Law Offices of Vance R. Koven | Business Law

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Law Offices of Vance R. Koven | Business Law

The Boston-based business law practice of the Law Offices of Vance R. Koven offers a variety of services to business owners and managers, treating every phase of a business's life cycle & operations.

The business law practice of the Law Offices of Vance R. Koven offers a variety of services to business owners and managers, treating every phase of a business's life cycle & operations.

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Business Law

The Boston-based business law practice of the Law Offices of Vance R. Koven offers a variety of services to business owners and managers, treating every phase of a business’s life cycle and operations.  We strive to provide sensitive and wise counseling, drawing on over four decades of experience with firms of all sizes.

Within this site you will find described a range of matters—by no means an exhaustive list—in which we can add value to your business. They range from business formation, organization and governance, capitalization and finance, to documenting the day-to-day transactions and special events in the life of a company, to acquiring and disposing of businesses and assets, to the protection and recognition of a firm’s intellectual property, to the planning for the eventual succession of the business owners.

About Vance R. Koven

Vance R. Koven has practiced business law for over forty years. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has counseled Fortune 500 companies, startups, ongoing small businesses, and entrepreneurs buying and selling companies, in industries as varied as manufacturing, computer technology, telecommunications, publishing and oil and gas, as well as nonprofit organizations, authors, artists and musicians. He has extensive experience in international transactions and intellectual property, and is the author of widely cited articles on international investment protection and intellectual property.

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New Case Shows̵̵̵-Yet Again-The Perils of Ambiguity

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A recent case in Pennsylvania has come to the refreshing, albeit to laymen blindingly obvious, conclusion that you can’t use bare grammatical or syntactic “rules” to avoid deciding what a contract means based on what the parties intended it to mean. In BL Partners Group, LP v. Interbroad LLC () (sadly not a precedental decision), a building owner leased a rooftop to BLP for a billboard. The lease, which had a 90-year term, included the following language in its termination provision: "In the event that Lessor's building is damaged by fire or other casualty and Lessor elects  ...read more