Business and Commercial Practices

Personal and Effective Counsel

Cronin, Bisson & Zalinsky PC provides experienced and responsive business and commercial counsel to individuals and New Hampshire and regional businesses in both transactional and litigation contexts. Our attorneys draw upon years of experience in helping to distinguish family owned, growing, medium-sized, and large privately held enterprises operating across traditional and business 3.0 sectors and models. Our clients range from local, family run businesses to internet based cloud computing service providers. Cronin, Bisson & Zalinsky PC is right-sized for businesses of all sizes, ready to meet our client’s ever-changing legal challenges without the large-firm administrative burden. We are small enough to provide responsive and personal attention, and large enough to be efficient and effective.

Business Formation, Structuring, and Planning

Proper business planning is all about maximizing return on investment, and strategically minimizing the legal and economic risks that can mean real dollars out-of-pocket. We partner with our clients and work collaboratively to help them choose the right business entity and management structures, minimize conflicts among owners, maximize value, and help ensure continuity in family owned enterprises. Representative services Include:

  • Choice and Formation of Business entities - Corporations and Limited Liability Companies
  • Buy / Sell membership and Shareholders’ Agreements

Business and Commercial Services

We strive to engage fully with our clients and to use our visibility of the business landscape to the advantage of each and every client as a strategic partner. Cronin, Bisson & Zalinsky PC provides an array of transactional services to our business clients as diverse as the competitive landscape itself. Because we also represent clients in litigation contexts, we have “in the trenches” expertise that enables us advanced insight into the transaction beyond legal theory. Representative services include:

  • Buying and selling businesses and business interests - stock and asset purchases and sales, management and leveraged buyouts, and mergers; management of due diligence investigations from buyer and seller perspectives
  • Strategic alliance agreements – organic growth through collaboration to meet critical business needs and seize opportunities
  • Employer / employee Issues
  • Loans and the perfection of security interests
  • Business forms
  • Employment and relationship structure and management
  • Stock option, phantom stock, bonus and profit sharing agreements
  • Employee nondisclosure and invention assignments
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements

Commercial Litigation

Cronin, Bisson & Zalinsky PC tirelessly fights for our clients through the application of winning strategies in business and commercial disputes. It may be business, but it’s personal to us. We handle controversies in the federal, state, and bankruptcy courts, at trial and through appeals. We also zealously represent clients in private and court mediated dispute resolution forums such as arbitration and mediation. The types of the disputes we have handled have spanned the gamut, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Negligence
  • Wrongful interference with contractual relations
  • Breach of non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements
  • Unfair competition
  • Unfair and deceptive trade practices
  • Board of director misconduct
  • Ponzi scheme victim litigation