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Contracts and Agreements

Contracts and Agreements 

Axis assists businesses, startups, investors, advisors with a multitude of contracts and transactions spanning numerous fields and industries.

Whether it relates to vendors, lenders, employees, contractors, suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, landlords, lessees, banks, buyers, sellers, investors, shareholders, executives, or others, Axis can help your business flesh out the terms of the new contract, transaction, or relationship.

► Contracts & Transaction Practice Areas

Our Contracts & Transactions practice spans multiple practice areas, including but not limited to the following:

   Business Formations

Axis can assist your Corporation, S-Corporation, LLC, LLP, LP, general partnership, joint venture, and other business entity with a variety of business formation matters. Businesses often incorporate in a handful of popular states, including California, Delaware, New York, Texas, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, and others. We can assist your business with business formations as well as common formation activities.

  • Annual Reports
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certificates of Incorporation
  • By-Laws
  • DBA (Sole Proprietorship)
  • Dissolutions
  • Employer/Employee
  • Federal EIN
  • Founders’ Agreement
  • Foreign Qualification
  • Franchise Board Information
  • Good Standing Certificates
  • Incorporator’s Statements & Resolutions
  • Licensing (City/County)
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Applications
  • Operating Agreements
  • Resolutions (General)
  • Sales Licenses
  • Statement of Information
  • Stock Certificates
  • Tax Informational Sheet
  • Tax Registrations
  • Zoning Applications


   Financings and Investments

Whether you are an investor, startup, or established business,  Axis can assist your business with a variety of financing and investment transactions, whether involving equity issuances, debt-based financings, new investments, acquisitions, incentive-based issuances, or others. The most common types of financing transactions are as follows:

  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Assignments
  • Business Loan Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Collateral Assignments & Security Agreements
  • Convertible Notes
  • Deal Memos
  • Debt Financings
  • Equity Incentive Plans
  • Equity Financings
  • Investor Agreements
  • Lock Up Agreements
  • Mezzanine Loans
  • Memos of Understanding
  • Non-Profit Financings
  • Pledge Agreements
  • Promissory Notes
  • Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Revolving Notes
  • SAFEs
  • Section 83(b) Elections
  • Stock Issuance
  • Stock Incentive Plans
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Term Sheets

      Intellectual Property & Licensing

Axis assists clients with a wide variety of intellectual property and licensing matters, ranging across copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing, confidentiality, and related matters:

  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Assignments
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Content-Licensing Agreements
  • End-User Agreement
  • Endorsement Deals
  • Intellectual Property Assignment
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Merchandising
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Non-Competes
  • Non-Solicits
  • Privacy Policies
  • Promotional activities
  • Records Retention Policies
  • Software Licensing Agreements
  • Sweepstakes & Contests
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Disputes
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Registrations
  • Web Hosting Agreements
  • Website Terms & Conditions

    Labor & Employment

Axis assists companies with numerous labor law, wage/hour, HR, and employee/employment legal matters, specifically including hiring/firing matters, employee and independent contractor agreements, and compliance with wage ordinances, and local rules.  Employers commonly face similar problems requiring legal services consisting of the following:

  • Labor Law Compliance
  • Wage & Hour Compliance
  • Consultant Agreements
  • Discipline Policies
  • Employment Agreements
  • Executive Employee Agreements
  • Employee Disputes
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employee IP Assignment
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Employee Separate/Release Agreements
  • Employee Wage/Hour Informational Sheet
  • FMLA Leaves
  • HR Policies
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Non-Compete / Non-Solicit Agreements
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Rep Agreements
  • Terms of Use Policies

      B2B / Strategic Partner Contracts

Axis assists business clients with a wide variety of business agreements and transactions with business partners.  For business-to-business agreements, the most common types of contracts can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advertising agreements
  • Agent Agreements
  • App development Agreemeents
  • Consulting agreements
  • Contractor agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Marketing Agreements
  • OEM Agreements
  • Manufacturing Agreements
  • Professional Services Agreements
  • Production Agreements
  • Purchase Order Agreements
  • Supply Agreements
  • U.S. Distribution Agreements
  • Website development Agreements
  • Numerous others


        Intra-Company Disputes

We have experience representing clients in intra-company disputes. Whether your dispute involves investors, shareholders, officers, directors, managers, and a variety of other company insiders, our focus will be to assist you resolve the dispute as cost-effectively and strategically as possible:

  • Business Breakups
  • Corporate Disputes
  • Directors’ and officer liability
  • Freeze-outs and Squeeze-outs
  • Intra-company disputes
  • Investors Disputes
  • Hostile takeovers
  • Judicial dissolution
  • LLC Disputes
  • LLC dissolutions
  • LLC Member Lawsuits
  • LLC Dissolutions
  • Minority shareholder disputes
  • Piercing corporate veil claims
  • Partner Claims
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Receiverships
  • Securities Litigation
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Shareholder Derivative Claims


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Axis has represented a wide variety of business clients  in numerous deals, transactions, contracts, agreements, disputes and legal matters. For information on how we may be able to assist you, please contact [email protected].