Law Offices of Vance R. Koven

The business law practice of the Law Offices of Vance R. Koven offers a variety of services to business owners and managers, treating every phase of a business's life cycle and operations.

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Firm Overview

Business transactions are the lifeblood of every enterprise. Our vast store of experience and expertise can assist your business with a wide array of transactions, from sales and procurement agreements to licenses, nondisclosure and non-competition agreements, services agreements like telecom and marketing (and much more), employment agreements, commercial office leasing, equipment leasing, architects agreements. You name it and we've probably done it.

We also do not stop at the water's edge: we have long experience in international trade and investment, joint venture agreements, project finance and global supply chains.
Main Office

Main Office
15 Carruth Street
Boston  MA  02124

Phone
  • (617) 291-8171

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, to determine nature of matter and ascertain that we can be of assistance.

Business
The business law practice of the Law Offices of Vance R. Koven offers a variety of services to business owners and managers, treating every phase of a business's life cycle and operations.
The range of matters by no means an exhaustive list in which we can add value to your business extends from business formation, organization and governance, capitalization and finance, to documenting the day-to-day transactions and special events in the life of a company, to acquiring and disposing of businesses and assets, to the protection and recognition of a firm's intellectual property,
to the planning for the eventual succession of the business owners.

Business transactions are the lifeblood of every enterprise. Our vast store of experience and expertise can assist your business with a wide array of transactions, from sales and procure- ment agreements to licenses, nondisclosure and non-competition agreements, services agreements like telecom and marketing (and much more), employment agreements, commercial office leasing, equipment leasing, architects agreements. You name it and we've probably done it.
We also do not stop at the water's edge: we have long experience in international trade and investment, joint venture agreements, project finance and global supply chains.

While patent law requires technical specialization that this firm does not directly offer (though we maintain working relationships with those who do), we possess a broad understanding of how to develop and maintain an IP portfolio, and we are alert to the ways in which companies can enhance their IP positions. In matters of copyright and trademark we can offer direct services in registering, counseling and protecting them on a transactional basis, and can negotiate and structure licensing programs both on the sales and procurement sides of a business.

We represent clients in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, with a long history of supporting individual and organizational clients in creative fields: authors and publishers (including publishing and joint authors' agreements); museums and visual artists (including commissioning agreements and moral rights concerns); music and theater (including performing rights, commissions and contracting). We can assist in obtaining tax exemption and advise on appropriate organizational governance structures.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Because our experience has spanned so many industries and has reflected both outside counseling and in-house practice, we are sensitive to how businesses work and can counsel effectively at every level of an enterprise.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Vance R. Koven has practiced business law for over 40 years. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has counseled Fortune 500 companies, startups, ongoing small businesses, and entrepreneurs buying and selling companies, in industries as varied as manufacturing, computer technology, telecommunications, publishing and oil and gas, as well as nonprofit organizations, authors, artists and musicians. He has extensive experience in international transactions and intellectual property, and is the author of widely cited articles on international investment protection and intellectual property

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

This firm devotes itself exclusively to business organization, transactions in the broadest sense, intellectual property, and acquisitions and divestitures (including integrating acquired businesses into existing operating models). We are strong advocates of the clear, intelligible drafting of documents to avoid unnecessary ambiguity and obscure legalese. Although we have a strong network of colleagues in other areas of specialty, such as litigation, patent prosecution, real estate, trusts and estates, and other personal legal matters, we choose not to spread ourselves thinly to areas in which we add less value. We can therefore bring "Fortune 500" expertise to even the smallest of businesses, with extraordinary cost-effectiveness the result.

Vance R. Koven

Vance R. Koven is a business/corporate attorney with high-level experience in transactional, project finance, intellectual property, and international matters and many related subjects. He is a published author of articles cited by courts and scholars in international and IP subjects. He has extensive experience in licensing, copyright, procurement, sales, commercial leasing, corporate governance and finance.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as Comments and Notes Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal, and of Queens College of the City University of New York, he has served on the boards of numerous civic, community, artistic and hobbyist organizations.

His business law practice serves businesses of all sizes, nonprofit organizations, composers, authors, artists, museums and others in the fine and performing arts.

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