The Law office of Sherwood Guernsey has decades of experience advising and representing businesses of all sizes on the many issues and challenges they face daily. From small local businesses to multi-million dollar companies, this practice area has long been a foundation of the firm.
We will review your facts and help you anticipate unexpected issues that might arise in the future, with common sense, practical solutions. It is this “forward thinking” that will reduce tomorrow’s problems, protect your interests and save you money and aggravation after the documents are signed. We create, maintain and, if necessary, dissolve a wide range of business entities. We will advise you on all types of financing, contract issues, purchase and sale agreements, option agreements, leases, zoning and permitting, licensing, employment issues, intellectual property, tax planning, and compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
“Sherwood Guernsey and his colleagues have provided invaluable legal counsel for both my family and family farm. They are passionate about their work, professional and bring a care for their clients that makes working with them a pleasure. Knowing that I have Sherwood and his team in my corner gives me confidence as I navigate the intricacies of daily life and small business ownership.”
-Topher Sabot, Cricket Creek Farm
“NBT Bank purchased some former Legacy Bank branches associated with a divestiture required by the U.S. Justice Dept. related to the acquisition of Legacy by Berkshire Bank. NBT retained Sherwood Guernsey`s firm to help transfer all loans purchased in that transaction to NBT Bank as well as the personal and real property or leases associated with the transaction, including negotiating some terms of the contract. The process was quite involved and Sherwood and his team worked fast and efficiently to accomplish the task working with multiple parties, including NBT personnel, customers, town and city officials and Berkshire personnel. Since the branch acquisitions, NBT has continued to retain Sherwood`s firm on routine as well as complicated transactions, commercial and residential mortgages, a bond financing transaction, commercial work out and collection actions and general banking representation in Berkshire County and beyond. Sherwood and his staff are great to work with. They understand the goals and the processes of the Bank, work to protect the interests of the Bank at the same time as promoting the interests of the general community, work extremely well with staff of the Bank and provide expert advice, timely delivered and at reasonable rates. The Bank feels they have more than an attorney/client relationship with the Sherwood Guernsey Law Firm; we feel we have a true partnership with the firm. The Bank is very pleased with our on-going relationship.”
– F. Sheldon Prentice, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, NBT Bank
- Represented a limited partnership in a $50 Million loan secured by a first mortgage on a residential apartment building
- Represented an institutional lender on a $12 Million loan bonded by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
- Counsel to Cricket Creek Farm
- Counsel to Mezze, Inc.
- Counsel to Henry V. Rabouin, Inc.