What We Do

Brand Development

Attorneys often forget that brand building is more than advising on strictly legal issues. Trademarks, copyright, advertising, packaging, website security, banking, and importing are all areas to evaluate.

Your logos, artwork, and product designs are what sets your business apart from everyone else. With Ascension Law you have the advantage of lawyers who will identify your intellectual property needs. We bring a wealth of experience and excellence in these areas.

Commercial Real Estate

Our real estate team combines sound legal knowledge and the ability to grasp a client’s concerns and goals with a sensitivity to dynamic deals. The attorneys at Ascension Law offer broad experience in all aspects of real estate. We understand the legal elements and tools necessary to formulate solutions, assess and mitigate risk, and facilitate successful projects. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Acquisition, Disposition and Development of All Real Estate Asset Types
  • Closings: Contract to Closing
  • Retail, Office, Warehouse, Medical and Industrial Leasing and Subleasing
  • Construction and Permanent Real Estate Financing
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Lending
  • Portfolio Management
  • 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Ground Lease and Sale-Leaseback Transactions
  • Easements, Restrictions, and Other Development Agreements
  • Formation of Real Estate Related Business Entities and Joint Ventures
  • Real Estate Related Litigation
  • Condemnation and Eminent Domain Claims
  • Construction Liens
  • HOA Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Title Examinations and Opinions
  • Boundary Line Disputes

Corporate Law

The corporate team prides itself on being an extension of our clients – an in-house counsel that just happens to be physically located outside. Our business litigators, tax lawyers, and extensive network further ensure that our clients receive the correct and most efficient business solution. The corporate transactional team regularly partners with clients to assist in handling the following matters:

  • Entity Formation/Organization
  • Franchise Needs
  • Shareholder Agreements and Operating Agreements
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Structure
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Buy and Sale Side of Mergers and Acquisitions (Stock Purchases, Asset Purchases, and Others)
  • Combinations, Divestitures, and Recapitalizations
  • International Transactions
  • Business Succession Planning

Criminal Law

The Ascension Law criminal team will listen, understand, and advocate. We are skilled attorneys who will gather the complete picture in order to guide you to the best possible solution. The Ascension Law criminal team advises and guides clients through the following matters:

  • Traffic Law
  • DWI
  • Driver’s License Suspension
  • Drug Crimes
  • Misdemeanors
  • Restraining Orders
  • Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings

Employment Law

The Ascension Law employment team advises all types of businesses and individuals. Our experienced attorneys will listen and understand your issues to arrive at a course of action tailored to your specific circumstances. We routinely advise and guide clients in the following matters:

  • Employer Liability Defense
  • EEOC, DOL, Non-compete, and Non-solicitation Claims
  • Employment and Severance Agreements
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Harassment
  • Wage and Hour and Overtime Claims
  • Discrimination
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation
  • Hostile Work Environment

Estate Planning

The estate planning group is comprised of experienced attorneys who routinely provide comprehensive advice to individuals and families in the following areas:

  • Wealth and Estate Planning
  • Charitable Lead and Remainder Trusts
  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts
  • Grantor Trusts
  • General Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Powers of Attorney
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Probate and Wills
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Estate Administration

Family Law

Your best interests and those of your family always come first. No one walks out feeling that they’ve won when it comes to ending their marital relationship, but by creating realistic expectations, clients can walk out feeling satisfied and confident that their attorney led them in the right direction and did what was best for them and their family. The Ascension Law team can help you with the following matters:

  • Legal Separation (Divorce from Bed and Board and Separation Agreements)
  • Absolute Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Child Custody and Child Support
  • Post-separation Support and Alimony
  • Modification and Enforcement of Court Orders and Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relation Orders (QDROs)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Legitimation
  • Name Changes for Adults and Children
  • Family Financial Mediation

Global Supply Chain

Every business depends on relationships with its strategic partners, vendors, suppliers, and customers, to achieve business goals and dreams. Our team understands that one size does not fit all. One contract is not right for every business or relationship. We represent clients in the following types of supply chain transactions:

  • Logistics Contracts
  • Manufacturing Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Technology Agreements
  • Master Service Agreements
  • Statements of Work/Work Orders
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Requirements Contracts
  • Marketing, Promotion, Sponsorship, Branding, and Co-Branding Contracts
  • Professional Services
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Procurement Contracts

Litigation

“To a hammer, every problem is a nail.” Too often, litigators exemplify this cliché and pursue aggressive litigation in response to any problem. While lawsuits can be an effective tool, they involve time and expense. Our litigation team partners with clients to understand their legal and business goals. If disputes require litigation, we have the tenacity, experience, and resources to bring a positive outcome. We also have the wisdom and perspective to recognize circumstances in which the best solution is to avoid the time and cost of unproductive litigation. Ascension Law will work with you to find the approach that gets you or your business closer to its goals.

    • Contract Disputes and Other Commercial Disputes
    • Real Property Disputes
    • Commercial and Residential Lease Disputes
    • Estate Disputes
    • HOA Disputes
    • Insurance Coverage Litigation
    • Professional Liability Defense
    • Collections Matters
    • Shareholder or Stakeholder Disputes
    • Tort Claims, Including Fraud and Negligence
    • Other Civil Litigation Matters

Private Finance

Ascension Law understands that financing is required at all business stages, and sometimes traditional bank financing may not be an option. Our private finance team understands the leverage in each private financing transaction is unique. We focus on the client’s goals in closing the transaction and on creating a positive relationship with the investor or lender. Our team stands ready to assist clients in existing private financing transactions by assisting clients in securing the next level of finance, whether that is private, public, or some combination.

  • Venture Capital Transactions
  • Private Equity, Mezzanine, and other Types and Combinations of Sub-Debt Transactions
  • Preferred Stock and Minority Shareholder
  • Investment Transactions
  • Roll-Ups
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Fund Formation
  • SBIC Work

Tax Law

The Ascension Law tax practice group advises large corporations, closely held businesses, partnerships, families, and individuals on planning, transactional, and controversy matters. We routinely advise clients on the following areas:

  • Tax Controversy and Litigation
  • Corporate Tax
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Entity Formation and Operation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
  • Real Estate Acquisition and Disposition
  • Cash Management, Financing, and Hedging
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • International Tax
  • Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations
  • Partnerships, LLCs, and S Corporations
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Taxation of Native Americans

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  • Legal Disclaimer: This form is not intended as tax or legal advice.