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Brothers Smith LLP

2033 North Main Street
Suite 720
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
United States

Brothers Smith LLP can provide, manage and facilitate a wide range of legal services for clients actively involved in international commercial and business transactions.

Our firm can also assist our international and multinational clients in the planning, organization, training, performance and management of the client’s legal needs and services, and can provide direct services on an integral and as-needed basis to clients who have attorneys and other legal professionals on staff.

In addition to the particular trade services noted elsewhere, Brothers Smith LLP has available, through its of-counsel capabilities, attorneys and other personnel who have many years of transactional and supervisory (General Counsel) experience in the planning, negotiation and actual preparation of contracts and other documents for: commercial and trade transactions; the merger, sale or acquisition of businesses, business units and companies; sales and distribution activities; product line and technology development and management; supply chain development and management, and litigation and claims management. Our of-counsel capabilities include prior and current experience as General Counsel for large, successful, multi-national companies, particularly companies engaged in the sale of engineering services and highly engineered products. Specific examples of how the firm can provide experienced assistance in this area:

1. Commercial Transaction Contracts

  • Preparation of “Standard” or “Master” client terms and contracts for the sale or purchase of goods and services
  • Preparation, review, comment on, negotiation and revision of individual contracts and agreements for the sale or purchase of goods and services

2. Sales and Distribution Activities

  • Preparation of agreements for Commission Sales Representatives (“Sales Agents”), including advice and assistance with the organization and management of international Sales Representatives
  • Preparation and negotiation of Distributor and Distribution agreements

3. Product Line and Technology Development

  • Preparation and negotiation of joint product or technology development agreements, including cross-licensing agreements
  • Preparation and negotiation of joint marketing agreements
  • Preparation and negotiation of commercial and development license agreements
  • Preparation of employee and third-party non-use, non-disclosure, non-compete and invention agreements

4. Supply Chain Development and Management

  • Preparation of supplier agreements for purchase of goods and services
  • Preparation of supply chain agreements for cost sharing, cooperative project development, and process development
  • Preparation of customer development agreements, such as partnering, output, and exclusive supplier agreements

5. Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Preparation and negotiation of agreements to purchase assets, business units or companies (entities)
  • Preparation and negotiation of agreements for the sale of assets, business units or companies (entities)
  • Preparation and negotiation of agreements for the merger of business units or companies
  • Preparation and negotiation of Joint Venture agreements

6. Corporate and Transactional Planning and Governance

  • Assistance with corporate organization and governance and with tax assessment and planning strategies for multi-national transactions, multi-national business organizations and multi-national business processes
  • Assistance with the establishment (writing and preparation) and management of Employee Codes of Conduct, Company Policies, and the assessment and management of health and safety issues

7. International Commercial and Product Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

  • Advice, counsel and general management of commercial, contract and product claims, litigation, arbitration and mediation, including assessment, implementation of strategy, and retention and management of direct trial/arbitration counsel and process

Brothers Smith LLP

2033 North Main Street
Suite 720
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
United States

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Brothers Smith LLP

2033 North Main Street
Suite 720
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
United States

Law Firm Contact: Roger J. Brothers

Tel: 925.944.9700

Fax: 925.944.9701

Email: rbrothers@brotherssmithlaw.com

Website: www.brotherssmithlaw.com

Member Since: 2012

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