For more than 35 years, Ralph has represented clients ranging from small closely-held and family businesses to large public companies. His work includes structuring and negotiating corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, secured and unsecured financing and other general commercial transactions.

Ralph also provides his clients with general business and corporate law advice and has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating shareholder, operating and partnership agreements and employment contracts. In addition, he also handles certain intellectual property, computer software licensing and internet law matters.

Ralph’s general corporate and business law practice includes:

  • Buying and Selling Businesses
  • Joint Ventures
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Limited Liability Company Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Service Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Severance Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Construction Contracts
  • Capital Restructurings
  • Secured and Unsecured Financing Agreements
  • Start-Ups: Forming and organizing corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Stock Option and other Incentive Compensation Plans
  • Computer Software Licensing Agreements
  • Filing and Prosecution of Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Internet Law Matters

Prior to joining Bond, Ralph was the managing partner at Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid and chair of its corporate and business practice. He has lectured on various corporate and commercial law topics for the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association and the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants.

  • Represented the seller of an investment advisory firm in the $10+ million sale of its business.
  • Represented an industry-leading insurance agency in the $50+ million sale of its business.
  • Represented one of the largest privately held service providers in its industry in the $70+ million sale of its business
  • Represented Sportime in a $55 million debt and equity financing transaction relating to the expansion of a New York City sports facility.
  • Represented founder of Tate’s Bake Shop in a $500 million contract of sale to global snack food distributor, Mondelez International Inc.
  • Represented manufacturer in the food industry in the sale of its business operations for $100 million.
  • Represented a national privately owned company in the approximately $11.5 million sale of its business.
  • Represented European company in establishing an international distribution system.
  • Represented seller in the $70 million sale of a privately owned Long Island based manufacturing business, including sophisticated employment agreements.
  • Represented New York sports and recreational business in $23 million bank refinancing.
  • Represented seller in the sale of a $5.5 million privately held fire and flammability testing company to international strategic buyer.
  • Represented direct mail business in the sale of its business operations and workout of bank financing.
  • Represented professional engineer in the sale of his interest in a professional engineering firm.
  • Represented technology firm in the sale of its business for $7 million.
  • Represented multiple physician groups in its corporate restructure.

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Former Co-Chair, Corporate Law Committee
  • Power Lawyer, Schneps Media, 2021
  • Martindale–Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rating
  • American Lawyer Media and Martindale–Hubbell, Top Rated Lawyer, Technology Law
  • Long Island’s Top Corporate Lawyers, Who’s Who in Law section, Long Island Business News
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Corporate and Transactional Law 2021, 2022

  • Board of Directors, United Veterans Beacon House
  • Past President, Nassau-Suffolk Chapter of the Fordham Law Alumni Association