We have first-hand knowledge of the industries and market sectors in which you operate. Our experience with technology, life sciences, cleantech, public corporations, private companies, investment funds, and other growth oriented industries gives you the practical, business-oriented know-how you need to succeed in your industry.
We have a deep understanding of the business and legal challenges faced by our clients, who rely on us for innovative, cost-effective and practical legal solutions that make a measurable difference in their success.
Cara Stone has extensive experience representing software companies, developers, and digital media companies in a wide range of business and legal issues. In addition to representing software and digital media industry companies with corporate, finance, and general business matters, we have particular experience with software specific issues like software license agreements, patents, trade secrets, and digital media tax credits.
Energy companies rely on Cara Stone for our strategic and forward-looking insight into an ever-evolving industry while also understanding their unique business concerns. Our attorneys are able to offer our clients a full range of energy industry-specific services including commercial transactions, securities, project finance, infrastructure finance, regulatory compliance, real estate, and strategic policy.
We advise the full spectrum of energy-related clients, including biofuel producers and manufacturers, traditional energy firms, clean energy producers, and private equity firms and investment funds in the energy space.
Cara Stone advises clients on the full array of complex issues throughout the real estate industry.
We represent a wide variety of developers, investors, intermediaries, private equity funds, and major real estate groups. Our representations include real estate acquisitions, sales, and financings; landlord/tenant law; all matters of leasing, real estate litigation, and the development and acquisition of office buildings, hotels, mixed-use developments, shopping centers, and multi-family properties
We also have an in-house title agency, GW Title, LLC, for our client’s commercial and residential closings.
Cara Stone attorneys represent clients in the hospitality industry, including entrepreneurs, hotels, chefs, restaurants, and food-related startups in a wide range of issues, including acquisitions, financings, startups, hotel repositioning and management agreements, local permitting including alcohol, national expansion, franchising, and all matters of corporate and business work.
Our attorneys have guided clients smoothly through many aspects of their operations, including investment and capital-raising, business development, international and domestic expansion, restaurant openings and closings, joint ventures, financing and reorganization, management, and control and exploitation of intellectual property. We also provide experienced counsel in the areas of sponsorships, merchandizing, licensing, branding, trade secret protection, and intellectual property portfolio management.
We bring our considerable experience to the negotiation of restaurant and retail leases, as well as purchase agreements, and ground leases. We provide counsel in contracting, employment and human resources, technology licensing, and arbitration and mediation — all of which are key to the hospitality arena.
Cara Stone has extensive experience advising banking and financial services clients on a wide range of legal and business issues and risks as well as crucial, strategic transactions. We represent private equity funds, venture capital firms, angel networks, and banks on commercial transactions, investments, divestitures, and a host of other legal and business matters.
We provide comprehensive legal services to the construction industry. Cara Stone’s attorneys have worked with construction clients that include general contractors, suppliers, sub contractors, architects, engineers, vendors, land surveyors, property owners, and real estate appraisers on a variety of project types, including individual homes, hotels, condominium and apartment buildings, office buildings, multi-use facilities, parking facilities, recreational lakes, churches and universities.
Our construction practice has involved high-stakes litigation, negotiation and dispute resolution, contract drafting, risk management, pre litigation strategies, claim development, surety issues, delay issues, performance issues, payment issues, and liens.
Cara Stone attorneys have represented sports agencies in corporate and business matters, including acquisitions and commercial transactions. We’ve also represented professional sports front office executives in contract negotiations and employment issues.
The firm’s entertainment experience includes representation of on-air talent in contract and employment negotiations with major cable news organizations, representation in talent agency negotiations and talent agreements, and TV show production and talent attachment agreements.
Cara Stone has a depth of experience working with food and food technology clients and a deep understanding of the complex regulatory environment which permeates the industry. We advise clients across the food industry, often as primary outside counsel responsible for the full spectrum of services. From food manufacturers and retailers, to local restaurants and pop-ups, to national food technology companies, we work closely with our clients to help them achieve their business goals.
Cara Stone’s attorneys have represented a number of companies and investment funds in the biotech and life sciences industry. Our biotech practice areas include intellectual property procurement and enforcement, licensing, regulatory compliance, public or private equity and debt financing, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, tax and incentive programs and other transactional matters.