Practice Overview: Business & Corporate
Sonkin • Koberna’s Business and Corporate practice group represents a wide variety of established and emerging companies in a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and shareholder issues, private equity, venture capital and corporate finance.
Our attorneys provide “general counsel” and corporate counseling services to many closely-held businesses, including many wholesale and distribution companies, restaurant and other retail operations. We furnish day-to-day advice to assist our business clients in making and implementing important strategic decisions, and helping them achieve their desired goals of profitability and growth. We also provide sophisticated succession planning services, and have extensive experience negotiating and drafting shareholder agreements, operating and partnership agreements, employment agreements, sales documents, representative/distributor agreements and warranties.
Over the years, Sonkin • Koberna has developed a particular expertise representing automobile dealerships in all aspects of their business operations, including regulatory compliance, licensing, acquisition and sales of dealership facilities and franchises, financing, and manufacturer approval of new and relocated dealerships. We represent numerous automobile dealerships on a regular basis in Ohio and other parts of the country, and have been actively involved with the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association.