Davis Malm's closely held business attorneys concentrate on solving the unique problems that confront family and small businesses. This team approach arose out of the recognition that these businesses have unique problems that must be addressed in a comprehensive manner.
Our interdisciplinary team invokes years of experience and the expertise of seasoned lawyers practicing in the areas of business, trusts and estates, tax, and litigation. We are prepared and equipped to address each stage of family and closely held small business development, including initial selection of the appropriate business form, financial structure, access to capital, corporate and family tax planning, corporate governance, generational succession, and estate planning designed to protect the integrity and value of the business. In addition, our transactional attorneys have assisted small businesses in numerous mergers and acquisitions, joint venture agreements, split-offs and spin-offs, and repurchases or redemptions of founders' shares.
For owners of family and small businesses who are confronted with problems that cannot be resolved, our litigators have extensive experience in arbitrating and trying these cases. Our attorneys led the team that won the landmark Demoulas litigation, which included shareholder derivative claims and was believed to have resulted in the largest judgment ever achieved, up to that date, in Massachusetts. We bring to our clients' issues not only a keen awareness of how to anticipate and resolve problems at the earliest possible stage, but years of winning experience.