Legal Consulting


At ACS, we offer a broad range of legal services.


Many of our clients retain us to act as their “outsourced inhouse counsel.” This arrangement has three principal benefits: (i) we develop an in-depth familiarity with our client’s business, culture and legal needs; (ii) we maintain a long-term relationship, which facilitates efficiency of service (with no additional employee headcount); and (iii) we become an integral part of our client’s management team. The specific general corporate services we provide include:

  • Founders’ agreements, shareholders’ agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements and buy/sell agreements
  • IP agreements, including confidentiality and inventions assignment agreements, terms of service/use and privacy policy
  • Commercial contracts, including services agreements, partnering agreements, vendor/supplier agreements, reseller agreements and OEM agreements
  • Bank documents and agreements
  • Trademark advice and registration



Our transactional practice is integral to our business. Each of our attorneys has 10-20 years of experience and has handled major transactions at some of the biggest and most prestigious law firms in the country. Accordingly, we understand the key issues and how to get deals done efficiently and at a cost that makes business sense. We provide extraordinary hands-on service and advice in connection with the following types of deals:

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Financings (see “Securities Law Matters” below)
  • Strategic investments
  • Intellectual property commercialization, licensing and other technology transactions
  • Debt transactions
  • Strategic alliances, joint ventures, outsourcing and other partnering transactions
  • Tender offers
  • Acquisitions of specified assets
  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • Divestitures and dispositions
  • Restructurings and recapitalizations



The securities laws are complex and require experienced lawyers to help navigate them. Indeed, non-compliance with applicable securities laws could result in serious adverse consequences, including a right of rescission for the security holders (i.e., the right to get their money back), injunctive relief, fines and penalties, and possible criminal prosecution. We have a strong team of experienced securities attorneys, who assist our clients in all kinds of securities-related matters, including:

  • Creation of capital structure and related securities law analysis and filings
  • Seed capital financings, including “friends & family”
  • Angel and venture capital financings
  • Subscription agreements and “accredited investor” documentation
  • Private placements and related SEC and state filings, including SEC Form D
  • Reverse mergers
  • Fund formation
  • SEC compliance