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Black & Gerngross represents a wide range of clients, including corporations, institutions and individuals, in diverse market sectors such as insurance, construction, real estate and finance.

Our commitment to excellence is foremost in our approach to every area of our practice. We concentrate on attaining a thorough understanding of the individual needs of our clients and implementing strategies that achieve desirable and effective results.

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Business, Finance and Transactions

Corporate Transactions

Formation • Governance • Acquisition And Sale • Contracts

Past and present client matters include representation of:

  • Clients in the negotiation and formation of business entities such as corporations, both public and privately held, partnerships, professional corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, joint ventures and sole proprietorships and the review and preparation of documents, agreements and filings necessary to effectuate the formation of the business entity
  • Business entities in matters involving the governance, operation and dissolution of the entities
  • The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of a publically held financial institution in matters involving allegations of financial misconduct against officers
  • The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of a public corporation involving compensation, benefit, severance, bonus issues including the negotiation and drafting of Employment Agreements
  • Business entities in the acquisition of other business entities, their assets or ongoing operations, the sale of some or all of the business entities’ stock, assets or operations, and their merger with other business entities
  • Business entities in the negotiation, review and preparation of contracts with third parties such as vendors, licensors/licensees, brokers, agents, independent contractors and consultants with respect to the entities’ operations
  • Business entities and individuals in the negotiation, review and preparation of contracts arising from the employment relationship such as employment agreements, profit sharing agreements, restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements and severance agreements
  • Business entities in the preparation and implementation of internal operating manuals and procedures such as employee handbooks and manuals and other policies, procedures and manuals relating to the employment relationship

 

Corporate Transactions

Corporate Transactions

Formation • Governance • Acquisition And Sale • Contracts

Past and present client matters include representation of:

  • Clients in the negotiation and formation of business entities such as corporations, both public and privately held, partnerships, professional corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, joint ventures and sole proprietorships and the review and preparation of documents, agreements and filings necessary to effectuate the formation of the business entity
  • Business entities in matters involving the governance, operation and dissolution of the entities
  • The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of a publically held financial institution in matters involving allegations of financial misconduct against officers
  • The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of a public corporation involving compensation, benefit, severance, bonus issues including the negotiation and drafting of Employment Agreements
  • Business entities in the acquisition of other business entities, their assets or ongoing operations, the sale of some or all of the business entities’ stock, assets or operations, and their merger with other business entities
  • Business entities in the negotiation, review and preparation of contracts with third parties such as vendors, licensors/licensees, brokers, agents, independent contractors and consultants with respect to the entities’ operations
  • Business entities and individuals in the negotiation, review and preparation of contracts arising from the employment relationship such as employment agreements, profit sharing agreements, restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements and severance agreements
  • Business entities in the preparation and implementation of internal operating manuals and procedures such as employee handbooks and manuals and other policies, procedures and manuals relating to the employment relationship

 

Insurance

Insurance

Acquisition and Sale • Agreements • Captive Formation Regulatory

Past and present client matters include representation of:

  • Public and privately held insurance companies in the acquisition and sale of other insurance companies
  • Individuals and business entities in the formation of captives and alternative risk transfer entities
  • Insurance companies in the negotiation, preparation and review of broker/agent agreements, third party administrator agreements and managing general agent agreements
  • Cedents, reinsurers, retrocessionaires and intermediaries in the negotiation, preparation and review of facultative reinsurance certificates, reinsurance agreements and commutation agreements
  • Reinsurers and pool managers in the negotiation, preparation and review of participation agreements
  • Insurance companies before state regulatory bodies and agencies concerning domestication, authorization to conduct business, form and rate filings, rate changes, and the acquisition and sale of insurance companies and change of ownership
  • Insurance departments in Form A and other regulatory proceedings
  • Insurance department exam teams in cybersecurity evaluation and threat assessment

 

Real Estate/
Construction/Surety

Real Estate/Construction/Surety

Development • Conveyance • Leasing • Land Use • Finance Owners • Contractors • Design Professionals • Sureties • Mechanics’ Liens

Past and present client matters include representation of:

  • Property owners in the development of commercial and residential property
  • Owners in the negotiation, review and preparation of contracts for the sale of commercial real estate and in the negotiation, review and analysis of the closing documents for the transaction
  • Purchasers of commercial real estate in the negotiation, review and preparation of contracts for the purchase of commercial real estate and in the negotiation, review, preparation and analysis of the closing documents for the transaction
  • Purchasers in the negotiations with lenders and the review, analysis and preparation of loan closing documents
  • Lenders in the review, analysis and preparation of loan closing documents for the purchase and sale of real estate
  • Owners in the negotiation and preparation of contracts to lease commercial real estate
  • Commercial tenants in the negotiation, review and preparation of contracts to lease commercial real estate
  • Property owners or interested parties before federal, state and local governments and agencies, including local zoning and planning boards, to obtain approvals for real estate development or land use
  • Owners in negotiating and obtaining necessary approvals from federal, state and local governments and agencies for project work
  • Owners in the negotiation and preparation of project documents such as contracts between the owner and general contractor, multiple prime contractors, construction managers and design professionals
  • Contractors in the negotiation, review and preparation of contracts with project owners, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors and materials suppliers
  • Contractors in the negotiation and procurement of surety bonds
  • Design professionals in the negotiation, preparation and review of contracts with project owners, the preparation of bid packages, and the performance of contractual duties under the construction documents
  • Sureties in the preparation of performance and labor and materials payment bonds
  • Contractors in matters involving mechanics’ liens

 

Business, Finance and Transactions

Corporate Transactions

Insurance

Real Estate/
Construction/Surety