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Lutzker & Lutzker attorneys use their expertise to offer a full range of legal services to small and start-up businesses, including choice of entity and other organizational matters, financing arrangements, employment issues, the selection and proper use of trademarks, strategic branding and trademark portfolio development, identification and protection of copyrights, contractual issues, website development, insurance and real estate matters.
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REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Advising the owner of several Curves for Women franchises as to acquiring, managing, selling and closing her businesses and related real estate matters.
  • Preparing employee handbooks, employment applications, and offer letters.
  • Negotiating lease modification agreements in a period of economic downturn.
  • Coordinating with foreign counsel on the formation and maintenance of an offshore company.
  • Advising on choice of jurisdiction for business organization and corporate “doing business” issues.
  • Defending a small pharmaceuticals company in a trademark opposition by a large consumer products company.
  • Advising the owners of a start-up company developing innovative remote security software on trademark protection, licensing, patent and financing issues.
  • Counseling an ice cream manufacturer on trademark development and protection.
  • Advising the creators of a magazine on issues relating to the transition from a print to an online publication.
  • Serving as general counsel for a film production and distribution business.
  • Advising clients on risk reduction through special errors and omissions and abatement infringement policies tailored to cyber activities.
  • Advising an Internet film portal business on raising capital, securing intellectual property assets and negotiating and concluding a buyout of the business.
  • Reviewing client websites for copyright, trademark and patent issues to determine ownership and use rights; preparing terms of use statements; reviewing privacy policies for purposes of obtaining the TRUSTe privacy seal, adherence to Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Principles, and compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other applicable laws.
  • See Lutzker, S., “7 Hidden Hazards of Your Website.”