Franzblau Dratch, P.C. Large firm representation, small firm service



Franzblau Dratch's business law group, headed by partner Martin Fenik, which includes the traditional "corporate" and tax-related areas. Members of the firm bring a wealth of practical experience which cuts across traditional practice borders to solve our clients' problems effectively.


The corporate department represents corporations, partnerships and individuals conducting a broad spectrum of business activities. Our clients range from large corporate enterprises to smaller family owned and other privately held businesses. The corporate department regularly represents clients in merger and acquisition transactions, institutional financing, creditors' rights, and other complex financial transactions. The corporate department also advises the firm's clients on a broad range of business transactions, including the formation of joint ventures, the preparation of sales, marketing, distribution, employment and non-competition contracts, and the structuring of secured transactions. Additionally, we render advice to clients in their interaction with government agencies and in their compliance with the statutory and regulatory requirements of federal, state, and other regulatory agencies, including providing practical suggestions for the resolution of their business problems.

Banking and Transactional Law

Franzblau Dratch represents institutional and private lenders in secured and unsecured loan transactions of every description, including asset-based lending, extension of lines of credit, term loans, loan restructuring, commercial and residential mortgage loan transactions, and financing condominium and commercial real estate projects. In conjunction with our other practice areas, we have broad experience handling loan disputes, loan defaults, workouts, mortgage foreclosures, collections and insolvency-related matters representing lenders as well as borrowers.


The constant monitoring and analysis of the evolving statutory, regulatory and case law in all areas of federal and state taxation enable our tax department to continually develop creative solutions to a multitude of tax problems faced by our clients in today's complex tax environment. Our tax practice includes: submitting requests for Internal Revenue Service rulings; research relating to individual, general corporate, and partnership tax matters; tax planning for and structuring of business transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, liquidations, and recapitalization; review or establishment of pension and profit-sharing plans, deferred compensation arrangements, and employee stock option plans; determinations as to the choice of appropriate tax entity; the drafting of special tax provisions required in real estate partnership or like-kind exchange transactions; and preparation of tax opinion letters for private placement memoranda. We also represent taxpayers in the negotiation of settlements of tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing agencies,

in addition to representing them in tax litigation before the United States and New Jersey Tax Court.

General Corporate Counseling

We offer experienced general counseling from partners with extensive experience serving corporations from both inside and outside such companies whose diverse business activities include manufacturing, distribution, financial services, publishing, computer science, insurance, food packaging, pharmaceutical, entertainment, personnel placement, accounting, security, construction, demolition, material recycling, leasing, and communications. We have considerable experience in coordinating our representation and advice with a client's in-house legal staff. In a unique application of the firm's diversified talent, the firm conducts internal investigations for clients confronting possible regulatory or punitive exposure and then provides counsel as to a course of conduct best calculated to minimize such exposure.