • Board and Shareholder Meetings and Minutes
  • Operating and management agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Voting Trusts
  • Stock Option, Phantom Stock (Stock Appreciation Rights), and similar agreements
  • Management / Shareholder Buy-outs

Financial transactions generally

We have extensive experience in assisting enterprise growth and development through a broad range of financing alternatives. We advise our clients with respect to:

  • Equity and Debt Financings
  • Loan Documentation
  • Refinancing
  • Secured transactions
  • Subordination agreements
  • Distressed Loans and Loan workout transactions