Broad experience in municipal, zoning, planning, preservation easement and environmental law through its municipal clients, provides H&W with unique ability to represent its non-municipal clients in these same areas as applicants, homeowners and business people.

Business Organizations

H&W has experience in forming and representing numerous types of business organizations – whether corporations, LLC’s , partnerships, LLP’s, professional corporations, joint ventures, or not-for-profit corporations and charitable trusts. Our clients include privately-held and family-owned corporations, some of which have been in the same ownership for many generations. We regularly establish and represent start-up and spin-off entities, and we have significant experience in representing U.S. subsidiaries of foreign corporations, including several of the largest multi-national corporations in the world. The day-to-day corporate practice may include advising, negotiating and drafting in connection with setting up a business entity and selecting and creating the most appropriate vehicle; identifying and preparing the general corporate and business operating documents; negotiating and preparing commercial agreements and related documentation relating to sales and purchases of goods and products or services with purchasers or suppliers; establishing, reviewing, amending or terminating distribution, representation, agency and partnership agreements; negotiating and drafting lease or purchase agreements for corporate offices or manufacturing or warehousing facilities; asset or share purchases or sales of businesses; sales and buy-sell agreements among shareholders; opinion letters in connection with transactions; matters relating to hiring and termination and other matters relating to employee relations, including preparation of handbooks, manuals and policies; defense of wrongful termination and harassment or other employment-related claims and counsel; trademark, trade name, copyright and intellectual property protection and filings; secured and unsecured transactions; as well as advice in connection with the numerous other corporate, administrative, regulatory, environmental and governmental issues arising in the normal day-to-day course of business. These are merely a few typical examples of this kind of issues we regularly help our business clients successfully and expeditiously resolve.


For more information contact our business organizations department at


Peter B. Colgrove


Kiera E. Flynn
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