Commerce and Commercial Transactions

Commercial & Non-Commercial Entity Governance,
Compliance, and Continuity


Obtaining business and commercial focused legal advice and consultation is part of the cost of doing business. It allows business owners and leaders stay in compliance with the law and spot developing legal issues. It saves money, reduces liability exposure and helps business run more efficiently. The alternative is to focus on cost over value and running the risk that you may not know you need legal advice until it’s too late or far more costly.

Who We Serve

CLS represents and/or collaborates with:

  • Small and Mid-Size Enterprise (“SME”)
  • SME Owners, Founders and Funders
  • Women/Minority/LGBTQ/Veteran Owned Business Enterprises
  • In-House Legal Departments
  • Results-Oriented Law Firms
  • Commerce and Commercial Transactions

Key Differentiators

CLS’ size and exclusive focus on business and industry related legal practice areas permit us the time and energy necessary to provide the most suitable legal services solutions to our clients and collaboration partners. This translates into:

  • Better and More Consistent Results
  • Tailored-Made Problem Solving
  • Greater Flexibility
  • Lower Costs
  • Decreased Administrative Time

As both a certified DOBE and a boutique law firm, CLS’ clients and collaborators benefit from the opportunity of capturing a diverse supplier spend and increased ability to measure the return on their legal service procurement spends as well as their impact on KPIs.

Core Competencies

  • Business to Business Relationships:
    • Vendor/Supplier
    • Joint Venture
    • Property and Equipment Leases
    • Franchising
    • Technology & IP Licensing
  • Business to Customer/Consumer Relationships:
    • E-Commerce and Data Privacy
    • Retail Sales and Leasing
    • End User Licensing

Core Competencies

  • Commercial Real Estate:
    • Acquisitions and Sales
    • Commercial Leases
    • Foreclosures/Distressed Work Outs
    • Conditional Use Applications and Zoning Issues
    • Easements and Restrictive Covenants
    • Landlord Tenant Matters
    • Liens and Title Disputes


  • Commercial and Non-Commercial Entity Governance, Compliance and Continuity
    • Commercial Finance and Secured Transaction
    • Commercial Debt Collection
    • Entity Formation, Governance and Continuity Advisory
    • Compliance and Regulatory Consulting
    • Local and State Licensing and Entitlements
    • M&A Due Diligence
    • Risk Management
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Non-Profit and Religious Organizations


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