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Corporate Practice

"Judith Ross is a proactive and energetic practitioner with strong litigation skills. 'If she's involved, you know you'll get the deal done,' say interviewees."

Chambers USA Award of Excellence, 2009

The Law Offices of Ross and Smith provide streamlined services to help company owners and executives correctly set up new businesses from the start, as well as on-going advice regarding a variety of corporate issues.  The firm’s expertise in corporate management helps new and established businesses successfully navigate the many legal issues that arise in forming and operating a business enterprise, including:

Cost Effective Solutions in Connection with the Formation of Legal Entities

  • Corporations

  • Partnerships

  • Limited Liability Entities

Corporate Governance Advice

  • Fiduciary duties owed by officers and directors of both solvent and insolvent entities

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, both within and outside of bankruptcy

  • Asset Sales, both within and outside of bankruptcy

  • Strategic Planning

  • Employment Agreements

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • Parent-Subsidiary Relationships

  • Franchise Agreements

  • Records Management

  • Asset Securitizations and Structured Finance

  • Pre-Litigation Assessment and Planning

  • Litigation Management

  • Restrictive Covenants and Unfair Competition

  • Actions necessary to address officer and director conflicts of interest

Parent Company Advice

  • Advice to holding companies regarding management of issues related to troubled subsidiaries or related companies.

Corporate Investigations

  • Representation of management or special committees of boards in matters involving whistleblower claims, alleged corporate malfeasance and related issues.


Representation of Special Committees of Boards

  • Representation of special committees in negotiating, analyzing, and reporting on fairness of specified transactions

  • Representation of special committees in analyzing alleged misconduct by company officials or employees.