Nuturing The Growth Of Area Businesses,
Helping Them Get To The Next Level,
Is The Core Of Doherty, Wallace's Business Practice.

Corporate

Doherty, Wallace represents several hundred businesses, from the very small to the very large, in connection with a variety of business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, sales, and recapitalizations; employment and compensation agreements; intellectual property protection; institutional financing; environmental compliance; and stockholder agreements.

The firm's corporate attorneys continually monitor changing laws and conditions that affect businesses. Doherty, Wallace was the first law firm in Springfield to hold a public seminar on how and why a business owner would form a limited liability company.

Doherty, Wallace maintains the most active bank representation practice in Springfield. It represents both publicly held and mutual banks in loan originations, restructurings, and workouts and provides general counsel to banks and other financial institutions.

Doherty, Wallace provides counsel on intellectual property issues such as the patentability of ideas, registration of trademarks and trade names, misappropriation of trade secrets, and licensing. A Doherty, Wallace attorney is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The firm provides practical legal advice to start-up companies on incorporation, licensing technology and obtaining equity and debt financing.

Several Doherty, Wallace attorneys hold advanced legal degrees in taxation, enabling the firm to offer sophisticated tax and business planning counsel.

Doherty, Wallace has been in the forefront of efforts to encourage the globalization of the regional economy. The firm provides advice in all areas of international law, including import-export, joint ventures, distribution and licensing.