Duane Morris LLP
1875 NW Corporate Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33431-8561
Phone:+1 561 962 2100
Fax:+1 561 962 2101
Working closely with the Duane Morris Miami office, and drawing upon the resources of one of the world's 100 largest law firms, Duane Morris' Boca Raton office provides a wide array of legal services to clients with business interests and investments throughout the world.
Range of Services
Complex Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lawyers in Duane Morris' Trial Practice Group represent clients in all types of complex commercial litigation, from inception through trial and appeal. Duane Morris litigators are experienced in an array of areas, including securities, antitrust, intellectual property, environmental and real estate disputes. Members of the Trial Practice Group work closely with the firm's corporate and bankruptcy lawyers and often represent financial institutions. Duane Morris attorneys have represented numerous international and national manufacturers in all forms of products liability and toxic tort litigation, including defense of product class actions, serving as national coordinating counsel, lead counsel, regional counsel or local counsel. Duane Morris also represents both individuals and corporations facing federal and state allegations of criminal conduct, including fraud, environmental crimes, securities violations, RICO violations, trade espionage and a variety of business-related offenses. In addition to representing clients in U.S. forums and before international tribunals, the firm also provides counsel on settling disputes without conventional litigation by using alternative dispute resolution and advises on methods to anticipate and avoid litigation.
Corporate, Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions
Duane Morris corporate law attorneys advise early-stage and mature companies on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters. Members of the Corporate Practice Group are experienced with mergers and acquisitions, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, hostile acquisitions and defense against takeover attempts. Duane Morris lawyers regularly represent international clients in both domestic and transnational transactions. The firm's attorneys also represent clients in a range of securities offerings and advise public companies on compliance with ongoing reporting obligations and other securities laws.
Employment Law and Management Labor Relations
Duane Morris lawyers represent employers of all sizes in a wide spectrum of labor and employment matters, including equal employment opportunity compliance and litigation, statutory compliance and litigation defense and employment termination. The firm’s attorneys provide a full range of labor relations services, representing clients in union-organizing campaigns, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, negotiations of labor contracts and disputes over labor contract provisions. The group assists employers in protecting their proprietary information and in enforcing noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements. Duane Morris lawyers emphasize policies to prevent employment issues through problem prevention programs and services, including seminars and workshops, customized training programs and employment practice audits.
Attorneys in Duane Morris’ Immigration Practice Group serve a diverse group of clients, including multinational corporations, small professional businesses, financial institutions, embassies and individuals. The attorneys have a comprehensive knowledge of the legal, political and business context in which immigration concerns arise. They not only have a thorough understanding of immigration law, but also understand the bureaucratic intricacies that frequently arise when dealing with decision makers at the Departments of Homeland Security, State, Commerce and Labor.
Duane Morris' intellectual property (IP) lawyers recognize the importance of our clients' intellectual capital to the success of their businesses and understand how to uphold IP rights to increase opportunities for our clients to enhance market share. Our experience includes trademarks and copyrights, patents and brand protection, domestic and international. Members of the firm's IP practice have played pivotal roles in the development of IP law and their ranks include highly trained patent attorneys with backgrounds in biosciences, materials, chemicals, polymers, electronics and telecommunications. Duane Morris' IP litigators have substantial trial and appellate experience in disputes over patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and licenses involving such intangible property.
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Duane Morris corporate attorneys understand the advantages and potential pitfalls for both investors and investment seekers in the private equity and venture capital markets. Our attorneys assist private equity funds, investment banks, financial institutions and individual investors with structuring and consummating private debt or equity investments. We also assist private equity fund clients and management boards in initiating, structuring and completing leveraged buyout offers to take companies private.
Our attorneys serve as counsel to numerous venture capital funds, especially in the biotechnology industry, and have considerable experience in structuring venture capital and other equity and mezzanine investments in early-stage companies. For entrepreneurs, early-stage companies and developing mid-size companies, we provide a wealth of guidance and counsel to help them find the right investors to partner with to grow the business.
Members of the Duane Morris Tax Practice Group are an integral part of the firm's transactional practice. Tax attorneys work closely with the firm's corporate and finance lawyers to structure and effectuate complex transactions from a tax perspective. Duane Morris represent high net worth individuals and enterprises operating as corporations, partnerships or limited liability companies, advising both foreign-owned and U.S.-based multinationals on international and domestic acquisitions and reorganizations, as well as providing federal, state and local tax counsel. Many of the firm's lawyers are frequently sought out to publish and speak to groups of professionals and laypersons alike, and they also serve as consultants in their fields to other professional advisors.
Private Client Services
Duane Morris' Private Client Services Practice Group represents a broad range of closely held business owners and other high net worth individuals with respect to their personal and professional planning. The firm provides estates, trusts, asset planning and related litigation services to individuals, business owners, charitable organizations and fiduciaries. The Private Client Services attorneys have significant experience in the settlement of decedents' estates, fiduciary income tax matters, administration of trusts and counseling on family matters. Throughout each client relationship, Duane Morris attorneys work to minimize tax exposure and implement creative strategies to preserve capital and transfer resources within the client's family and to next generations. The firm also provides all aspects of fiduciary litigation services related to probate, trust and guardianship administration.