WhitesideLaw performs legal services related to Business, Corporate and Commercial. We specialize in assisting clients with the difficult legal decisions faced by all businesses in today’s competitive environment. Our clients include both business and nonprofit enterprises ranging in size from major institutions to family owned and operated businesses. We are also experienced in:

  • Employment and labor law
  • Government regulations
  • Real estate development, zoning and land use
  • Litigation
  • Estate planning
  • Fishing and fisheries

Our firm advises business, corporate and commercial clients on matters including:

  • Entity formation and organization
  • Acquisition and sale of businesses, shareholder matters
  • Estate and succession planning
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Employment agreements and distribution
  • Franchise and licensing agreements

We regularly counsel clients on federal, state and local tax issues, working closely with our clients to maximize the after-tax benefits of their business interests. In addition, we counsel clients on technology matters, including appropriate state, federal and international registrations, contractual provisions and licensing arrangements.

We understand the importance of a coordinated effort in order to render responsive and cost-effective services using the resources of the firm’s talented professional staff.

The firm prides themselves on providing practical, cost-effective solutions to our clients’ human resources needs, focusing on allowing our clients to attain their business objectives and goals while minimizing the risks of human resources conflicts.

Prevention Counseling

We advise clients on a daily basis on the potential impact of employment decisions in the areas of pre-employment inquiries, hiring, benefits, leaves of absence, discipline, policies, drug testing, discrimination issues and terminations.

Crisis Response

We are adept at responding to emergencies. For decades we have provided calm guidance in the most trying of circumstances by assessing the facts, developing a plan and seeing it through to a successful conclusion.

Litigation and Arbitration

Our litigation practice area has extensive experience in both state and federal court, and before regulatory agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Non-competition and Trade Secrets

We negotiate, draft and implement employment contracts, policies, handbooks and separation agreements as well as defend and prosecute lawsuits concerning the enforcement and validity of non-competition, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements.