Business, Corporate & General Counsel Services
The Firm serves as General Counsel, outside corporate counsel, or as a legal consultant. We represent companies, individual entrepreneurs, stockholders, and investors.
We help businesses with all of their legal needs including formation, investment, stock acquisition, operating documents, banking, asset acquisitions, commercial leases, customer contracts, customer relations and HR, business dispute prevention & resolution, regulatory compliance, data security, privacy, audits and strategic planning.
We address all business needs.
Counseling clients seeking to establish a new business such as Corporations, Partnerships, LLCs, Limited Partnerships, Land Trusts, joint ventures, international commercial ventures, and off-shore companies.
Investment & stock acquisition in U.S. businesses.
Counseling clients in connection with daily business operations and governance.
All contractual negotiations and documentation including distribution agreements, brokerage contracts, vendor agreements, customer sales or services contracts, confidentiality and NDA agreements, security agreements, notes, and corporate operating agreements.
Regulatory Compliance (FCRA, GLBA, HIPAA, data privacy & data security).
Risk Management: background checks, Nondisclosure, Non-Competition Agreements.
Customer dispute prevention, mitigation, and resolution.
Commercial lease negotiations and landlord-tenant relations.
Commercial real estate investment (factories, offices).
Banking and lending transactions, including merchant-bank relations.
Ownership succession, transfer, and buy-sell agreements.
Partner, officer, and director rights and liabilities.
Governmental relations & licensure.
Structuring employee compensation and benefits.
Executive compensation and non-competition agreements.
Counseling clients on labor & employment law compliance and loss prevention issues.
Structuring, negotiating and documenting mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, asset dispositions, tender offers and reorganizations.
Stock options, phantom stock plans and other private company employee incentive compensation programs.
Bankruptcy, reorganization - secured creditor representation.
Representation in all corporate or commercial disputes, including mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Probate & Trust Administration
Probate is the court process for administering the estate of a decedent. We represent the Personal Representatives in collecting and preserving the estate assets, dealing with creditors, advising about proper tax reporting and making distributions to the beneficiaries. We also help Trustees carry out their duties if the decedent created a Trust.
Probate administration is required by law when a person dies with or without a valid last will and testament. A Probate Judge is called upon to determine how the estate will be administered and to whom the assets will be distributed.
We are experienced in the process of probate procedures and provide expeditious administration of the estate, and sensitive service in winding up the affairs of a lost loved one.
Your loved one may also have created an inter vivos (living) trust during her or his lifetime or a testamentary trust through the will. The person or institution named as trustee is responsible for administering the estate assets as instructed by the trust. We help you to effectively carry out your duties as a personal representative or trustee.
The main difference between trust administration and probate is that trust administration is not a court-supervised process. When a person dies leaving a valid trust, a trust administration becomes necessary to carry out the wishes according to provisions outlined in the trust document.
We provide legal guidance to trustees or successor trustees who must administer the estate.
The Firm represents businesses and individuals in legal disputes which require mediation, arbitration or litigation. We have extensive experience and understand diverse business and socio-economic considerations in approaching a lawsuit. Our attorneys are licensed in Florida, California, and the District of Columbia and we work closely with seasoned NY-barred attorneys.
All Florida State Courts: Circuit & County Courts, District Courts of Appeal
Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
Litigation services include:
Complex commercial litigation
Federal and State civil and business litigation
Intellectual property litigation
Alternative civil dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation)
Secured creditor representation in reorganization proceedings / Bankruptcy
All other civil litigation matters
Our goal is to resolve litigation with minimal aggravation & expense. We deliver practical solutions to complex litigation issues. We listen attentively to the client's goals and respond promptly to strategic opportunities to settle disputes. We use the latest technology to manage the clients' matters in the most cost efficient manner.
In an effort to provide the highest level of legal expertise, we frequently co-counsel with seasoned attorneys on matters requiring specialization in legal disciplines such as intellectual property or tax law. The Firm maintains a close network of capable co-counsel to serve clients with unique or ultra-sophisticated legal needs. The Firm also works closely with business consultants, professional experts and some of Florida’s top private investigators.
Real Estate Title & Closing
The Bach Law Firm and Agent's Choice Title provide closing, title & escrow services for residential and commercial real estate transactions throughout Florida. Our Title Agent, Ruzanna Tarannik, brings over 15 years of experience with thousands of successful closings under her belt. A seasoned support team is assigned to every closing. Counsel is available to support realtors in contract negotiation, addenda, title defect resolution and escrow matters.
Full Title Search & Title Commitment from Fidelity National Title Insurance.
Closing in our Boca Raton office, your home, or remotely.
1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges.
Foreign Person Transactions and FIRPTA compliance.
New development and multi-parcel transactions.
Ownership & Encumbrance Search, including lien search.
Our aim is to give you seemless, quality workflow and to close & celebrate every deal!
MASHA BACH, Esq.
Attorney Bach concentrates her practice on business, corporate & commercial law as well as Probate & Trust administration. Attorney Bach serves as General Counsel, outside legal counsel, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and legal advisor to her long-term clients. She is also a seasoned federal and state court civil litigator, representing businesses and individuals since 1997.
Ms. Bach handles Probate and Trust administration, including Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, uncontested Probate, and Probate litigation. We provide general estate and inheritance planning for estates under $10,000,000.
Ms. Bach is admitted to practice in all Florida, Washington D.C. and California state courts (Circuit, County and District Courts of Appeal) as well as the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Ms. Bach is admitted to practice in California (1998), Washington, D.C. (1999) and Florida (2000).
Ms. Bach began her legal career in 1997 as a litigator at a premier labor & employment Watergate firm in Washington, D.C. Prior to establishing her private practice in Florida, Ms. Bach was associated with two of Florida’s largest and most distinguished firms, Akerman Senterfitt, and Gunster Yoakley, where she received superior training in complex corporate and commercial litigation. In 2002 she formed the Bach Law Firm, P.A. and remains the managing partner of the firm. Today, the firm’s clients range from private individuals to national and international corporations. Ms. Bach acts as legal consultant to several U.S. and foreign corporations and serves as counsel to a number of community civic and charitable organizations.
Education & Honors
Attorney Masha Bach received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations, cum laude, from the University of Southern California in 1993, and her Juris Doctor degree in 1997, summa cum laude, from Whittier Law School in California. She graduated first in her law school class.
Ms. Bach served as member and senior editor on the Law Review and was awarded the dean’s merit and academic excellence scholarships. She received six American Jurisprudence awards for highest achievement in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Real Property, Entertainment Law, Professional Responsibility and Ethics. She also received the CALI Excellence For The Future award for highest achievement in the study of Legal Analysis.
Ms. Bach was honored by the Southern California Defense Counsel with an Outstanding Academic Achievement award presented to Ms. Bach by former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She was likewise recipient of the W.W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California.
Attorney Masha Bach attained the highest score on the Florida Bar examination in winter of 2000 and delivered an honorary speech on behalf of newly admitted attorneys at the Third District Court of Appeal induction ceremony. Ms. Bach is fluent in English, Russian, and Hebrew, as well as conversational Spanish.
ALEX BERD, Esq.
Attorney Berd focuses his practice exclusively on immigration law which includes family immigration, business immigration, investor visas, and deportation cases. Alex handles complex business immigration, family reunification and deportation cases for over 20 years.
During the course of Alex’s legal career in the United States, England and Israel, he has handled complex business immigration, family reunification and deportation cases and has vast experience in litigating deportation cases. Alex frequently appears in immigration courts on behalf of his clients, arguing successful cases before immigration judges.
H-1B non-immigrant worker visas
O-1 visas for aliens of extraordinary ability
E-1 trader and E-2 investor visas
Transferee work visas (L-1)
All categories of I-140 Immigration Petitions
Green Card through family reunification (marriage, parent-children, siblings)
Litigation of asylum cases in immigration courts.
Bar Admissions, Education, Languages
Alex Berd is a member of the New York and Israel Bar Associations and England Law Society. Alex graduated with honors from the University of Liverpool Law School in England and Columbia University School of Law in New York. He is fluent in Russian, Hebrew and Ukrainian.
Julia concentrates her practice on business, corporate and commercial law, immigration law, probate administration, general practice, and assists the office of the General Counsel in preparing legal documents, and workflow administration in a preeminent software development company.
Julia is highly proficient in office management and client support necessary to effectively run a busy law practice.
Julia has superb organization and workflow management skills and is always available to help clients with any questions, concerns or scheduling needs.
Julia received her Law Master's Degree from the Odessa Law Academy, Ukraine in 2015. She is well versed in Ukrainian civil, corporate, constitutional, and criminal laws, as well as notarial procedures.
Julia is fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian.
SARAH WINTERS, J.D./M.A.
Law Clerk & Paralegal
SARAH concentrates her practice on corporate transactions, hiring practices, contract drafting and negotiations, compliance, and regulatory audits. She is also well versed in uncontested probate case management and litigation support.
Sarah earned her Master's in Sociology from the New School for Social Research prior to attending paralegal school and law school. She has an extensive background in writing, editing, proofreading, and researching, and was already a skilled proofreader and copy editor prior to commencing her legal or paralegal studies.
Sarah received her formal paralegal training from New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies before earning her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, where her studies provided her with a solid foundation in contract theory, legal research, and legal writing. Sarah's legal training serves her well in her work on contracts, litigation and corporate compliance. She applies her passion for legal writing to drafting and redlining contracts and pleadings. Her outstanding attention to detail makes every work product produced by the Firm sparkle.
Sarah's extensive paralegal experience also includes business law, probate administration, immigration, family law, and real estate transactions.
About The Firm
The Bach Law Firm was born 20 years ago. Today, we represent businesses ranging from large enterprises (over 1,000 employees) to startups (under 20 employees). Many of our clients are closely held LLCs. Our clients are focused on entrepreneurial advancement and innovation in all fields of technology, IT, software, e-commerce, engineering and manufacturing; medicine, high tech, retail and marketing. We navigate the legal landscape in global market economies as a strategic partnership to promote our clients' growth and success.
The practice concentrates on the representation of companies focused on entrepreneurial advancement in all fields of technology, IT, software, SaaS, hi-tech, engineering, data security, e-commerce, logistics, engineering, and manufacturing.
The Firm’s attorneys have extensive expertise in corporate law and commercial transactions including corporate structures, stock acquisition, internal governance and management consulting. We are well versed in all aspects of data privacy and security, regulatory compliance, risk management, contracts negotiations and employment issues. We focus on comprehensive legal consulting aimed at maximizing profitability and growth. We also guide on matters of corporate finance, conventional and private equity, international business ventures and immigration planning, restructuring, receiverships and litigation management.
The Firm maintains a close network of expert co-counsel to help clients with unique issues both in the U.S. and abroad. We frequently engage seasoned attorneys on matters requiring specialization in legal disciplines such as taxation, intellectual property, patent registration, securities, reorganization or corporate succession and estate planning. We also work closely with top business consultants, forensic accountants, valuators, brokers, private investigators, and some of Florida’s top investment and private equity firms.
The Firm represents a broad range of clients from public companies to individual entrepreneurs in legal disputes which require mediation, arbitration or litigation. We have keen knowledge and understanding of diverse business and socioeconomic considerations in approaching a lawsuit. Attorney Bach is addmitted to the state Bars of Florida, California, and the District of Columbia.
6501 Congress Avenue, Suite 240, Boca Raton FL 33487
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