Practice Areas & Industries: Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O'Neill & Mullis Professional Association


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Trenam Kemker’s Business Transactions Group provides clients with some of the most important legal services involved in organizing, operating, financing, and expanding their businesses. Our clients range from individual entrepreneurs to regionally focused and nationally recognized public companies. We serve as general corporate counsel for many of our corporate clients and handle specific matters for others. Each client, large or small, is given personal attention and the benefit of our collective knowledge and experience.

In contrast to firms that have experienced rapid turnover of their business law staff in recent years, nearly all of our senior business lawyers have been with the firm most if not all of their legal careers. They each combine judgment and maturity borne of experience and substantive legal expertise, along with the familiarity of approach that comes from working side by side over their respective years of practice. We have found that successfully structuring, negotiating and closing sophisticated business transactions and agreements requires a lawyer to have not only experience, knowledge and creativity, but also the organizational skills to manage and coordinate the project.

Because business transactions typically have tax ramifications, we believe that our business clients are better served by business lawyers who are able to advise on both the tax law and the business law issues in a particular project, and we are trained to be sensitive to tax issues. Many of our lawyers have focused on particular areas of tax law to develop expertise to better serve our clients.

For both individuals and businesses, we advise on the tax aspects of employment and consulting contracts; merger, acquisition and financing transactions; and other business arrangements. We also assist clients in all aspects of domestic, federal, state and local tax compliance; audit assistance; tax collection and workout plans; general representation with tax agencies and courts; and tax litigation.

Practice areas include:

  • Business Formation and Entity Selection
  • Corporate, Partnership and LLC Taxation
  • Employment, Management and Consulting Agreements
  • Financing of Business Entities, including Venture Capital
  • Franchising/Distributorships/Business Opportunities
  • General Corporate Representation
  • Directors and Officers Indemnification and Insurance
  • Individual Taxation
  • International Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Joint Ventures
  • Shareholder Agreements and Shareholder Dispute Resolution
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Tax Controversies