"My goal is to provide client-centered, cutting-edge, cost-effective legal expertise."
-David S. Greber
Mr. Greber's extensive business law experience includes representation of companies and corporations in all stages of their business life-cycle, from initial founding, through growth and expansion, to sale. His intellectual property law background includes the registration and protection of copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Mr. Greber’s estate planning experience includes drafting complex trusts and wills, powers of attorney, advanced directives, and living wills.
Following are more specific examples of the types of legal work Mr. Greber does and the kinds of clients he typically represents.
Business and Intellectual Property Law
Since the adoption of the federal “check the box” rules governing taxation of limited liability companies, most of the companies Mr. Greber has helped form have been LLCs. He has often worked with his clients and their CPAs to analyze whether the business being formed would best be taxed as a partnership, S Corporation, C Corporation, or disregarded entity. Mr. Greber has drafted numerous limited liability company operating agreements, particularly for companies taxed as partnerships, with a variety of governance, distribution, and buy-back provisions.
Mr. Greber advises clients concerning their company governance obligations under applicable statutes and ownership agreements. He has helped clients draft private placement memoranda for use in raising money by sales of securities to accredited investors under Rule 506 of federal Regulation D.
Mr. Greber has also negotiated and drafted a wide variety of corporate contracts, including distribution and research cooperation agreements between American and foreign entities, joint venture agreements, and license agreements. He has assisted clients in buying and selling businesses using both asset purchase and ownership purchase agreements.
Mr. Greber’s federal trademark law experience includes comprehensive trademark search analysis, responding to and overcoming Trademark Examining Attorney objections to registration, negotiating trademark coexistence agreements with potential opposers, representation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and filing Declarations of Use and Incontestability.
Privacy and Data Protection Law
Mr. Greber is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community. The IAPP developed and launched the only globally-recognized credentialing programs in information privacy. Mr. Greber holds the CIPP/US certification (Certified Information Privacy Professional / US concentration). He advises clients on how to comply with federal and state privacy laws governing the collection, use, retention, disclosure, and destruction of personal information from customers.
Mr. Greber’s approach to estate planning is to first listen closely to his clients’ hopes, dreams, and concerns, and then design an estate plan that fits their circumstances. Basically, this usually entails helping his clients to:
- Remain independent and self-sufficient while they are alive and well;
- Implement planning that assists them in the event of their mental incapacity; and
- Upon death, gives what they have, to whom they want, the way and when they want, while saving all possible attorneys’ fees, court costs, and taxes.
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