Professional Services

The problems professional services companies face are as varied as the industries in which they work. Because we work side by side with you and your clients in your industry sector, we know the issues you’re confronting. Our collaborative approach, knowledgeable advice, and decades of experience has been earned by successfully representing officers, directors, consultants, accountants, law firms, and other professional services entities in a wide variety of matters, including corporate, tax and estate planning, malpractice, merger negotiations, and strategic acquisitions. You can rely on Mintz Levin for practical solutions and peace of mind.

Business Formation
As you start and then build your business, your legal needs will change as your business evolves. Mintz Levin attorneys know how to help you turn your ideas into reality. Because we understand your business and your industry, we can assist you by examining your corporate requirements, employment issues, IP protection, and regulatory and compliance requirement, and assess how these impact your business.

Our attorneys are experienced in representing clients in financings through every stage of their growth — from early- or seed-stage investments through later stages. We are also experienced in structuring and negotiating complex mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, licenses, and strategic alliances. Our clients include companies, investors, and financial advisors in sophisticated transactions who we represent in transactions including venture financings, IPOs, private placements, and follow-on equity and debt financings.


Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
Every merger and acquisition has its own set of challenges, and it’s our job to help you develop effective and efficient solutions in order to help you achieve your business goals. Mergers and acquisitions can be complicated, and it’s critical to have experienced attorneys to provide you with practiced and practical counsel throughout the transaction. Our attorneys know we have to keep the various legal, business, and operational interests in balance. We can draw upon the knowledge of attorneys in other practice areas within the firm to help you complete a successful transaction. From the initial deal structuring, through negotiations, implementation, and after closing, we will be right there with you, helping you achieve a successful outcome.


Compliance
Accountability, compliance, and transparency. These are some of the critical issues we can help you address in the wake of several high-profile corporate meltdowns and a renewed interest in corporate governance practices in the US. We provide the sound guidance and experienced counsel to help you successfully navigate the complexities of today’s evolving regulations to ensure full compliance. Performing legal audits, preparing board policies, managing internal corporate investigations, and implementing control and ownership structures are just a few of the services we offer.


Employment Law, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
We can help you and your HR department address everyday employment matters as well as any issue that may crop up in the course of doing business. Our Employment, Labor & Benefits attorneys can advise you on everything, including executive compensation, FLSA, immigration, deferred compensation, retirement planning, employment policies, and employee classifications.


Litigation
Our counsel is founded on proven strategies, experienced advocacy, and substantive know-how in trial, appellate, and arbitration proceedings in the US and internationally. Among the claims we can defend you against are malpractice, negligence, breach of contract, and unfair and deceptive trade practices in matters involving tax preparation, investment advice, audits, financial forecasts and projections, and special examinations.


Private Clients & Closely Held Businesses
We have a long and proud tradition of acting as trusted advisors to high-net-worth clients, family owned businesses, and closely held businesses. Whether you’re a corporate executive, a business owner, a financier, a wealthy individual interested in ensuring your family’s future, or a partnership concerned about succession, our team of solutions-oriented attorneys offers estate planning, wealth transfer, business succession counsel, charitable trust structures, and a wide variety of tax and strategic planning services.


Tax
We make it our business to stay up-to-date on changing international, federal, state, and local tax law in order to minimize your tax risk and maximize your tax efficiency as a professional services company. Our sophisticated advice and practical solutions cover all the bases — from establishing limited liability companies to structuring executive compensation packages.

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Nancy J. Sterling, APR

Nancy J. Sterling, APR

ML Strategies - Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications

Representative Experience

  • A technology company and its officers, directors, and outside accountants were sued under federal securities laws, and we represented the accounting firm in the matter. The crux of the plaintiffs’ claims focused on inappropriate accounting practices. Because the company was financially troubled, the plaintiffs and the company reached a prompt settlement, intending to leave our client with the lion's share of the exposure. We stepped in, blocked the settlement, and forced the parties to come back to the table to work out a settlement that included our client and ensured that the accountants were not funding the bulk of the settlement.
  • Assisted many public and private employers in the professional services, construction, manufacturing, and health care industries with affirmative action plans and audits.

Representative Clients

  • Adecco USA
  • Bartlett Nuclear, Inc.
  • Bostonian Group, a Marsh & McLennan Agency Company
  • Charles River Associates
  • Forrester Research, Inc.
  • General Electric Company
  • Imperva, Inc.
  • Informa USA, Inc.
  • NTT Data, Inc.
  • Partners Benefit Group
  • Renewable Analytics, LLC