STIM PRO,

LLP.

NYC West Village Attorneys specializing in Corporate Law, International Law, Restaurant Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Digital Media, TV, Film, Sports and Gaming Law.

 

PRACTICE

AREAS

COVID-19 PANDEMIC-RELATED BUSINESS LAW ISSUES
Many businesses have been deeply impacted by the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.  If you are a business owner that has been affected by this Pandemic and you are struggling to protect your business and finances, the Attorneys at STIM PRO, LLP. can assist with the legal issues you may face.
  • RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL (Restaurants, etc.) LANDLORD/TENANT LAW ISSUES:  Whether you are a Landlord or a Tenant,  the Attorneys at STIM PRO, LLP. can assist you with the Landlord/Tenant law issues that you may have in New York, including:  Lease Violations; Evictions; Nonpayment and Overcharges; Holdovers; Repairs; Rent Stabilization and Rent Control; Nuisance (i.e. noise and pets); Unsafe Conditions (i.e. second-hand smoke, rodents, etc.) and other issues.

  • EMPLOYMENT LAW ISSUES:  We can guide you with issues including making Layoff decisions, explaining illegal reasons for firing employees, paid and unpaid Medical Leave and Employment Discrimination Laws (we can explain federal laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how to comply with other laws enforced by The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)), among other various issues that are prominent during this crisis.
  • GOVERNMENT RELIEF:  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been enacted by the government in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.   The CARES Act provides approximately $2 trillion in economic relief to eligible businesses and individuals impacted by the novel Coronavirus outbreak.   For many small business owners, the most important portion of the CARES Act is the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is a forgivable loan designed to keep employees on the payroll.  Your company may be able to benefit from the CARES Act and PPP.  The Lawyers at STIM PRO, LLP. can help you to understand and apply for these benefits.
  • BANKRUPTCY:  The Attorneys at STIM PRO, LLP. can help you to liquidate or reorganize your business through Bankruptcy.  We can assist you in evaluating whether your business should be restructured or liquidated under a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, or liquidated under a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.  The goal of a Chapter 11 proceeding is for your business to successfully reorganize its affairs so that it may repay its debts through a debt repayment plan, while retaining its assets and remaining in business.  Filing for a Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy can help to remove debts for which you are personally liable.  Examples of these debts could include back rent, debts owed to vendors, personal loans and other financial obligations.
BUSINESS LAW MATTERS
  • BUSINESS CONTRACTS:   Our Attorneys are adept in negotiating and drafting a broad range of business agreements, including:  NDA/Confidentiality Agreements, Work from Home Agreements, Non-competition Agreements, Sales Agreements, Production Agreements, License Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, Employment Agreements, Consulting Agreements and Guarantee Agreements.
  • BUYING, SELLING AND MERGING BUSINESSES: The Lawyers at STIM PRO, LLP. can help you with the process of buying or selling a business by preparing or reviewing any term sheets between the parties, carefully drafting and negotiating the sale agreement and all other closing documents, such as promissory notes, security agreements, stock purchase and subscription agreements, loan agreements and mortgages; and by assembling or preparing the owner/shareholder/board of director approvals and consents that are needed for the transaction. We will make sure that all required third party consents (i.e. landlord and contract partners) will be provided.  We can prepare a closing checklist and oversee the execution of all necessary documents.  We could also attend the closing, record security interests, make any necessary adjustments to the purchase price, and provide escrow for the purchase price or the equity covered by a security interest.
  • STARTUPS AND FOUNDER ADVICE:  Our Attorneys can advise Startups and their Founders in all aspects of the business formation, the choice of entity and jurisdiction, the formation of business entities, founder agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, startup funding, seed investments, and the protection of names, ideas and inventions.  If you are relying on friends, family, or wealthy individuals to provide your startup capital, we can help you understand the different options for startup capital, prepare and negotiate the necessary legal documentation, and make sure that your money-raising activities comply with the relevant state and federal securities laws.
  • EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS:  Our Lawyers have great experience in dealing with Executive level employment contracts and issues, including Non-Compete Agreements (Restrictive Covenants or Covenants Not to Compete), Confidentiality Agreements (Nondisclosure Agreements or NDAs), Trade Secrets, Employee Fiduciary Duty, Non-Solicitation Agreements and Severance Agreements.  We can review your current Employment Agreement if you have been or worry about being laid off or furloughed.  We can also review and offer our advice on any new Employment Agreement that you have been or may be offered in the future.  Our Attorneys will provide their expert advice and negotiate any issues that there may be to fight for what is in your best interest.

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TRADEMARK & COPYRIGHT:  The Attorneys at STIM PRO, LLP. understand that for many of our clients, their intellectual property is their most valuable asset.  We help clients around the globe establish, acquire and protect, as well as develop and implement strategies to manage and exploit their IP portfolios.


       Our legal services in this area include:

  • Adoption, use and protection of trademarks, service marks, trade names, Internet domain names and trade dress;

  • Copyright protection and licensing;

  • Trademark licensing opportunities;

  • Client counseling;

  • Trademark availability clearance;

  • Due diligence with respect to acquisition of trademark portfolios and copyright libraries;

  • Domestic registrations acquisition and maintenance; 

  • License agreements and assignments preparation;

  • Domain name issues; and

  • Informal conflict resolution, both domestic and foreign. 

  • FILM, MUSIC, TV, DIGITAL MEDIA, SPORTS AND THEATRE NEGOTIATION: With decades of senior management experience, both in house and as outside counsel for major TV Networks, Film Production and Distribution companies, sports leagues and the Shubert Theater.  We are uniquely skilled in handling your negotiations in these areas.

       

       Our legal services in these areas also include:

  • Internet, Mobile and Social Media Regulation;

  • Licensing/Distribution Agreements, Acquisition Agreements and Joint Ventures;

  • Talent, Music and Visual Content Agreements;

  • Cross-Industry Promotion and Co-Branding;

  • Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement;

  • Privacy, Security and Data Optimization;

  • Negotiation, implementation and regulation of media arrangements for local and national TV and radio broadcasts;

  • Regional sports network production and distribution;

  • Licensing and syndication of digital and interactive media rights; and

  • Broadband and mobile technology deals.

 

OUR FIRM'S CLIENTS 

(PAST AND PRESENT)

Stephen G. Stim, the Firm’s Founder, served as: 
•    A&E NETWORKS General Counsel and Vice President of Business Affairs;
•    MADISON SQUARE GARDEN CORP. Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs;
•    DISNEY/ABC Senior General Attorney Legal and Business Affairs;  
•    THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION Law Clerk to the Chairman and President, Labor Negotiations, Theatre and Real Estate Management; and
•    COLTON, WEISSBERG, HARTNICK, YAMIN & SHERESKY. Associate attorney at the boutique theatrical and corporate law firm.

Other Manhattan-based Clients include or have previously included: 
•    DISNEY/ABC;
•    HEARST CORPORATION;
•    CBS VIACOM AND VIACOM MEDIA NETWORKS;
•    ACTIVISION/BLIZZARD;
•    BMG/CHRYSALIS;
•    CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORP. (NOW ALTICE);
•    ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS (UFC); and
•    TOP RANK BOXING.

 

CONTACT

STIM PRO, LLP.

OUR ADDRESS

6 Perry Street, Suite 3,

New York, NY 10014

Email: Stephen@stimprollp.com
Tel:  +1 (917) 232-7382

 

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