Poler Legal — a small law firm making big things happen.
Poler Legal is a woman-owned law firm that works with growing businesses, not-for-profits and social enterprises to craft smart, no-nonsense solutions that reduce risk and allow clients to focus their attention where it belongs. Poler Legal listens carefully to clients’ needs and provides tailored solutions that align with their business goals or mission and does this at a reasonable cost.
Emily A. Poler, Founding Partner
I’ve spent 16 years managing tough legal issues, through both litigation and negotiation, for multinational companies and complex organizations. This background has given me keen insight into a range of potential pitfalls and honed my legal skills. It also made me realize that while wins for big companies are great, it’s more meaningful to help small business, not-for-profits and social entrepreneurs, which need and deserve the same high-quality legal counsel typically provided by large firms. This is the reason for Poler Legal: high-quality legal services with the personalized service and value of a boutique law firm.
After graduating from Oberlin College and New York University School of Law and training at a premier Manhattan law firm, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, I moved to a boutique firm, Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP. There, I spent twelve years representing manufacturers, designers, investment banks, not-for-profit organizations, trade unions, and high-net-worth individuals in a wide range of sophisticated, high-stakes matters. During this time, I’ve created business structures that align with a founders’ vision, litigated contracts with more than a billion dollars at stake, and advised on the dissolution of partnerships. I’ve also served as pro bono counsel to organizations focused on social entrepreneurship, impact investing and women’s rights.
Poler Legal represents businesses, not-for-profits and social enterprises in the following areas:
Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Poler Legal litigates matters in the courts and before alternative dispute resolution bodies in areas such as:
- Partnership and founder disputes
- Breach of contract
- Corporate governance
- Non-competition and non-disclosure agreements
- Trade secrets
- Real estate
Poler Legal provides outside general counsel services, which includes advising clients on:
- Acquisitions and sales
- Corporate organization
- Corporate dissolution
- Joint ventures
- Employment, including noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements
- Real estate
Poler Legal helps identify risks and make sure that small problems don’t turn into large conflicts in areas such as:
- Corporate and not-for-profit compliance