Purchase & Sale of Business
Legal Services

I represent buyers and sellers of businesses in both taxable and tax-deferred transactions. I counsel clients on planning, transaction structure and legal terms, assist in the negotiation, prepare documents to effect the transaction and handle closings and post-closing matters. I advise clients on buy-outs, reorganizations and restructuring of businesses, including resolution of conflicts among owners. I provide services in connection with:

  • Negotiated Asset Acquisitions and Stock Sales
  • Management and Leveraged Buy-Outs
  • Due Diligence Examinations
  • ESOP Transactions
  • Acquisitions and Divestitures of Divisions of Public Companies
  • Debt & Equity Financing

Independent General Counsel Legal Services

I provide independent general counsel services to growing and established businesses. The role of "independent general counsel" can be structured in a variety of ways, and can evolve with your company’s needs.

I am available on a part-time or as-needed basis, on-site or remotely, to supply all of the services normally provided by inhouse or inside general counsel --- everything from drafting and negotiating contracts, form agreements and policies to providing advice and services regarding your strategic planning, corporate governance, dispute resolution and legal compliance issues.

As Independent General Counsel, I will provide your company with the advantages of having an experienced, senior attorney available to meet your ongoing business legal needs without having to pay a full-time salary, or law firm rates. Yet you receive all the benefits of having in-house counsel:
Cost-effective legal services and advice
No "meter running"
Hands-on understanding of your business and its needs
More responsive and proactive legal advice
The flexibility to engage an outside law firm
As much or as little advice as, and when, needed
Expertise and experience to fit your needs
No need to add legal staff to your payroll
I work closely with you and can help you hire, coordinate and oversee outside firms handling litigation, patent filings and other specialized matters outside the scope of my engagement that may require the resources of another lawyer or a larger firm.

Please contact me at acerminaro - at- FixedFeeLegal -dot- com if your company is growing and needs a cost effective way to obtain contract, compliance and general business legal counsel.


Technology Law and Legal Services

I provide a variety of technology-related legal advice and services including:

  • Legal Compliance Reviews
  • Website Compliance Audits
  • Privacy Policies, Disclaimers
  • Email and Internet Use Policies
  • Privacy Compliance Audits
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Technology Commercialization
  • eCommerce Agreements
  • End User License Agreements
  • Privacy and Data Rights Security
  • Publishing & Multimedia Agreements
  • Software Development Contracts
  • Distribution Licensing Agreements
  • Software and IP Licensing Agreements
  • Product Distribution Agreements
  • Confidentiality, NDA, Noncompete agreement
  • Form Contracts Analysis
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Product Development Contracts
  • Branding Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • "Work for Hire" Agreements

Startup & Emerging Growth Companies Legal Services

I provide legal advice and services to technology startups and other emerging growth companies, including:

  • General Corporate and Business Counseling
  • Intellectual Property Strategic Planning and Commercialization
  • Distribution, Royalty and Other Commercial Arrangements
  • Technology Acquisition and Licensing
  • Trademark and Copyright Protection
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Securities Offerings
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Business Formation
  • Shareholder and Buy Sell agreements
  • Confidentiality and noncompete agreements
  • Nondisclosure and submission agreements
  • Assignment Agreements
  • Transfer restriction agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Equity Compensation Agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Angel Investments
  • Debt Financing
  • Venture Capital