Waala Law represents clients in corporate, commercial, IP, energy and financial matters. We have in-depth experience in the organization, formation and operation of business entities, including corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures and sole proprietorships. Our clients include new and emerging companies, major corporations, and both public and closely-held  businesses.The firm’s general business services include:

Business Formation

  • Advising on choice of state or entity
  • Corporation, LLC and partnership formation and state filings
  • Preparation of bylaws, board consents, founder stock grants, technology assignments and later governance needs
  • Preparing LLC operating agreements and partnership agreements

​Negotiating and Drafting Contracts

  • NDAs
  • Software licenses and other technology agreements (including subscription agreements, SaaS, hosting)
  • Professional services contracts
  • Sales contracts
  • Letters of credit and guarantees
  • Research and development, distribution and affiliate agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Early-stage and follow on venture financing (equity, convertible debt, etc.)

Intellectual Property

  • Obtaining and enforcing trademarks
  • Obtaining and enforcing copyrights
  • Negotiating intellectual property rights

Negotiating and Drafting Leases

  • Commercial real estate
  • Equipment

Employment Matters

  • Offer letters and employment agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Employee handbooks and policies

Managing Corporate Governance

  • Attending board meetings and drafting minutes
  • Preparing board consents
  • Preparing and managing stock option plans

Risk Management

  • Supporting corporate risk management
  • Policies and procedures

Privacy and Data Security

  • Data privacy (privacy policies, cyber-security and other privacy compliance)
  • Website Terms of Use

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Transaction support for a range of M&A deals, including stock and asset sales, joint ventures and other strategic transactions
  • Due diligence and deal support for complex transactions