Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions

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The attorneys in the Cole Schotz Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions Department leverage their extensive legal knowledge and business and tax backgrounds to provide practical advice to our clients regarding all business matters, from simple governance issues to complex corporate transactions. In our role as trusted counsel, we strive to assist companies in achieving their short- and long-term business objectives.

Our clients vary in size from public corporations to closely held and family owned businesses and sole proprietorships. They also span a wide range of industry and market sectors, including, finance, venture capital, private equity, manufacturing, distribution, professional services, technology, pharmaceutical, health care, insurance and surety.


During the past year, the Cole Schotz Corporate Department continued to represent numerous closely-held businesses in various industries in a number of merger and acquisition transactions.  These included our representation of:

  • A developer of various types of software platforms in its acquisition of a division of a publicly-held corporation;
  • A leading manufacturer of specialty food products in connection with its efforts to increase market share through the acquisition of a competing business in Florida;
  • An aluminum parts manufacturer in the telecommunications and aerospace industry in its sale to a private equity group;
  • A cosmetics and pharmaceutical manufacturer and packager in its sale in a complex asset and stock deal to a private equity firm;
  • The shareholder of a developer of multi-player online video games and video advergames in the sale of their shares and the negotiation of their employment and other agreements with the buyer;
  • A national money transfer business in its sale to one of the largest banks in Mexico;
  • Various firms in the textile industry in connection with the acquisition or sale of operating divisions throughout the United States;
  • A European-based machine manufacturer in the acquisition of a machine manufacturer located in the southeastern United States;
  • A manufacturer and distributor of alloy and rubber products used in the sanitary process industry in its sale to an international market leader.
  • A provider of personal emergency response systems equipment and services it its sale to a provider of medical alert systems;
  • A specialty designer and manufacturer of chef apparel, in a sale of substantially all of its assets;
  • The shareholders of a specialty trade and business school, in a sale of their shares to a private equity group.

In addition to these transactions, the Cole Schotz Corporate Department continues with its representation of a wide range of closely-held businesses with respect to their corporate finance and general corporate matters.

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