Corporate, Securities and Business Law
From day-to-day counsel to the most complex transactions, we keep our clients’ business objectives at the center of our practical approach to business law. We advise clients in a complete range of corporate and securities-related transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, investments by venture capitalists, initial public offerings and more.
Our corporate, securities and business law attorneys support our clients in:
Purchases and Sales of Businesses
Clients rely on our extensive experience in representing sellers and purchasers in both taxable and non-taxable transactions. We advise regarding transaction structure and legal terms, assist in the negotiation of transactions and manage closings.
We provide legal advice in regard to all aspects of a transaction, including its structure and the procedures necessary to comply with federal and state securities laws. Our attorneys participate in drafting prospectuses and other disclosure documents required in financings, negotiate with investors or underwriters and advise regarding securities law compliance.
Choice of Entity
We advise our clients on alternative business structures available for their business, financial and estate-planning objectives and also assist in the organization of the entity. Additional services include counsel on reorganizing existing businesses.
Publicly Held Companies
We provide counsel for mergers and acquisitions, financings, periodic reporting with the SEC, tender offers and takeover attempts and other extraordinary corporate transactions involving public companies. Our attorneys provide advice to management and in-house counsel regarding a wide range of routine corporate matters.
The appropriate succession of ownership and management of family or closely held businesses involves not only legal matters, but also sensitivity to how related issues will impact family members and employees. Our attorneys are prepared to work closely with you on every aspect of succession planning, advising regarding ownership and management structures, the desirability and implications of making lifetime gifts, preparation of wills and trusts and more.
Our services include advising clients regarding the income, gift and estate tax consequences of the formation, reorganization, division and liquidation of corporations, partnerships and other entities; the sale and purchase of business entities and assets; transfers of ownership; and ongoing business activities.
General Business Representation
We work to gain an understanding of your unique business and circumstances that allows us to help you achieve your business, financial and family goals.