Business Law & Commercial Litigation

Knudsen Burbridge & Manchur’s expertise spans a wide range of business law, including business formation, choice of entity, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, corporate governance, and business and individual tax planning.  Our attorneys have also served as class litigation counsel in numerous federal and state courts and offer substantial litigation experience in complex matters, including employee misclassification and wage claims.  Our litigators are also offer expertise in litigation involving tax shelters, securities fraud, derivative corporate claims, antitrust misconduct, multi-level marketing, consumer protection, and employee misclassification and wage claims, and defective products claims.

Our highly-skilled corporate attorneys help business owners in the following areas:

  • Determining the appropriate choice of entity, and assisting in the formation and governance of Limited Liability Companies, subchapter S corporations and subchapter C corporations in Massachusetts, Delaware, and other jurisdictions
  • Negotiating and drafting instruments surrounding the mergers and acquisition process, including purchase agreements, licensing agreements, employment agreements, and commercial real estate contracts
  • Handling tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue
  • Undertaking specific transactions including those involving entity selection and establishment, mergers and acquisitions, business sales, employment contracts, and other agreements such as non-compete agreements and non-disclosure agreements
  • Developing buy-sell agreements that: accurately establish the business’ fair market value; set the value ofindividual ownership interests; allow for easy transfer of assets, and ensure business continuity
  • Advocating for clients in various types of disputes, including contracts, employment agreements, real estate disputes and construction disputes
  • Representing clients in class actions lawsuits involving a variety of commercial based relationships and transactions including employee misclassification, securities fraud, anti-trust misconduct, consumer protection, and multi-level marketing schemes