Practice Areas | Benjamin, Gussin & Associates


Wealth Preservation and Transfer

  • Estate Planning
  • Preparation of Wills and Trusts (including Revocable Trusts and Irrevocable Trusts for insurance, gifting and asset protection)
  • Asset protection issues and strategies
  • Family partnership and limited liability companies
  • Income tax planning (both federal and state)
  • Design of gift programs
  • Family business succession planning
  • Generation skipping planning
  • Estate "freezes"
  • Family buy-sell agreements
  • Specialty trusts including QPRTS, GRATS, "Self-Settled Trusts," Insurance Trusts
  • Insurance planning
  • Probate and trust administration
  • Preparation of Federal and State Estate and Gift Tax Returns
  • Post mortem planning
  • Charitable foundations – private and public
  • Charitable giving
  • Retirement planning

Real Estate

  • Acquisitions and Sales
  • Commercial and Residential Agreements
  • Commercial Office, Industrial and Building Leases
  • Real Estate Loan Document Review and Negotiation
  • Title Insurance
  • Land Trusts
  • Architectural and Construction Contracts
  • Condominium Development and Conversions

Business and Finance

Counsel, documentation and preparation of –

  • Business governance, structural and operational matters
    • Organizations of corporations and limited liability companies
    • Shareholder Agreements, General and Limited Partnership Agreements and Operating Agreements
    • Management Agreements
    • Buy-Sell Agreements and Redemption Agreements
    • Employment Agreements
    • Independent Contractor Agreements
    • Non-Competition and Confidentiality Agreements
    • Commission Salesperson Agreements
    • Supply Agreements
    • Customer Agreements (Form and Custom)
    • Manufacturing and Distribution Agreements
    • Consulting Agreements
  • Commercial financing transactions
    • Asset-based loans
    • Structured and leveraged financing
    • Commercial lines of credit
    • Workouts and debt restructuring
    • Private Placements (Offering Memoranda, Subscription Agreements)
    • Venture capital arrangements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Equity and Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements
    • Plans of Merger
    • Acquisition financing, including bridge debt and preferred equity
    • Leveraged and Management buyouts
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