Industries & Practices
We blend market, industry and legal knowledge to help clients drive progress without compromising strategy.
We are trusted advisors to both large and small companies, combining legal knowledge and business acumen to fortify our client’s success. From formation and structuring to drafting and negotiating agreements, we ensure clients’ transactions — and the actions of their corporate officials — do not conflict with local, state or federal laws. Our attorneys are flexible and incisive, providing both day-to-day and the complex legal counsel to benefit rising companies.
We serve as general or special counsel to:
- Academic institutions
- Banking and financial institutions
- For-profit and nonprofit organizations
- Health care entities
- Hotel owners and developers
- Insurance companies
- Manufacturing companies
- Oil and gas companies
- Technology-based companies
- Trade associations
- Venture capitalists
Our experience includes:
- Antitrust and trade regulations
- Complex business transactions and negotiations
- Corporate governance (including board and committee counsel)
- Emerging market capitalization and growth strategies
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Private equity/venture capital
- State and federal taxation
Multi-state mortgage lender acquisition transactio...
Closed complex transaction spanning over a nine-month time period, involving the acquisition by client purchaser of a regulated multi-state mortgage lender, including negotiation and completion of ...More
$95 million real estate acquisition
Represented a client in the acquisition of ten industrial properties. Our team handled all aspects of the purchase and sale agreement, environmental issues, title and survey documentation and more....More
$15 million subscription line of credit
Assisted a client as lender’s counsel for a $15 million subscription line of credit for a private equity fund used to leverage the capital contributions of the fund's limited partners.&nb...More
Project financing and business acquisition
Represented a client in the $15 million acquisition of manufacturing business and related capital-raise issues and project financing. In addition to acquisition matters, representation includ...More
Multi-state marina sale
Represent client in $80 million sale of five marina properties in multiple states, including advising on tax structuring, real estate, corporate and environmental issues.More
Complex multi-bank syndication transaction
Represented an administrative agent in a $150 million syndication transaction involving an acquisition line of credit and term credit facilities for a borrower in high-growth mode and sponsored by ...More
Growth stage company structuring
Counseled a growth-stage company in the merger of a legacy S corporation into a newly-formed C corporation with Code Section 1202 Stock attributes. The transaction also involved a private offering ...More
Tax-free reorganization of farm property
Advised a client in the separation of several hundred acres of farm property into two separate corporations owned by siblings in a Code Section 351 tax-free reorganization transaction. In a si...More
Profits interest plan structuring
Counseled a $50 million business services company in the reorganization of a legacy S corporation into an LLC, taxed as a partnership to facilitate the infusion of venture capital with a profi...More
Executive compensation arrangements
Structured an equity incentive plan and award agreements for executives and key employees of a growth stage company. The transaction involved a stock option plan, a restricted stock plan and phanto...More
Areas of Focus
Antitrust & Trade Regulations
We represent a variety of businesses in the area of antitrust and trade regulations, emphasizing preventive measures through counseling, compliance seminars and audits, and government and judicial proceedings.
We assist our clients in structuring transactions to comply with all applicable state and federal laws and work with them to meet their business goals within the framework of such laws. We draft, negotiate and advise all types of documents and agreements, joint ventures, licensing and other complex business arrangements.
Emerging Market Capitalization
For small and mid-sized businesses, we provide entrepreneurs with sound legal advice and guidance that fits a start-up budget. Our experience includes organizational structure, financing and capital-raising efforts, taxation, succession planning, employment, intellectual property, licensing, networking, dispute resolution, and real estate issues, to name a few.
Business Restructuring & Reorganization
Often, an out-of-court restructuring can be more effective and cost-efficient than a formal bankruptcy process or a viable alternative to liquidation. Whether the strategy involves out-of-court financial restructuring, liquidation or reorganization, our advisors work together to protect and advance client interests.More
Executives and other business leaders look to us to help establish a healthy corporate climate that is protected from noncompliance and litigation through board evaluations, audits of governance practices, strategic planning, board training and board representation.
Our attorneys serve as trusted advisors to ensure compliant, responsible and accountable measures are taken in connection with business decisions. We help anticipate and mitigate risks before they create barriers to success or lead to government or public scrutiny.
State & Federal Securities
Throughout all stages of corporate growth, we provide advice on corporate finance, private offerings, raising capital, convertible debt, stock options plans and related issues.
Mergers & Acquisitions
From small-dollar projects to highly complex public transactions, our attorneys, who have decades of combined merger, acquisition, affiliation and disposition experience, collaborate with our other practice groups to craft successful agreements.
Our full-service practice advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, internet issues and trade secrets. We collaborate with businesses and individuals across the globe to evaluate, license, protect and enforce IP, providing tailored solutions that advance our clients' objectives.More
Real Estate Transactions
We help clients form entities to own and invest in real estate assets. Our experience includes all types of real estate transactions, such as areas of acquisition sales, leasing, environmental, land use and zoning, development, drafting and negotiating partnership agreements and equity investments.More
Health Care Transactions
Our attorneys are skilled in assisting clients with purchasing and selling hospital and freestanding facilities, drafting and negotiating contracts for acquisition and restructuring of hospital-owned physician practices, the forming of joint ventures and raising capital for emerging health-based businesses.More
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