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business  & corporate

M&L’s corporate team provides expert advice on a full range of legal transaction and litigation services to private business clients – from multi-million dollar entities to start-up companies. Our corporate team advises corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and sole proprietorships on developing internal programs to educate officers, owners and employees in all aspects of compliance.


M&L’s corporate team advises members of the board of directors, the board as a whole, and senior executives on the full range of corporate governance issues that confront companies and their leadership.  

We also counsel our clients on conducting internal investigations and defend companies in government investigations, criminal prosecutions and civil enforcement actions.With a combined twenty years of litigation experience, Allison and Raza have conducted successful mediations for managers and board members, settled contested control issues and, engaged in litigation representation.

  • Business Formation

  • Emerging Businesses

  • Services for Shareholders

  • Venture Capital/Emerging Companies

  • Corporate Compliance & Internal Investigations


​A crucial part of developing your brand is registering for a trademark that attracts clients. Our firm handles the paperwork for you and fights to acquire your unique trademark and protect it from imitators.M&L aims to provide you with the highest level of advice and counsel effectively and efficiently to ensure that the value of your intellectual portfolio is protected.​

corporate governance

Margolin & Lawrence's corporate governance lawyers regularly counsel members of the board of directors, the board as a whole, and senior executives on the full range of corporate governance issues that confront companies and their leadership, including:

  • Board structure and composition

  • Duties of independent board chair or independent lead director

  • Board committee structure and composition and board committee charters

  • Senior executive and director succession planning

  • Board and board committee evaluation and self-evaluation processes

  • Enterprise risk identification and risk management

  • Senior executive and director compensation policies and planning

  • Representation of boards and board committees

  • Evolving trends and best practices for corporate governance, including review and updating of charter and bylaws 

In addition to counseling on governance matters at the board and senior executive level, our corporate governance, securities regulation, and crisis litigation teams provide advice and support to boards and senior executives in transactional and crisis management situations, including:

  • Conflict of interest and related party transactions

  • Contested takeover contests and takeover defense

  • Director election and other proxy contests

  • Federal, state, and foreign law compliance issues

  • Foreign corrupt practices inquiries and investigations

  • Government investigations

  • Say on pay planning and execution

  • Shareholder governance proposals

  • Special board committee investigations and reports



M&L represents clients in every aspect of mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, purchases, sales, recapitalizations, and transfers. Our lawyers help clients in purchases and sales of assets or stock, including complex multi-party mergers or reorganizations.


Our M&A lawyers are regarded as some of the best in the field. M&L takes a multi-disciplinary approach and works collaboratively with our clients to ensure accuracy.