Business & Corporate Law

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Securities offerings and private placements
  • Business formation, contracts, entrepreneurial endeavors and related activities
  • Real estate sales, acquisitions, leasing, syndication, financing and related activities.
  • Business financing
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Financing workouts
  • Securities litigation
  • Tax planning, evaluation and controversy
  • Entertainment law, copyright etc.
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Licensing
  • Franchising
  • Employment law, manuals and policy development
  • Minority and women entity certification
  • Medical and dental practice sales and advisory services

Business and Corporate Law

At Hertz Schram PC, our corporate practice group represents businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietorships to large, multi-national corporations. For over 40 years, we have undertaken and completed transactions of every variety, domestically and internationally, drawing upon our considerable experience and expertise. We represent businesses in numerous industries, including securities, communications, banking, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, software, technology, media and entertainment. Our core services span the universe of business transactions.

Businesses, like people, experience life cycles, enjoying periods of success and fulfillment and enduring downturns and the vagaries of business that challenge even the most resilient. And, like their human counterparts, businesses require therapeutic guidance and direction, during times both good and bad, to maximize and sustain their prosperous cycles and minimize and abbreviate any cyclical downtowns. At Hertz Schram, we value our roles as “counselors” and not just technically-skilled practitioners. Drawing upon our considerable experience that enables both skill sets, we offer a customized value-added approach that distinguishes us from most other law firms. 

To achieve the best results, we work collaboratively, borrowing from our treasure trove of experience and knowledge while continuing to welcome innovative and fresh ideas. We also pride ourselves on delivering a level of personal service that rises above the rest, a quality that further distances us from our competitors. Our “deskside” manner clients find both appealing and comforting, particularly when the stakes of the engagement are substantial, and the complexities of the transaction would befuddle the sharpest minds.

Our group of transactional attorneys includes CPAs, tax experts, industry-specific specialists, and former IRS agents who, collectively, share a wealth of knowledge acquired over 200 years of practical experience. We are living proof that Aristotle was right – “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Mergers and Acquisitions

Hertz Schram’s corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice offers an array of complementary services necessary to effectuate your M&A objectives. Our M&A attorneys represent buyers and sellers of all shapes and sizes and across numerous industries in complex negotiations and transactions resulting in the acquisition, sale, or merger of a business via a transfer of assets or equity. We relentlessly seek alternative pathways to closings that accomplish your principal objectives. We manage all aspects of the process, from negotiation and evaluation to compliance with securities and other regulatory requirements.

Few transactions enable the transformative power of mergers and acquisitions. Securing the right deal, in line with your objectives, can result in a substantial increase in efficiency, profitability and growth, or your prosperous exit toward retirement or the next venture. To negotiate or evaluate a merger or outright purchase of another business, an attorney must understand the operations and dynamics of their client’s business, and the synergies and economies of scale achievable through the contemplated transaction.

We not only provide drafting and technical expertise, but we assist in normalizing the target’s financial statements, valuing the target, performing legal, business and operational due diligence, and ensuring that you achieve your economic and strategic objectives. Our breadth of services and depth of knowledge, coupled with our consummation of countless M & A transactions over several decades, uniquely qualifies us to maximize the value of your transaction, whether that value takes the form of reorganizing or re-positioning the business to improve its prospects or simply maximizing the proceeds received upon sale.

Your Business & Corporate Law Attorneys

Our firm was founded on the belief that our clients deserve the best possible representation in disputes, litigation and transactions.
Everyday, our attorneys strive to provide it.

Bradley J. Schram

Shareholder

"I attempt to treat each individual with the dignity and respect with which I want to be treated."

Robert P. Geller

Shareholder

"I am relentless in pursuit of my client’s objectives, drawing upon thirty – seven years of experience to formulate creative solutions to their problems."

Richard H. Schloss

Shareholder

"I solve clients’ problems."

Jeffrey A. Robbins

Shareholder

"A seasoned and experienced attorney with over 40 years of hands on experience working with clients and their other professionals to achieve their business and estate planning objectives on a multi-generational basis."

Kenneth F. Silver

Shareholder

"I’m direct, responsive and an effective fighter for my clients."

Gary M. Remer

Partner

"I bring a holistic approach to my clients' legal and business needs. As a CPA and an attorney, I offer clients unusual and insightful solutions to their issues."

Lisa M. Kavalhuna

Partner

"Knowing my business clients well is the key to building and maintaining long-term relationships."

Alexander Stotland

Partner

"A creative problem solver and aggressive litigator to resolve your business disputes in your favor, one way or another."

Laurie S. Raab

Attorney

"I am extremely sensitive to legal fees. By being cost-conscious, highly efficient, and proactive, I add tremendous value for my clients."

Testimonials

We have used Hertz Schram for over a decade. They know our corporation inside and out, understand the automotive market and support our HR Dept in legal support with employee/401K/Insurance/Payroll concerns. I find them an invaluable resource especially in this country where you need the best legal support. Any of our people can contact them for concerns relating to contract, HR, tax or other items of concern. They are also experienced in dealing with public companies.

Attorney Ken Silver is a true professional, he is very quick with answers and accurate. His passion for his work shows in our conversations, it has been a real pleasure working with him.

Daniel

Attorney Lisa Kavalhuna played an invaluable role, as both an attorney and a counselor, in the last several years of my career. Like many small business owners, I had neither prepared my business for my exit nor kept up with pension and estate planning opportunities and possible pitfalls over the years. First, she clarified my organizational structure and strengthened my entity's documents so that I had a viable choice as to whether I would sell the business or implement a succession plan. Simultaneously, she steered me (with the assistance of her partners) through implementation of a highly advantageous pension plan and vastly improved estate planning documents. She always kept my personal well-being in mind as I repeatedly course-corrected. She often helped me see the path to get out of my own way. Ultimately, I completed a succession with which I am more than pleased on a personal level in terms of the legal and financial matters and which is consistent with the way I wanted to take care of my family and my employees.

Paul Davis, Business Owner and Entrepreneur

Great team of Lawyers at Hertz Schram. I would highly recommend attorney Ken Silver and his team.

Steve

Our family has relied on attorney Jeffrey Robbins to guide us through multi-generational matters for over three decades. In that time, we have sought his counsel if all facets of our business and personal tax and estate planning issues, culminating in the sale of our company and continuing to represent us in all personal and business matters. He has been with us even as we moved our entire family and operations to the East Coast over 20 years ago.

I have had the pleasure of working with attorney Lisa Kavalhuna for many years. Her eloquent and effective methods of communication and facilitation among a room full of individuals, while utilizing her strong analytical and practical problem-solving techniques, provides results-driven, positive outcomes. This relatable leadership strength has proven effective with her clients. As a result, she has built valuable strategic relationships with others.

Jean Jernigan, IOM, CAE, CMP, President of the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce and Client

Awards and Accolades

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