Schaeffer Venaglia Handler & Fitzsimmons, LLP addresses the constant stream of challenges facing companies in today’s business environment, including those in highly regulated industries such as those subject to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The firm prides itself on providing business-savvy, practical advice on the full spectrum of legal issues faced by in-house attorneys. In particular, we advise corporate clients on a variety of day-to-day corporate matters, including commercial contracts, distribution and licensing agreements, protecting intellectual property, corporate governance, compliance and dispute resolution. We also provide hands-on advice to HR teams on a broad range of employment and labor matters, whether drafting policies, employee manuals, employment agreements and non-disclosure agreements, enforcing non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, assisting with FLSA audits or responding to employee complaints.
We also help companies in more complex matters such as mergers and acquisitions, raising private or public equity, financing transactions, SEC compliance and other corporate transactions. We are experienced M&A counsel, having served clients on mergers, acquisitions and dispositions ranging from under $1 million to over $700 million.
The firm also assists its corporate clients in navigating U.S. and international anti-corruption laws and regulations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The firm provides live and video employee training on anti-corruption in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. We counsel clients and how to develop and maintain an ethical, high integrity workforce. Likewise, we counsel boards and executives serving public and private companies on corporate governance, compliance and regulatory matters.
We are good listeners and are highly responsive, always focusing on clients’ long-term objectives and overarching goals. We try to eliminate the “noise” often surrounding issues and maintain laser-focused on creative yet practical solutions and solving the true problem at hand or achieving the client’s desired goal. Through our department chair’s experience as general counsel and working on an executive management team of a public company, we have insights of the challenges facing boards, executives and employees at all level. In fact, for start-ups and small cap companies, we can serve as your outside general counsel. No matter what the size or scope of our representation, we work hard to develop, build and maintain client trust.