Areas of Practice
The litigation team at B&A represents clients across the spectrum of individual and business disputes, including: breach of contract matters, commercial torts, business breakups, insurance coverage, theft of trade secret and boundary disputes.
B&A’s litigation expertise spans a wide range of industries, which include local and national businesses, and individuals in a variety of sectors, including: health care, real estate, manufacturing, financial services, technology, retail sales, construction and engineering.
Labor & Employment
Block & Associates offers a variety of services in the labor and employment arena, including human resource counseling, implementation of best employment practices, drafting and review of employment contracts and consulting agreements, employment litigation including disputes related to non-compete agreements, harassment, discrimination and retaliation, and on-site training for implementation of anti-harassment and discrimination policies and procedures.
Beverly Block is a court-certified mediator and early-neutral evaluator who specializes in the mediation of business disputes and employment matters. In mediating cases, Bev applies her years of trial and practice management experience to help the parties arrive at a resolution. Having represented countless businesses and individuals in a wide array of disputes, Bev has a unique ability to identify common barriers that fuel and perpetuate disputes, while simultaneously addressing the practical realities and emotional drivers necessary to find common ground.
Corporate, Tax & Non-Profit
B&A provides a wide array of general corporate legal services, including: assistance in all phases of business formation, business structuring, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, strategic partnerships, assistance with corporate governance, emerging business counseling, review and drafting of corporate documents, loan agreements, joint venture agreements, and estate planning and wealth accumulation counseling.
The lawyers at B&A also have extensive experience in tax law including: local, state and federal tax planning, like kind exchanges, and audit assistance. In the non-profit arena, B&A lawyers assist our clients in the formation and structuring of non-profit entities, drafting organizational documents, corporate governance, and securing appropriate tax exemptions.
Real Estate & Finance
The real estate lawyers at B&A work closely with buyers, sellers, developers and landlords to assist in a broad array of real estate matters, including: the review of leases, real estate lending, closings, property acquisition, landlord/tenant disputes, financing, and development projects. In the finance arena, B&A represents alternative finance companies, including merchant cash advance companies and factors, as well as fintech companies in the analysis of loan agreements, examining financing alternatives, collections and collateral management, negotiating and documenting secured and unsecured commercial loan transactions, and asset-based lending.