Business and Corporate Law
"Increasing confidence in your business"
Niles Barton has been representing business clients since its inception in 1838, so we understand the intricacies of today’s business. From start-ups to public companies, there are many challenges in starting, buying, selling and managing businesses from negotiating and drafting contracts, managing employees, understanding and complying with government rules and regulations, to resolving conflicts between owners. Our corporate attorneys understand these challenges, so we help clients deal with legal issues and problems that impact their business. Our business lawyers provide solutions from cost-effective company formation to strategic legal and business advice throughout the company growth stages.
Many clients consult us specifically on sale, acquisition and merger matters. These transactions are about more than just money. Businesspeople have many reasons to buy, sell or merge a company, such as the injection of new capital or the acquisition of market share, growth, technology, experienced personnel, new clients, or new products or services. At Niles Barton, our attorneys understand these different goals and advise clients on the best way to handle the acquisitions/dispositions of businesses, entity formation, developing shareholder agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, and commercial contracts.
We counsel clients in a broad range of industries and have specific industry expertise in the areas of banking and finance, construction, healthcare, insurance, real estate and development, information technology, small business and nonprofits. Our corporate attorneys work closely with individual business owners, partners, managers, and in-house counsel to support their legal needs in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Our corporate legal services include:
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Software and Technology
- Intellectual Property Protection
- Cannabis Law
- Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy
- Business Succession Planning
- Business Transactions
- Commercial and Business Tort Litigation
- Commercial Lending
- Company Formation
- Contract Administration and Negotiation
- Corporate and Partnership Matters
- Data Security
- Financial Services Law
- Cybersecurity Law
- Securities Law
Data Security & Cybersecurity Law
A company's reputation and ultimate success is built on a foundation of trust. That trust can be quickly broken in an uncertain cybersecurity environment. Concerns over data security and cybersecurity vulnerabilities are of critical importance for business owners.
To help business owners meet this concern, Niles, Barton & Wilmer has developed legal solutions delivered by a cross-section of attorneys from a variety of practice areas that are ready to help your business or organization prepare, navigate, and respond to a data breach, and institute the best practices to prevent one.
In order to deliver the peace of mind your clients deserve; companies and organizations must first have a thorough understanding of the risks to their business. At Niles, Barton & Wilmer, we provide data security and cybersecurity legal advice, counseling, and guidance to a broad spectrum of industries affected by this rapidly evolving business challenge. Our primary areas of focus are:
- Assessing what steps your business must take to comply with state, federal, and international data security and cybersecurity laws and regulations
- Drafting information security policy, incident response plan, data disposal protocol, acceptable use policy, BYOD, and others
- Implementing educational programs to ensure employees, third-party vendors, and contractors are trained and knowledgeable about cybersecurity best practices
- Partnering with cybersecurity experts to perform risks assessments, vulnerability, and penetration testing, and advising on how to improve client’s cybersecurity infrastructure
- GDPR implementation
- Providing 24/7 availability to act as a data breach coach if a data breach occurs
- In the event of a data breach, our client services include:
- Containing and eliminating the threat;
- Determining what information was accessed;
- Handling the compliance requirements for all applicable data breach notification laws; and
- Transforming the data protection and cybersecurity policies, procedures, protocols, and programs to demonstrate a commitment to securing the company's employee and customer personal information.