Business Counseling and Transactions

Business Counseling and Transactions

MARC attorneys understand the intricacies of their clients’ businesses as well as their concerns and long-term goals. We have “big firm” experience, but provide the cost-effective and personal attention of a smaller firm.

For decades, our attorneys have given practical advice and have come up with creative options for clients, large and small, on matters such as formation, governance and dissolution, day-to-day legal compliance, and legal and regulatory obstacles.

We assist clients with all aspects of business counseling and transactional advice, from mergers/acquisitions and strategic planning to complex tax, securities and intellectual property matters. And we provide guidance on corporate governance issues, such as conflicts of interest, financial irregularities, oppressed shareholder claims, and internal and external investigations.

Our experience spans industries such as banking, environmental, construction, trucking, health care, packaging and real estate, among others.

Our practice includes:

  • Capitalization
  • Construction law
  • Corporate governance and dissolution
  • Drafts and negotiation of business contracts
  • Environmental law
  • Equipment leases
  • Formation of corporations/partnerships/limited liability companies
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Investigations
  • Investments
  • Joint ventures
  • Labor law
  • Lending/financial services/finance issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Ownership disputes
  • Preparation of bylaws/shareholder agreements/operating agreements
  • Real estate transactions
  • Securities law
  • Strategic planning
  • Tax law
  • Zoning, planning and land use

If litigation is needed, we also aggressively represent our clients’ interests.

Our recent engagements include:

  • Negotiating a client’s acquisition of a distressed healthcare facility through partial assumption of $11 million in existing financing, including renegotiation of covenants and conditions.
  • Selling a $14.5 million shopping center and handling related environmental remediation issues.
  • Selling a $9.5 million shopping center and handling the related acquisition of a national franchise restaurant and drug store through a 1031 tax-free exchange.
  • Advising an assisted-living operator in connection with the sale of a $300 million portfolio to a national REIT and the leaseback of facilities from the REIT.
  • Facilitating the $38 million refinancing with multiple lenders of a shopping center portfolio.
  • Facilitating the $20 million refinancing of skilled-nursing facilities.
  • Negotiating the buyout of a family partner in a $50 million shopping center and real estate portfolio.
  • Facilitating the $20 million tax-exempt refinancing of a private school.
  • Negotiating a joint venture and the acquisition and refinancing of a $17 million assisted-living facility.

Please contact William P. Munday or Paul F. Carvelli for additional information.

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Partner and Co-Founder

Paul Carvelli, a director and co-founder of the firm, represents corporate and individual clients in state and federal litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He has served as lead counsel in more than two dozen trials and arbitration matters and has more than thirty years of experience advising clients on all legal aspects of their businesses.

Michael Futterman, a partner, concentrates on general business/commercial and employment litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies throughout New York and New Jersey. He represents management and employers in all types of workplace disputes, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, noncompete and trade-secret matters.

Bill Munday, a partner, has more than 30 years of expertise advising clients in corporate, real estate and financing matters. He counsels clients on all aspects of their closely held businesses: formation, capitalization, structure, acquisition/disposition and day-to-day legal issues.

Alice Shanahan, a partner, has extensive experience representing and counseling clients in highly complex environmental matters in New Jersey and New York. She handles all aspects of environmental law, including policy, enforcement, regulatory compliance, settlements with regulatory entities, pursuit of potentially responsible parties (PRPs), permits, audits, remediation, transactions, property transfers, Superfund matters, environmental risk assessments and management of environmental liabilities.

Asaad Siddiqi, a partner, concentrates on commercial litigation, federal/state investigations and compliance, insurance/indemnification, white-collar criminal law, employment and labor, corporate/shareholder disputes, professional misconduct and attorney ethics. He appears in state and federal court and before arbitration panels in cases ranging from Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters to whistleblower litigation.

Of Counsel

William Rupp, of counsel, has more than four decades of experience as a litigator. During this time, William has concentrated on governmental law.

Patrice LeTourneau, an associate, represents clients in employment and environmental matters, as well as commercial and civil litigation. She handles all aspects of business- and employee/employer-related disputes, including counseling, administrative complaints and litigation in a diverse range of employment-related matters such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, contract and severance issues.

James Harry Oliverio, an associate, concentrates his practice on general business and commercial litigation in state and federal courts in New Jersey, and state courts in New York.

Kate Suell, an associate, concentrates her practice on general business and commercial litigation as well as environmental regulatory, litigation and transactional matters. Kate has extensive experience representing clients in all manner of complex commercial matters and has experience representing clients in administrative and judicial proceedings before state and federal courts, as well as agencies such as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.


Allison Zsamba’s practice concentrates on litigation and counseling services in the areas of commercial, employment and environmental law. Allison’s clients range from large to small business entities. As a litigator, Allison regularly advocates on behalf of her clients in state and federal courts and via arbitration and mediation panels. She also provides her clients business and transaction guidance to maximize their goals as well as avoid future liabilities.

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