Business Advising

Business Advisory Services

Every time we meet with a new client (and existing client for that matter), the approach is the same. We actively listen to what our clients are saying. If we want to understand what brought you to our offices, we need to do more than just hear what you are saying, we need to understand the motivations behind what you saying. This is why we never charge for the initial meeting. It is important that you feel comfortable while you learn about us; while you decide whether you want to work with us - to retain our firm. There is no way we can provide business advisory services to the level that meets our standards if you are not comfortable and are constantly checking your watch.

Working With Our Clients

What sets our advisory services apart from other firms? It is a common question and one you should not be afraid to ask. The answer is simple. We do not work for our client. The attorneys at this firm work with our client. We are committed to provide personalized attention to each individual or business we represent. We will work with you to understand your business as it stands today and where you want to be tomorrow. We endeavor to respond to your questions for guidance and also highlight both business dangers and opportunities that may be hidden that you need to be aware of. Working with our clients also means that work will be delivered in a timely manner that works for your schedule and not ours. Phone calls are returned promptly.

Examples of Recent Projects
  • Negotiate and draft shareholder agreements, LLC operating agreements and partnership agreements
  • Provide advisory services related to forming appropriate business entities taking into account both tax, liability and funding concerns
  • Advising clients on various methods to obtain capital (money) and the differences between debt and equity financing - review and documentation of these types of deal
  • Establish form customer and vendor agreements
  • Developing employment policies and procedures including employment agreements and independent contractor agreements
  • Advising on restrictive covenants and likelihood of enforcement
  • Drafting employment manuals that are unique to each business

If you have questions about your business, please contact us. We look forward to helping you.

Client Reviews
Adam has been my corporate attorney for over 10 years. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable. He efficiently moves through the judicial system and always keeps the best interest of his client in the foreground. Janet
We hired Adam to represent us for a patent dispute. He was excellent from the very beginning. He was thorough, detailed, honest, forthright, succinct, and available to us for questions at all times. Needless to say he achieved the best outcome we could have hoped for, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. I only wish I could have given him a check mark on all of the attributes listed on LinkedIn, but it would only allow 3. Matt
All of us at Be a Part of the Conversation are indebted to Doug Leavitt and the staff at Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt for their guidance in helping us to establish and grow our nonprofit organization. Doug has been an invaluable resource, providing insight and understanding from the very beginning. In addition to answering our endless questions, he is also incredibly proactive – tirelessly working to ensure that our organization is moving forward in the best light possible. I honestly do not know where we would be today without the support and generosity of Doug and the team at Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt. Kim
We retained Doug to help us in a business dispute regarding several investments we had in restaurants and real estate in Cape May. Doug proved to be skilled in both litigation and negotiation, as well as reducing the settlement to writing, which required a thoughtful approach and high attention to detail to protect out interests because we had to do take back financing. The security agreements had to be carefully written so we could take back the restaurant and IP if the need arose- which it did! Thankfully everything was in place and Doug was able to get everything back and we came out unharmed. It is clear to us that Doug truly cares about his clients. Unless something like this happens to you, you wouldn't know how important it is to have the right attorney. We do. Brian
I am an officer in a Civil Engineering firm in New Jersey with over 45 employees and have retained many attorneys in the past. However, Doug Leavitt has helped my firm in reviewing and developing new corporate documents and professional agreements. Doug is an excellent attorney who is very personable and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Paul