Tatko Law Firm advises individuals and businesses, small and large, in a broad scope of practice areas -- starting at business formation for startup companies; advising on raising capital through private placements; drafting and negotiating complex contracts; resolving corporate disputes and litigation; and advising on employment law matters.  


We are nimble, adaptive, and dedicated to help your success.


​Tatko Law Firm focuses on matters involving:


Business Transactions and Corporate Law


Business Formation and Startups


  • ​Develop Strategy with Founders and Incorporators on:
    • Entity Selection
    • Initial Funding and Capital Structure
    • Anticipated Legal and Operational Needs


  • ​Formation of Business Entity, including:
    • Corporations (S Corp, C Corp, Professional Corporation) - Preparation and Filing of Certificate of Incorporation
    • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) - Preparation and Filing of Articles of Organization and NY LLC Publication Requirement
    • General Partnerships and Limited Partnerships
    • Unincorporated Associations  


  • Draft and Negotiate Operating and Organizational Documents, including:
    • Shareholder Agreements
    • LLC Operating Agreements
    • Partnership Agreements
    • Buy/Sell Agreements
    • LLC Member Services Agreements
    • Stock Option Plans


Corporate Financing, Funding, and Raising Capital


  • Private Placements, including Regulation D and Rule 504/505/506 Offerings, including:
    • Review and Advise on Applicable Federal and State Securities Registration Exemptions and State Blue Sky Laws
    • Preparation of Private Placement Memorandum
    • Subscription Agreements
    • SEC Form D Filing and State Blue Sky Notice Filings 


Business Sales and Purchases


  • Strategize Initial Legal Issues to Sale or Purchase of Business
  • Negotiate Terms of Deal, Contingencies, and Framework of Transaction 
    • Term Sheets
    • Letters of Intent (both binding and non-binding)
  • Assist and Advise on Due Diligence and Pre-Closing Issues
  • Draft and Negotiate Closing Documents
    • Stock Purchase Agreements
    • Asset Purchase Agreements
    • ​Merger Agreements
    • Bills of Sale
    • Promissory Notes
    • ​Security Agreements
    • Intellectual Property and Technology Assignments
    • Corporate Consents, Resolutions, and Shareholder Approvals


Contract Drafting, Negotiation, and Review


Tatko Law Firm offers deep experience in drafting, negotiating, and reviewing a wide scope of contracts for individual and business clients, including drafting custom and complex corporate agreements:


  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Terms and Conditions of Sale and Purchase
  • Enterprise Agreements and General Commercial Terms
  • Subcontractor Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • License Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Joint Development Agreements 
  • Stock and Stock Option Agreements
  • Service Agreements and Terms of Service
  • Supply and Supplier Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Commercial Leases
  • Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements


Corporate Disputes and Business Litigation


We routinely represent business and individual clients involved in a dispute or facing potential litigation.  


Our representation takes a focused, strategic approach at the inception to assess our client's opportunities and risks, including alternatives to resolve disputes before the filing of a complaint.  If litigation becomes necessary, we are vigorous in protecting your interests at each step of the way.


Our areas of practice include: 


  • Breach of Contract and Commercial Litigation
  • Collections and Non-Payment Matters
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Shareholder Derivative Litigation and Corporate Waste
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Business Partnership and Founders Disputes
  • Stock Option and Compensation Disputes
  • Fraud and Misrepresentation
  • Theft of Corporate Property and Conversion
  • Article 78 Appeals and Proceedings


Employment Law


Tatko Law Firm has broad experience representing businesses and individuals in workplace and employment matters, including strategic advice, compliance, and employment disputes.


Our areas of employment practice include:

 

Employment Disputes and Litigation


  • Employment Discrimination
    • ​Racial Discrimination
    • Age Discrimination
    • Sex and Gender Discrimination
    • Disability Discrimination
    • ​Pregnancy Discrimination
    • ​National Origin Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Whistleblower and False Claims Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Claims
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Wage and Overtime Disputes
  • Payment of Commissions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Payment of Severance Benefits
  • Retaliation
  • Breach of Employment Agreement


Employment Agreements and Compliance


  • Employment Contracts
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements 
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Severance Agreements
  • Severance Plans and Policies
  • Human Resources Policies








 

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