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Corporations in New YorkIn New York, the state’s Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code “files and maintains documents relating to business corporations, not-for-profit corporations and other business entities that either are formed under the laws of New York State or are authorized to do business under state law.”

Responsibilities of the Division include “filing and maintaining numerous documents vital to New York state government, such as local laws, oaths of office and trademarks; it authenticates documents and issues apostilles for use in a foreign country; and it maintains records on financial obligations incurred by individuals and business.”

According to the Division, there are more than 1.8 million business entities on file with the state. These range in size from one employee, to corporations with workforces numbering in the tens of thousands.

Source: New York State Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code

In order to operate effectively and achieve their maximum potential, business organizations need to be properly and soundly structured and operated. Corporate attorneys provide knowledgeable counsel to business leaders and aid them with a variety of legal matters. At The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman, our New York corporate law attorneys aim to build the kind of lasting relationships and reliable guidance that help shape the success of industry-leading corporations.

The New York corporate law attorneys at our firm offer assistance at every phase of a business organization’s lifecycle. When entrepreneurs elect to form a corporation, our lawyers prepare the necessary documentation and aid in setting up the internal structures necessary to conduct business efficiently and legally. We may prepare shareholder or founders’ agreements, operating agreements, ensure compliance with filing requirements in the Business Corporations Law and other statutes, draft by-laws, set up consulting or employment agreements, draft and review contracts, help you with matters pertaining to governance, and handle other tasks necessary to the corporate establishment and start-up.

Because our New York corporate law attorneys bring sound business acumen to our work on your behalf, we become trusted members of your corporate management team, providing cost-effective legal services that save you the expense of investing in in-house counsel. Since our corporate lawyers approach your business with a view toward long-term working relationships, we are able to build complete familiarity with your operations and with the challenges you face. Accordingly, our firm can handle your legal issues efficiently and with an understanding of the solutions that will work most effectively within your corporate culture, your industry, and within the context of your leaders’ preferences.

At The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman, our New York corporate lawyers have the know-how and resources needed to handle legal matters pertaining to corporate transactions. Among the matters with which we can help you are:

●  Financing issues
●  Intellectual property and licensing agreements
●  Trademarks
●  Mergers and acquisitions
●  Debt collections
●  Purchase agreements
●  Compliance issues
●  Joint ventures or other strategic alliances
●  Shareholder derivative suits
●  Ouster of officers or directors
●  Breaches of loyalty
●  Breach of fiduciary duties
●  Classes of shares
●  Officer or director misconduct
●  Restructuring
●  Divestitures

The New York corporate law attorneys at The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman are responsive to your needs, and have proven themselves to be valuable professional resources who can contribute to the success of your corporation from its initial establishment through years of profitable and productive operations. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your corporate law needs, and we are committed to protecting your interests and providing services that are cost effective and of the highest quality. Contact The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman to schedule a consultation with our veteran New York corporate lawyers.