We understand that your business is an extension of yourself.
Whether you are starting a new business, growing an existing business or navigating a business exit, our attorneys are here to guide you through achieving your objectives by utilizing the protections and strategies available under corporate law while offering creative solutions and guidance. From initial entity formation and corporate structuring to growth funding, mergers and acquisitions, our approach to corporate practice involves an in depth understanding of your business and the industries in which you operate, at a level generally offered by in-house legal teams.
A practical and business-minded approach to maximizing the upside
Your business – your masterpiece – is the product of your ingenuity, dedication and commitment. Every time we walk into a relationship with a client, we honor this and apply the same ethos to our representation.
Our attorneys have advised our clients through all aspects of a business life cycle including, without limitation, operational matters, financings, strategic partnerships, tax matters, exit strategies, equity holder and business relationships, corporate governance and fiduciary duties, and succession planning. We pride ourselves in our ability to serve as trusted advisors and to facilitate our client’s professional achievements.
We advise a diverse range of business enterprises throughout all markets, from sole proprietors and emerging growth companies to large public and multinational corporations; high-net-worth investors to established investment and venture capital firms; and start-up ventures to complex private equity investments and sale transactions.
Experience and Expertise
Our experience and expertise is industry agnostic and spans the entire market, including:
- Venture capital
- Private equity
- Professional services and general counsel
- Health care
- Insurance and surety
- Food and beverage
- Restaurant and hospitality
- Commercial real estate
- Sports, media and entertainment
We employ a multidisciplinary approach that includes the collaboration of corporate attorneys with attorneys from other practice areas. This enables us to provide seamless, practical and cost-effective services to address our clients’ immediate and long-term business goals while also proactively working to mitigate the impact of potential challenges.
It is common for our teams to also serve as outside general counsel to clients, providing legal and operational advice on all matters impacting the business. With experience in all areas of corporate law and governance, including commercial and contract matters, succession planning, financing matters, and liquidity events, we are able to advise on both day-to-day operations as well as major milestones that occur throughout the lifecycle of a business. We blend legal experience with seasoned business acumen to create representation that is tailored specifically to each client.
creative legal advice and solutions
Within each of our department’s sub-groups, we have experienced attorneys providing creative legal advice and solutions with respect to matters such as:
- Entity formation and business structure
- Tax structuring and advise
- Operating and stockholder agreements
- Corporate governance
- Succession planning
- Taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions
- Asset acquisitions and divestitures
- Subsidiary spin-offs
- Leveraged buyouts
- Debt and equity financing transactions
- Investor Relations
- Private placements
- Private equity
- Fund formation and ongoing compliance
- Federal and state securities law compliance
- Seed funding and venture capital investments
- Joint venture agreements
- Employment agreements, deferred compensation arrangements (including stock option plans and stock appreciation and restricted stock agreements) and other management incentive plans
- Manufacturing, distribution and supply agreements
- Software development and licensing agreements
- Patent and trademark licensing agreements, privacy policies, e-commerce and website development and hosting agreements
Our group is diverse in terms of areas of expertise and background. Some attorneys have been with the firm since joining as summer associates. Others have joined after practicing at some of the most highly regarded national law firms. All attorneys continue to cultivate expertise in their areas of practice, and also niche practices, strengthening our spectrum of corporate counsel.