Corporate Business & Commercial Real Estate

Corporate Business

We are New York business attorneys with extensive experience in corporate business law. As NY business lawyers we work with a wide range of clients, from startups who need smart legal advice for their growing business to corporations and legal counsel, providing them with business and legal assistance.

We advise U.S.-based companies looking to expand internationally and international companies looking to expand their businesses in the United States. As NY business attorneys we counsel U.S. and global businesses (including investor groups, foreign and domestic corporations, for-profit and not-for-profit companies, small business startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs) as they pass through all stages of growth: from formation to operation, to expansion via merger or acquisition, to exit.

We help seed early-stage companies and startups to refine their business, financing, and technology strategies to help them enable rapid growth. As New York small business attorneys we can advise startups in an advisory board member capacity. If you’re launching a startup, consider our Fixed Fee Legal Startup Package for Entrepreneurs.

I have worked with several law firms, large and small, and by far my experience with Craig was the best. He is a stand up guy who knows how to get the job done. I am quite confident that anyone who works with Mr. Delsack will feel like they have a very capable voice representing them. Highly recommended.

T. Donovan, Bravo Media, Inc.

For Corporations & General Counsel

We have broad experience in a number of areas, including media and entertainment, real estate, technology, intellectual property and Internet law. While at other firms, Craig has helped architect deals for global businesses like Seagram’s, Universal, Priceline, JP Morgan Chase, and Fox Broadcasting Company.

Our corporate clients include publicly traded global corporations like Cisco Systems, Inc. and AMC Networks (including their networks, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WEtv, and Wedding Central). We also work with a range of privately held companies. For those clients needing at least 10 hours a month of our lawyer’s billable time, we offer Flat Fee Rates for a Retained Outside General Counsel.

As New York business lawyers, our services include:

  • Choosing the right structure of operation (e.g., limited liability company (LLC), corporation, DBA, partnership)
  • Business formation and dissolution
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Partnership agreements, joint venture agreements and strategic alliance agreements
  • Negotiation and preparation of deal term sheets, LLC operating agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Commercial leasing, financings and closings
  • NDAs and confidentiality agreements (non-disclosure agreements or confidential business information agreements), non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Formation of tax-exempt not-for-profit companies (e.g. 501(c)(3))
  • Contractual disputes (including collections and enforcement of obligations)
  • S. asset purchase and/or investment that allow foreign investors to avoid estate/gift tax and minimize their income taxes

Real Estate Transactions

We are also experienced NYC real estate attorneys able to deal with the intricacies and pitfalls of financing, investment, purchase, sale, new construction, and renovation. We anticipate possible issues and identify any defects in construction, title, or zoning issues.  We have helped clients discover thousands of dollars in hidden costs and we have structured off-shore acquisition deals to save foreign investors hundreds of thousands of dollars in mortgage, estate and income taxes.

As commercial real estate lawyers in NYC we are experienced with office buildings, retail, parking garages, shopping centers, and more, we handle:

  • Representing building owners, landlords, and tenants in negotiating, drafting, interpreting and enforcing real estate leases and subleases
  • Creating real estate corporations, including special purpose real estate entities, real estate partnerships and joint ventures
  • Easements and other real estate use licenses
  • Condominium conversions/cooperative apartment building conversions and development projects
  • Real estate due diligence, including title insurance review and land survey review
  • Real estate broker agreements and construction contracts
  • Credit agreements/notes, security agreements, mortgages, and fixture filings on behalf of institutional real estate lenders such as mortgage banks
  • Real estate transactions involving foreign purchasers. Please read our Foreign Real Estate Buyers and Investors Guide to learn how foreign buyers of New York City condos, coops and other real estate can avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars (in some cases millions of dollars) in U.S. estate and gift taxes and income taxes with simple planning and corporate structuring.

As residential real estate lawyers in Manhattan, NYC, we have extensive experience with coops, condominiums, houses and townhouses including both seller- and buyer-side transactions. Our expertise includes financing, co-op offering plans, condominium offering plans, real estate appraisals, land surveys, title abstracts and engineer’s reports, and broker agreements for condominiums, cooperative apartments, and more. We’ve also written several useful guides on purchasing real estate below:

  • Home Seller’s Guide: Preparing Your Home For Showings, and Guideline Estimate of Seller’s Closing Costs for a New York City Home.
  • Home Buyer’s Guide: Coops vs. Condos, and A Checklist and Estimated Closing Costs for New York City Home Buyers.