Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo provides sophisticated corporate and business advice to privately held companies, to the families and entrepreneurs who operate them, and to those who invest in them. We represent a diversity of companies from high technology and e-commerce firms to manufacturers, professional and not-for-profit organizations, to restaurants and other service businesses. For smaller organizations, we frequently serve as outside general counsel. For companies with international interests, we represent American companies doing business abroad and foreign companies doing business in the United States.
The Firm advises businesses and not-for-profit entities on corporate, LLC and partnership organization, and on governance, regulatory and tax-exempt issues. Our practice includes company formation, angel and venture capital and private placements, executive and employee compensation and equity incentive plans, mergers and acquisitions, copyright and trademark protection, intellectual property licensing, and agency and distribution arrangements, among other areas that help build strong businesses.