GREEN LINE, BEACON STREET
CITY OF BOSTON
RED SEAT, FENWAY PARK
BUNKER HILL MONUMENT
CITGO SIGN, KENMORE SQUARE
LEONARD ZAKIM BUNKER HILL BRIDGE
HEAD OF THE CHARLES REGATTA
SOUTH END GROUNDS
MAYOR KEVIN WHITE
BELL IN HAND TAVERN
MAYOR JAMES CURLEY
OLD SCOLLAY SQUARE
OLD STATE HOUSE
MASSACHUSETTS 54TH REGIMENT
MARSH CHAPEL, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
CHEERS (BULL FINCH PUB)
"As an independent television/print/web journalist and financial advisor I have relied on Eric Belanger of ENDEAVORLEGAL to navigate both business and legal aspects of the many types of contracts I'm offered. He is incredibly responsive, a pleasure to work with and deftly negotiates to best protect my financial and legal interests. I have always been very pleased with the results Eric has been able to achieve on my behalf. I highly recommend him and his work to the media and start-up business communities."
Carmen Wong Ulrich
New York, New York
"As the co-owner of a small business finding the right support cast is daunting. Over the three year period since we started our business we’ve been through multiple sales people, office staff and IT groups. The one person whom hasn’t changed since the beginning has been our business lawyer, Eric Belanger.
"He came recommended through a mutual friend. My business partner and I initially met with Attorney Belanger in a comfortable environment over lunch. We gave him a general vision of our business plan and partnership. He had our limited liability company and operating agreement organized, up and running in short order.
"Since then, Mr. Belanger has done all of our contract reviews, employee documents and provides legal advice regularly. The professionalism of his documents and his ability to explain complicated legal terminology is stellar. His availability and responsiveness outside of business hours exceeds expectations. In closing, our experience with Attorney Belanger has been excellent and is highly recommended."
"ENDEAVORLEGAL represented ShoeDazzle.com during our first round of venture capital funding in 2009. Attorney Belanger responded to changing circumstances and negotiated the major corporate and financing documents. EL provides big-firm counseling without the big firm price, and held its own with a major law firm on the other side of the deal. They cleared state securities laws and contractual hurtles without any significant delay. We received solid legal advice in a timely fashion at a fair price."
Santa Monica, California
"Eric [Belanger] is a terrific attorney--he is highly competent, thorough, and most of all, fair and reasonable with his rates, which is a rarity with attorneys. He was a pleasure to work with, and a true advocate in protecting me in regards to a startup/employee stock option contract. He came highly recommended from a friend, and I have similarly had a great experience with him."
New York, New York
"When my small business started to grow, I had a wide variety of questions and challenges to contend with. Decisions on how to structure and implement employee contracts, vendor negotiations, tax questions etc. were handled efficiently and professionally by Attorney Belanger of ENDEAVORLEGAL. Eric came highly recommended to me, and I can say with confidence that he produced excellent results."
"When the management team of Jornata, LLC decided to start a business as a technology service provider, we contacted ENDEAVORLEGAL to assist us in getting the legal framework going. We had questions and issues about ownership of intellectual property (including brand); control, management and ownership structuring and all the other questions of business and law that come along with being a first time entrepreneur. Attorney Eric Belanger structured a LLC agreement specifically tailored to the needs of the business. The business has grown over time and we always call upon Eric to take care of contractual matters such as employment arrangements and ownership restructuring. Always, ENDEAVORLEGAL produces clear, concise results. We have been very satisfied with the legal advice provided by Eric Belanger."
"Our company is very pleased to have ENDEAVORLEGAL as part of our team dating back to March of 2003. Initially we retained the firm's services to review and revise our corporate records (which were improperly prepared by another law firm) to work in line with the legal requirements of our industry. Since then, ENDEAVORLEGAL has helped us set up stock purchase programs as additional compensation for our general manager and chef, fulfill our corporate Massachusetts compliance requirements, and review our contracts with food and beverage distributors and equipment lenders. When we decided to complete an investment round, ENDEAVORLEGAL prepared a detailed business plan and offering documents for us to provide to our investors. One investor had an attorney from WilmerHale look over the documents and the attorney told our investor 'whoever prepared these really knew what they were doing.' I was impressed. The best attribute of our relationship with ENDEAVORLEGAL is their hands on approach. They call us frequently and stop by to see how we are doing on a regular basis. These lawyers take a personal interest in our business - It is very hard to find legal counsel to take a personal interest in what you are trying to accomplish ... let alone attorneys with the business and legal experience these guys possess."
"I decided to bring another physician into the ownership of my professional corporation, a medical practice. I was unsure as to how to go about this process, what the legal and tax implications would be, etc. Atty. Belanger of ENDEAVORLEGAL worked with me to identify what I wanted and developed an offer proposal for me. His work was thorough and comprehensive and was completed very quickly. Mr. Belanger has since been very helpful with other legal questions pertaining to my practice."
Bristol, Rhode Island
"I was very happy to have Mr. Belanger and Mr. Work of ENDEAVORLEGAL handle the business deal regarding the purchase of two pieces of commercial real estate. They worked hand in hand with our company to bring the deal to a close with the best interests of our business in mind. Mr. Belanger never let up - telling us over and over that 'the deal had to work from a business perspective' and that we could not let the bank push us around just because we wanted the properties. He pressed and pressed and the bank's lawyers finally let him have almost every change he wanted in the mortgage contracts. Since the closing of that deal, we have handed all our legal needs over to ENDEAVORLEGAL because they proved to us that they provide superb service and understand the needs of a small business."
"We retained ENDEAVORLEGAL to help us obtain a 2 am extension on our liquor license. The City of Boston granted our extension application. The firm has been very helpful to us and our business for over three years - we use them for all the legal needs of our business."
"Our organization was extremely impressed by how quickly Mr. Rampenthal of ENDEAVORLEGAL responded to our needs for privacy policies and employment contracts and how thorough the firm responded to our needs in the legal documents they put in place for us. As a non-profit corporation, it is often difficult to find quality representation at a great price. ENDEAVORLEGAL understood our needs and worked with us to accomplish our goals with a minimum of cost. The attorneys at ENDEAVORLEGAL are truly some of the best I’ve worked with."
Los Angeles, California
"My family owns property under the umbrella of an LLC. I asked Atty. Belanger of ENDEAVORLEGAL to review the LLC documents and he made numerous revisions in order to avoid unwanted inheritance issues and minimize tax implications. He worked with my accountant to insure that taxes would not be a problem over the next several years."
Bristol, Rhode Island
"We were starting a new company and needed help with setting up all the legal requirements including a contract between myself and my business partner and obtaining Limited Liability Company status with the State of Rhode Island. Attorney Belanger of ENDEAVORLEGAL provided us with solid legal advice, drafted all the paperwork explaining everything thoroughly and helped us get started in record time. Since then, he has assisted us with the development of business contracts and financial compensation management strategies. I highly recommend ENDEAVORLEGAL to any company in the development process. ENDEAVORLEGAL maintains a high standard of practice and maintains a professional relationship with our company on a regular and on-going basis."
"When I learned that the real estate agency I was using in New York City had a horrible reputation in the business, I requested a refund of the fee I had paid to them and was refused. A friend recommended I contact Mr. Belanger of ENDEAVORLEGAL who agreed to represent me on a pro-bono basis. Mr. Belanger was able to get my full refund within an extremely short period of time. I truly appreciated the help, professionalism and guidance Mr. Belanger was able to provide."
New York, New York
"ENDEAVORLEGAL incorporated my company quickly and expertly even though I am located in Miami and the law firm is based in Boston. Communication was excellent and this facilitated the process greatly. I would recommend the firm to anyone who needs legal assistance."
"I contacted ENDEAVORLEGAL when I was starting my small business. I wasn't familiar with all the twists and turns that I would encounter just trying to lift my business off the ground. Attorney Belanger met with me and was able to walk me through the minefield that is starting a new business. His knowledge and expertise was just what I needed, and I look forward to a long and successful partnership with the firm!"
"In the entertainment world of music and film, contractual agreements can become so confusing when negotiating rights between musicians, filmmakers, promoters and record labels. During the summer of 2004, I was engaged to capture a three day music festival featuring fifty bands and memorialize the event on DVD. ENDEAVORLEGAL assisted me in preparing agreements and negotiating the intellectual property and economic rights of my business, the artists, the promoters and the festival staff. All parties were pleased with their end under the agreements. ENDEAVORLEGAL attorneys were very knowledgeable in this area of the law and were very attentive to my needs. I later engaged ENDEAVORLEGAL to develop my business' standard agreement for working with nationwide touring acts."
New York, New York
"As a small business, we do our best to save money by wearing many hats and doing as much work as possible ourselves. When it came time to draft a product ordering contract for our wholesale clients, we researched online and found a few samples to follow. We put together a document we thought was professional looking and legally accurate. As a precaution, we asked Attorney Belanger of ENDEAVORLEGAL to look it over. Attorney Belanger meticulously reviewed our contract and completed a complete overhaul of the document ... when he delivered his first revisions to us, it was unrecognizable from the contract we had initially prepared. Crucial additions to the contract are sure to save us from much grief down the road. The revised and reformatted document Attorney Belanger delivered to us also provided our company with an efficient and consistent system through which to take orders from our clients without attempting customize the contract with an inexperienced hand. He maintained constant communication with me throughout the process as we discussed each draft of the contract until both he and I were completely satisfied with the finished product. I really felt like I was his most important client! ENDEAVORLEGAL went above and beyond all our expectations and we had a professionally prepared client ordering contract at a reasonable fee in a matter of days. ENDEAVORLEGAL continues to be an important resource for growing our business; every small business needs the type of reliable legal counsel ENDEAVORLEGAL provides."
"When starting up our restaurant and bar, we knew that we needed top-notch legal work. We had an LLC, but really didn’t know what to do with it. After our first meeting with Chas Rampenthal at ENDEAVORLEGAL, we knew we found more than an attorney – we found a business partner. ENDEAVORLEGAL completely re-crafted our LLC Operating Agreement and allowed us to attract several great investors – their money was protected and we are able to operate the business! They took extra time, often at reduced extra cost to us, to meet with investors and explain the relevant portions of the Operating Agreement and Business Plan. Additionally, ENDEAVORLEGAL was instrumental in assisting us with employee policies that were specific to the hospitality industry. ENDEAVORLEGAL helped us every step of the way, from inception to being open for business. They are truly business-friendly lawyers that understand the changing needs of a restaurant and its employees."
"When I first started my business, I relied on a friend to help me form my Limited Liability Company. Little did I know that the decision of whether to form a corporation or an LLC could be such a big deal. In California, LLCs have an annual franchise tax based on “gross” earnings, and corporations are based on net. Keeping the LLC was costing me thousands. I was fed up and retained ENDEAVORLEGAL to help unravel the mess. ENDEAVORLEGAL formed a new corporation for me, obtained S-corporation status, and dissolved my LLC and helped me transfer all my assets to the new corporation. I am happy to have the peace of mind that comes with hiring competent attorneys. ENDEAVORLEGAL is more than just a law firm, they look at the big picture for my business and counsel me on much more than mere legal questions. I really feel like they care about my business, and not just the business that I give them."
Los Angeles, California
"As a practicing medical professional, I haven’t had the chance to really learn the 'business of medicine. So when I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime – to buy into an existing medical practice, I knew I was in over my head. I needed help with more than just legal documents – I needed to understand the business and financial aspects of buying into an existing professional corporation. I was referred to ENDEAVORLEGAL through a friend, and I am so happy they took the job. Having absolutely no business experience, I was worried that I would not be able to cut a good deal. ENDEAVORLEGAL put me at ease fast. Mr. Rampenthal personally negotiated on my behalf with the owner of the corporation, drafted all the purchase and sale agreements and loan documentation and helped me understand my tax liabilities. Even our accountant – a professional with many years of experience commented that ENDEAVORLEGAL was a top-notch firm with knowledgeable attorneys. I even went back to ENDEAVORLEGAL to assist me in starting up a non-profit organization – they are my first choice in lawyers."
Santa Monica, California
“We were buying a bar and grill in Rhode Island including the real estate and used an online service to set up two Rhode Island limited liability companies to acquire the business’ assets and property. Soon after we successfully completed the purchase, we realized that our investors required a much more complex LLC operating agreement to protect their ownership rights than the contract supplied by the online service. Upon recommendation, we hired Attorney Eric Belanger of ENDEAVORLEGAL to help us out. Attorney Belanger is very down to earth and met with our management team at one of our restaurants to learn the specifics of all facets of our business. We came to the meeting prepared and we “knew” we had covered all our bases – after all, we have been in the bar business for a long time and the Rhode Island bar is our third operation, but when Attorney Belanger started asking us questions about this particular business and our investor group, we quickly discovered we missed many legal points of management and ownership concern. Hiring a business lawyer experienced not only in equity investments by “angel investors” but also in the “ins-and-outs” of the bar and restaurant business was invaluable. Attorney Belanger delivered drafts of the LLC agreements to us in a timely fashion and went over each term of the contracts translating from legalese and giving us real world examples of why he included every contract item. We all learned so much about protecting ourselves and our investors from the process. Several times during the drafting process, we had new developments in our business situation and told Attorney Belanger of our concerns; in each instance, he included language in the LLC Agreements to accommodate and resolve our unique dilemmas. It’s nice to get feedback about our business choices, and when one of investors (who has business, investing and legal experience) told us our LLC agreements were “really buttoned-up” and that he was happy to sign the contracts – we knew we had hired a good lawyer. We have had the opportunity to work with Attorney Belanger since the preparation of the investment documents and continue to be pleased with the results. If necessary to our needs, he meets with us on weekends, at night and in Boston, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Attorney Belanger drafts, reviews and negotiates contracts for us, keeps an eye on our state reporting obligations, completes ownership transfers for us and otherwise looks out for us. ENDEAVORLEGAL provides us with excellent legal services and business advice and the legal fees are always very reasonable. We happily recommend the law firm to those in need of good business lawyers.”
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
"I have worked with Eric Belanger
for over ten years. He has an excellent knowledge of the law as
it pertains to all aspects of creating a successful business.
He is very creative in structuring the 'deal.' He is also extremely adept at working with
different parties in finding the business arrangement that is
most beneficial to all. I would recommend Eric for any
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