“..worked quickly to help my company reach the goals we set and achieved exactly what was requested.”

Business Law imageWe’re a business law firm that thinks globally but focuses locally.  We are problem solvers and we meet the diverse legal needs of clients in almost any location.  Our decades-long experience lets us think creatively like a law firm but execute for our clients like a business.

We advise our clients on their services, products, and internal matters. Our clients have included companies large and small, business owners, founders, investors and investment groups, and principals.  Our “4 A’s” approach is explained below.

Background:  Steve Ganis practiced for a decade in prominent  New York City law firms and served as general counsel to a nationwide investment firm based in Stamford, CT.  Steve has over 30 years of legal experience and delivers large firm expertise at small firm value. 

 Steve’s practice and advice include:

  • Choice of entity formation for startups and new ventures, reorganizing entities, including adding new owners,  and liquidation and dissolution;
  • General governance;
  • Business planning, succession and pursuing solutions to business disputes, cost vs. benefit analysis regarding legal costs to resolve disputes;
  • Assessing and outlining business risks;

  • Buying and selling business assets;
  • Counseling on day-to-day legal and business matters as a de facto general counsel or otherwise;

  • Advising investor groups and overseeing portfolio companies as an outsourced general counsel;

  • Advising on capitalization of entities, including types of stock, due diligence, convertible notes, and exits;

  • Protecting and enforcing Intellectual Property;

  • Drafting, negotiating, and advising with respect to all kinds of contracts and leases;

  • Complying with employment and workforce issues, including use of independent contractors; and

  • Advising regarding Federal, State and local regulations.

    No matter what is the scope of engagement, we focus on these “4 A’s”:

    •  Assessment: clients’ business priorities, and legal issues;

    •  Accessible:  being accessible and responsive

    •  Affordable: providing fees that are straightforward and fair

    •  Astute: keeping an eye on the business goals and getting deals done

    • We supervise a team of experienced co-counsel on immigration, wealth preservation planning, and criminal defense matters.

Members of our office are fluent in Spanish.  Steve Ganis is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York.Stamford skyline for Facebook