Benjamin, Gussin & Associates

Practice Areas

 

Wealth Preservation and Transfer

  • Estate Planning
  • Preparation of Wills and Trusts (including Revocable Trusts and Irrevocable Trusts for insurance, gifting, and asset protection)
  •  Preparation of Powers of Attorney for Property and Health Care
  • 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 Transactions
  • 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

Business Governance, Structural, and Operational Matters

  • Organization of corporations, LLC’s and partnerships
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • General and Limited Partnership Agreements
  • LLC 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

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

    Finance

    Commercial Financing Transactions

    • Lender and Borrower Representation
    • Asset-based loans
    • Structured and leveraged financing
    • Commercial lines of credit
    • Workouts and debt restructuring
    • Private Placements (Offering Memoranda, Subscription Agreements)
    • Venture capital arrangements

    Representation of Banks and Financial Institutions

    • Loan Documentation
    • Regulatory Compliance

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