The Bhakta Firm advises on business acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic alliances, capital-raising transactions, employment and compensation arrangements and a wide array of commercial matters. The Bhakta Firm counsels clients in the development and implementation of strategic plans for start-up, emerging and expansion-stage companies, and family business
The Bhakta Firm serves as strategists in pre-litigation stages, and in the vast majority of cases successfully negotiates a buy-out on favorable terms without litigation. From our extensive experience in business divorce cases, The Bhakta Firm has developed a unique approach to helping business owners adopt well conceived agreements for their business marriage and avoid costly disputes.
The Bhakta Firm advises entrepreneurs as to the most advantageous type of entity to form, taking into consideration desired ownership and management structure, anticipated financing and the ultimate exit strategy. Companies and their managmeent are advised concerning matters of corporate/company organization and governance and the relationships between business owners and management, including representation of boards of directors, board committees and executive officers with respect to fiduciary duties
Nick regularly functions as general counsel to his clients in developing litigation strategy and managing their commercial litigation matters. In addition to his experience in business litigation, and disputes among business owners, Nick Bhakta has managed complex commercial litigation arising from abandoned or failed transactions, claims for breach of contract and indemnification, and other claims against current or former business owners, directors officers, managers, employees or service providers.
The Bhakta Firm advises entrepreneurs as to the most advantageous type of entity to form. Taking the success of any business depends on its ability to be productive in day-to-day operations. Understanding this need, The Bhakta Firm represents owners and managers of businesses of all sizes in formulating contracts to meet their operational needs. The Bhakta Firm also represents clients in developing and negotiating highly customized contracts for complex commercial transactions
The Bhakta Firm represents entrepreneurs in evaluating franchise opportunities, negotiating franchise agreements and area development agreements. Organizing the franchised business and entering into leases and other agreements essential to the franchise operation, Nick has handled numerous acquisitions and sales of franchises.
Lease Analysis and Review
Full-Service documents related to real estate transactions, including Sales Contracts, Promissory Notes, Loan and Financing Documents, Deed of Trust, Uniform Commercial Code Documentation, Assignments, Liens, Escrow Agreements, Commercial Leases
Nick has extensive experience in lending and finance transactions, from the perspective of the borrower, Nick helps entrepreneurs and companies structure, negotiate and obtain bank loans and other institutional financing, conduit loans, receivables factoring, mezzanine loans, loan investments hybrids, and other private investments.
Nick serves as outside general counsel and a trusted advisor to his clients, often becoming an integral part of the management team, helping clients confront their legal and business challenges. Clients call on Nick not only for his legal advice but for his business acumen and strategic insight.
Real Estate Transactions
The Bhakta Firm represents parties in a variety of real estate transactions, including land acquisition, financing, leasing and management. Nick is often involved in the formation and structuring of entities to create complex and customized structures for financing or other deal specific purposes.
Wills & Estates
The Bhakta Firm handles the simplest probate transaction to the most complicated probate matters including Wills-Trusts-Estates, Asset-Protection and Probate Work / Advice.