American business is continually challenged by shifting economic, regulatory, and legislative changes. It is increasingly important that business management develop an ongoing relationship with legal counsel, who are familiar with the specifics of the company’s business practices, the uniqueness of its operation, and the legislative and regulatory concerns which it faces. This contemporary approach to the lawyer-client relationship is developed through a process that creates mutual understanding and trust between the executive staff and their legal advisors.

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Mozingo & Patel, A.P.C. has established methods since its inception in 1979 that promote the development of a relationship designed to decrease the cost of utilizing outside corporate counsel, while increasing the effective communication between lawyer and client.

This unique management-counsel concept involves pairing an experienced lawyer who is knowledgeable in both domestic and international law with the executive staff of the company—including Chief Executive Officers, Presidents, Chief Financial Officers, and Human Resources and Development Personnel—for the express purpose of exchanging information as it relates to the ongoing business needs of the company.

Introductory meetings provide the opportunity for key personnel of the company to master the methods and techniques for utilizing corporate counsel efficiently before critical decisions need to be made. This concept has proven beneficial not only for small- and medium-size businesses, but it has also permitted larger corporations to reduce or eliminate in-house counsel expenses, while at the same time ensuring that their corporate counsel needs are met.

Among our areas of expertise are:

  • Contract Negotiations
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Incorporation (S-corporations, C-corporations)
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Insurance Coverage Issues
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Lease Negotiations
  • General Corporate Succession Planning