Massachusetts Small Business Law

Key Contacts

Jason A. Rosenberg
Tel: 617-964-7000 x250

Laurance S. L. Lee
Tel: 617-964-7000 x300

businessAttorneys Jason A. Rosenberg and Laurance S.L. Lee have helped numerous clients in varying businesses with their needs.  We advise clients on setting up new Massachusetts corporations and limited liability companies as part of their business development and buy and sell their existing businesses.  We represent clients before the City of Newton Board of License Commissioners to obtain new common victualler’s licenses and to obtain alcohol beverages licenses for restaurants with the Massachusetts Alcohol Beverages Control Commission. 

Our clients range from the so-called “mom and pop” stores, and local restaurants such as The Cottage (located in Chestnut Hill and Wellesley, Massachusetts), and Sycamore (located in Newton Centre, Massachusetts), and Lumiere (located in West Newton Square, Massachusetts) to larger restaurants such as Shake Shack (new location in Newton Chestnut Hill).

Our Small Business legal services include:

  • Common Victualler’s Licenses for Restaurants
  • Alcohol Beverages Licenses with the Massachusetts Alcohol Beverages Control Commission
  • Organization of Massachusetts corporations and limited liability companies
  • Purchase and Sale of small businesses
  • Purchase and Sale of restaurants

In addition, Attorney Martin I. Estner’s of RF&L’s Small Business and Development Group provides expertise in Business Law focusing on providing legal services to owners of small and emerging business entities.

Attorney Estner’s business practice includes:

  • Formations of corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities
  • Business purchases, sales, and mergers
  • Generational transfers
  • Succession planning
  • Shareholder and LLC member agreements
  • License agreements
  • Partnerships and joint venture agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Stock restriction agreements
  • Business financing
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Insurance law
  • Employment Matters
  • Taxation of businesses
  • Commercial real estate leasing and development
  • Contracts and other legal documents

246 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02460 | 617 964 7000