The firm’s business lawyers, Mark Engel and Hilary Schultz, have represented many small companies and businesses regarding their day-to-day legal needs. Together, they have more than 80 years of experience.  Equally important, they both have the common sense and independent judgment needed to successfully guide small businesses.

Small Business Day to Day Counseling

Ms. Schultz, who worked at a start-up company as in-house counsel for approximately four years, has advised management on a wide variety of matters, including internal employment matters, governance and operations, contract negotiations with state and municipal entities, sanctioning bodies and suppliers negotiated contracts with state and municipal entities, sanctioning bodies, and suppliers and vendors, financial transactions and the obtaining of federal and state trade mark protection.

Mr. Engel has been exclusive outside counsel to several small businesses without in-house counsel. In this role, he too has handled all legal matters of these companies, ranging from tax concerns to contract disputes with suppliers.

Governmental Compliance

The firm has represented several companies in their dealings with governmental agencies. The Firm represented one company being investigated by the Attorney General for alleged failure to comply with the State Wage Act. The Firm represented another company being investigated by the Department of Revenue for alleged failure to comply with the state tax code. The Firm represented another company being investigated by the Department of Environmental Protection for alleged failure to comply with the state environmental laws.

Contract Disputes

The firm has represented companies in many cases involving contract disputes with suppliers, vendors and independent contractors.

Shareholder Disputes

The firm has represented both companies and shareholders in shareholder disputes involving such matters as employee stock option plans, access to company records, the issuance of dividends and duties of loyalty and conflicts of interest.

Loan Workouts

Ms. Schultz has particular expertise in the working out of troubled loans, having spent approximately four years working at RECOLL Management Corporation, supervising six other attorneys, in the working out of tends of millions of dollars of troubled loans.

If you have a specific question relating to a construction dispute, please contact Ms. Schultz or Mr. Engel directly by phone or by e-mail at  hschultz@engelschultz.com or mdengel@engelschultz.com.