/ Start-Up and Business Matters+
Our Corporate Attorneys advise Start-Up and emerging companies at every stage of their development ranging from initial Formations, growth financing to their exit event. We aim to help our clients make the best use of their limited resources. With our dedication to keeping costs low while delivering high quality legal services, we are able to supply effective services our client’s need at a cost that represents true value. Our team handles a multitude of corporate matters ranging from intellectual property development, corporate governance to structuring capital and acquisitions.
/ Transactional Opportunities+
We believe no two deals are alike, which is why we listen to our client’s goals and identify their needs. Our team focuses on making sure the fine print accomplishes our client’s objectives and addresses the deal’s major points of risk and opportunity.
We focus on providing legal counsel for our clients in order to address every day transactional matters involving corporate governance, Federal and state securities regulations, and creditor issues. We have extensive experience in various complex business transactions involving corporate restructuring, recapitalizations, stock and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, and like-kind exchanges.
We advise clients on the tax implications of a wide range of transactions. With an acute focus we help our clients comply with IRS guidelines, and defend tax collection we represent Individuals and companies in various tax matters. We provide tax advice on all aspects of business operations for clients of all types and sizes.
/ Nonprofits & Foundations+
We understand what makes nonprofits and tax-exempt foundations different. As avid participants in the tax-exempt community, we have an in-depth understanding of the needs of our nonprofit clients. We advise our nonprofit clients in all matters involving tax exemption applications, legal audits, joint venture capital projects, and continuing corporate governance to ensure the stability and success of your vision.
We also have experience in Social Enterprise law and navigating new and evolving legal opportunities for our mission-driven clients who seek to accomplish both social impact and profitability.
/ Intellectual Property+
Our intellectual property practice is centered on strategies for scalable start-ups and growth companies. This ranges from pre-formation structuring, ownership assessment, assignments and protection strategies intended to keep the Company’s IP protected. Our attorneys also counsel on negotiating and drafting licenses and alliance agreements while handling a wide variety of matters that relate to the creation, use, licensing and transfer of technology.
/ Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution+
We act in a wide range of business disputes in the courts and other types of alternative dispute resolution arising out of commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, investor disputes, director and officer liability claims and business breakups.
/ Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring+
While there are many opportunities for success in business, companies may become financially distressed at some point in their existence for a variety of reasons. Our Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring team has experience representing all major constituencies in business reorganizations, liquidations and out-of-court workouts including debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors’ committees, landlords and trustees. We not only understand bankruptcy law, but also the practical business and financial considerations that guide the difficult decisions that develop in a complex bankruptcy case.
/ The Big Idea+
Pierce / McCoy believes in changing the legal industry. For many of our clients this means we act as part of their team in an “outsourced general counsel” role. With lower overhead and a smaller administrative staff we focus on long-term client relationships and business viability. Whether you need Pierce / McCoy to help with a single transaction or ongoing representation its our desire to provide cost effective service to launch, grow or protect your business.
When it comes to legal fees we understand the need for a business to avoid unpredictability. Instead of open-ended invoice billing all clients can choose to pay for legal fees on a 6-month Representation Retainer that purchases a credit with our firm necessary for their unique legal needs. Clients pay a fixed, monthly payment rather than fluctuating invoice amounts.
/ Focused Practice+
Pierce / McCoy attorneys practice exclusively in the field of business and tax law. We dedicate our firm’s knowledge and resources to guiding our clients’ through the numerous bodies of law implicated by their business objectives and hurdles. Check out some of the legal opportunities and challenges we capture and solve for our clients under Our Services.
/ Community Investment+
Pierce / McCoy is invests in the start-up business community by providing pro-bono corporate legal services to new businesses growing their ventures with Hatch Accelerator, Lighthouse Labs, i.Lab Incubator at the University of Virginia and other similar programs.
Pierce / McCoy also supports various non-profits and faith based ministries as well as offers an additional week of vacation to its attorneys who participate in a missions or service trip.