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Rogers Lewis represents creditors in Chapter 7, 9, 11 and 13 Bankruptcies, including the representation of creditors in adversary proceedings, often involving voidable preference, removal/abstention proceedings, and turnover actions.
Banking and Collections
Rogers Lewis represents lenders, lessors, and financial institutions in disputes and litigation centered on lending transactions, including: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial collections, commercial foreclosure, and commercial and problem asset workouts.
Business and Commercial Litigation
Rogers Lewis represent clients in business disputes, arbitration and litigation. The complex business litigation our lawyers have experience handling include: breaches of fiduciary duty, business torts, contract disputes, corporate “divorces,” covenants not to compete and non-solicitation agreements, franchise disputes, securities, sales transactions, shareholder and management disputes, and trade secrets litigation.
Business Operations and Governance
Rogers Lewis provides legal services to businesses regarding contract review and preparation, tax matters, and financing transactions. We customize the delivery of our services to serve the specific needs of our clients, so we can provide specific services as requested from time to time or provide ongoing services in a general counsel capacity.
Business Planning and Startups
Rogers Lewis assists start-up businesses in choosing the appropriate entity type, formation of the entity, entity structure and governance, tax considerations, and succession planning, as well as a host of other issues that arise at the beginning of a business venture. Proper planning at business start-up can avoid unattractive tax consequences, misunderstandings, deadlock, and expensive legal disputes between owners.
Business Sales and Acquisitions
Rogers Lewis helps buyers and sellers negotiate, document, and close acquisitions and sales of businesses of all sizes. Rogers Lewis utilizes our attorneys’ experience and education to help clients navigate undesirable tax results and minimize their risk associated with the transaction.
Business Succession and Estate Planning
Rogers Lewis offers advice and counsels its clients regarding business succession for business owners and estate planning for all individuals. Proper planning in these areas can minimize the tax burden on your family, prevent family disputes, help your business transition smoothly to new management, and ensure that your wishes will be carried out upon your death.
Commercial Real Estate
Rogers Lewis assists its clients in all legal aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including finance, purchase and sale agreements, title review, closings, construction, leasing, easements, and minimizing tax consequences.
Condemnation and Eminent Domain
Rogers Lewis helps individuals, businesses, mortgage holders, and easement holders with issues relating to condemnation matters and eminent domain law and procedure. Rogers Lewis can provide case planning and evaluation, pretrial negotiation and mediation, trials and, if necessary, appeals.
Construction and Procurement
Rogers Lewis represents owners, builders, manufacturers, and subcontractors in construction cases. We assist clients with construction claims, subcontract issues, insurance coverages, and other related construction disputes.
Rogers Lewis is experienced in handling various types of employment litigation, representing both employees and employers. The areas of experience include wage disputes, wrongful termination, Title VII action, and ERISA claims.
Rogers Lewis can assist your organization with the operational and compliance issues that a health care system faces. Our firm has experience in complex health care litigation matters, certificate of need matters, medical staff disputes, medical staff contract negotiation, and fraud and abuse claims. Additionally, Rogers Lewis has a comprehensive knowledge of how to effectively manage and minimize our client’s risks relating to electronic health information.
Rogers Lewis also represents relators in significant qui tam litigation involving the healthcare industry.
Insurance Coverage and Recovery
Rogers Lewis represents both insurance companies and policy-holders in a broad range of industries. Our attorneys represent title insurance companies in both coverage evaluations and resolution of insured title claims. Additionally, our attorneys help policy-holders with policy analysis, claim preparation, mediation, and as necessary, arbitration, trial and appeal.
Rogers Lewis attorneys have significant experience representing insurers and other members of insurance industry. Our attorneys are experienced in managing general agency matters, quota share and excess of loss reinsurance, “fronting” arrangements, agency agreements and disputes, agency terminations, commission disputes, claims handling and TPA agreements, non-compete agreements, and breach of fiduciary litigation between insurers and their agents or third party claims administrators.
Rogers Lewis can help make sure that your intellectual property is protected, whether by patents, trademarks, or copyrights. In addition, we can help you prepare and prosecute your provisional, utility, or design patent.
Rogers Lewis represents commercial landlords in lease disputes, distraint and collection actions and eviction proceedings.
Real Estate Litigation
Rogers Lewis represents businesses and individuals in a wide array of matters concerning the sale, ownership, development and use of real estate. The firm represents title insurers, property owners, and financial institutions in pursuing and defending title disputes.
Significant Tort and Personal Injury Litigation
Rogers Lewis represents both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of personal injury actions. Our experience in this field includes representation of clients in automobile accident cases, slip/trip and fall cases, complex medical malpractice cases, mass-tort injury cases arising from defective medical devices and drugs, third-party claims arising in the workers compensation arena and wrongful death cases. We also are experienced in cases in the related areas of defamation, invasion of privacy, wrongful termination, and malicious prosecution/abuse of process.
Rogers Lewis has a wealth of experience and a strong track record in assisting its clients with investment tax credit transactions. We help clients with many federal and state tax credits, including historic rehabilitation tax credits, low income housing tax credits, textile mill revitalization tax credits, abandoned building revitalization tax credits, retail facility revitalization tax credits, New Markets tax credits, and renewable energy tax credits, among others. These credits are often utilized by real estate developers to help fund large portions of their project costs with equity funding from investors who can utilize the credits. Such transactions are extremely complex and risky, but are also extremely beneficial, often turning unattractive projects into profitable ones. We provide experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel to help our clients understand such transactions and avoid the risks associated with them.
Rogers Lewis helps taxpayers resolve disputes with federal and state tax authorities in the following areas:
• State sales and use taxes (allocation exemptions, nexus)
• State and federal income taxes (individuals, partnerships and corporations)
• Business license fees (municipality, county)
• Property taxes (boats, planes, principal residence, point-of-sale issues)
• Employer withholding and self-employment taxes
• Worker classification (employee vs. independent contractor)
Tax disputes can be costly and time consuming. Rogers Lewis draws upon our attorneys’ skills and experience in tax law and dispute resolution to help businesses and individuals successfully resolve tax controversies. We help our clients navigate complex laws and procedures regarding the application of local, state or federal taxes, and provide vital assistance in protesting tax disputes and negotiating settlements.
Rogers Lewis assists business organizations, nonprofits, and individuals with a wide variety of tax planning and tax related matters. We help our clients plan for or avoid realization of taxable events such as the disposition of appreciated real property or cancellation of indebtedness, and we advise individuals with regard to the tax consequences of significant events in their life such as marriage, divorce, or the death of a family member. Rogers Lewis researches uncommon tax questions that arise from time to time for taxpayers of all types and we stay abreast of changes in the tax laws to keep our clients out of trouble.
Wills and Probate
Rogers Lewis helps clients plan for their estate to protect what they have accumulated, plan for their beneficiaries, and minimize their tax liabilities. Our firm will help protect your assets with educated and strategic planning.
Wireless and Telecommunications
Rogers Lewis represents clients with all issues involved in the wireless and telecommunications sectors. Our attorneys have experience negotiating and drafting contracts for purchase and sale of real property and telecommunications leases and amendments, related to ground space, water tanks, communications towers, buildings and rooftops, in-building systems, distributed antenna systems, and other issues affecting the wireless and telecommunication industry. We represent wireless carriers, tower companies, property owners, and other landlords.