Messner Reeves LLP
Our Practice Areas
Messner Reeves has earned a distinguished reputation for offering effective legal counsel, quick response and the highest level of professional integrity in the following areas of practice:
Our appellate attorneys are a skilled and specialized group of practitioners experienced in all aspects of appellate representation. We help our clients evaluate their cases so they can make early, informed decisions regarding the likelihood of an appeal and how best to posture their case to maximize the chances for success.
Our transaction team counsels clients throughout the evolution of a business – from entity formation and related start up activities to commercial contracts, mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, reorganizations, investment exits, the Firm represents different sizes of businesses in every stage of their evolution.
When a crisis arises, we are equipped and prepared to address the situation and respond in a professional and timely manner. We are focused on investigating the facts, and advising our clients on the best course of immediate action to prevent initial damage from spreading to the client’s reputation and business interests.
Our intellectual property team works hand-in-hand with the corporate team to ensure that our clients achieve the best possible counseling and comprehensive protection for all of their intellectual property rights and assets. Our attorneys understand that a business’ most valuable assets are often intangible forms of intellectual property that may be frequently overlooked and left unprotected.
Labor & Employment
Our Labor & Employment Practice Group works with clients of all sizes and in a variety of industries to navigate the maze of labor and employment law issues. We work with clients to develop preventive practices and procedures to minimize risks, resolve disputes, and effectively structure related business matters. We also represent our clients in traditional labor law matters.
Our Litigation Practice Group represents clients in a wide range of cases, with particular emphasis on business-related litigation. Our litigators practice in both state and federal courts. Our trial lawyers are experienced in jury and bench trials, arbitrations, appeals and administrative proceedings, are licensed in a number of jurisdictions and manage cases in numerous other states.
We provide a comprehensive approach to liquor licensing and pride ourselves on producing a streamlined process from original concept to opening day and beyond for our clients. Our liquor licensing experts have a broad range of knowledge and experience in a wide variety of local, State and Federal licensing matters.
Our attorneys have the depth and knowledge to provide clients with a full-range of real estate services. Clients of the Real Estate Practice Group include local and national businesses ranging from small entrepreneurs to large companies. We represent property investors and owners, developers, private equity funds, banks and financial institutions, real estate investment trusts, commercial landlords and retail tenants.
Retail, Restaurants & Hospitality
The Messner Reeves team understands that a successful retail store, restaurant or hotel not only requires excellent food and service but also requires strict intellectual property protections, a functional corporate structure, savvy lease or real property purchase negotiations, timely obtaining permits (including liquor licensing) and proper employment procedures. In addition, we counsel our retail, restaurant and hospitality clients on financing issues they might face; including raising public and private capital, mergers and acquisitions, and complicated financing (equity or debt).
Wills, Trusts & Estates
We provide comprehensive estate planning for individuals and their families with focus on your business and personal needs. We work closely with accountants, financial consultants, insurance agents and other advisors to create estate and tax planning documents that meet all of the clients’ objectives while minimizing costs, delays and taxes.