CONTRACTS, BUSINESS LAW, AND CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS

New York City Corporate Lawyer and Business Transactional Attorney

At the Law Office of Steven Riker in New York City, Mr. Riker serves his clients in a variety of important ways. He is not only a dedicated and diligent counselor, providing his clients with thoughtful and well-reasoned advice, he also negotiates and drafts significant agreements and contracts in a variety of business and employment-related matters.

Document Negotiation and Review

Mr. Riker has been a highly effective attorney and negotiator for individual and business clients since 1994. Mr. Riker has prepared, reviewed, and negotiated many detailed and complex agreements, including:

  • Formation and Governance Documents for Corporations, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), including Shareholders’ Agreements, Partnership Agreements, and Operating Agreements 
     

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
     

  • Buy-Sell Agreements
     

  • Debt and Equity Financing Agreements
     

  • Merger and Acquisition Documents
     

  • Licensing Agreements
     

  • Employment and Severance Agreements with Restrictive Covenants

Corporate Formation

For the individual looking to start a business, the Law Office of Steven Riker can advise you on selecting the appropriate entity (i.e., corporation, partnership, or LLC) and the state in which to incorporate or form your new business. Thereafter, we will discuss your fiduciary and/or employment obligations and responsibilities, and then draft and file the appropriate documentation to effectuate your intentions, which may include shareholders’ agreements, limited liability operating agreements, partnership agreements, corporate resolutions, employment agreements, and independent contractor agreements.

Services for Established Companies

Established companies often need ongoing legal counsel in many areas, including contract negotiations, lease negotiations, document review, risk management, and general legal advice. Companies also need advice and advocacy when disputes cannot be avoided or mediated and result in litigation. Mr. Riker utilizes his vast knowledge of business transactions to help his clients maintain and grow their businesses, protect their companies’ goodwill, and prosecute and defend their business disputes, when warranted.

Due to the firm’s superior personal service, cost effectiveness, and success in handling business transactions, as well as its ability to minimize the risk of litigation, we are often requested to act as outside general counsel to small and medium-sized businesses requiring day-to-day legal advice but lacking the resources necessary to maintain a full-time, in-house, legal department.

The Law Office of Steven Riker represents clients throughout the New York metropolitan area, including the counties of New York (Manhattan), Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Bronx, Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk, from offices conveniently located in midtown Manhattan and White Plains, New York.