Corporate & Business

A primary focus of our business and corporate practice is providing our clients with general counsel support. We pride ourselves in providing clients with assistance in their day-to-day operations including contract negotiation and preparation, employment law issues, corporate procedures and corporate governance issues, corporate formation, formation of partnerships and limited liability companies, and regulatory matters. The firm represents clients in a variety of industries including banking and lending, construction, health care, agribusiness and manufacturing.

In addition to providing general business support, the firm advises clients in a variety of corporate transactions including financings by emerging businesses, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint venture transactions, construction contracts, commercial lending and loan restructuring.

We have an extensive practice in the acquisition, sale, reorganization, and restructuring of corporations, partnership, limited liability companies and other business entities. These transactions often involve debt or equity financing and structural changes to an existing business entity or the formation of a new entity.

Our experience includes representing both sellers and purchasers of businesses in taxable and non-taxable transactions. Our lawyers advise regarding transaction structure and legal terms, assist in the negotiation of the transaction, prepare documents necessary to effect the transaction and handle closings. We provide necessary advice on issues involving securities, employment, real estate and other laws relevant to specific transaction.

We advise clients regarding buy-outs, reorganizations and restructuring of businesses to achieve many different objectives including management and owner succession plans, liquidity, estate planning and resolution of conflicts among owner groups. We have significant experience with management buy-outs, leveraged buy-outs and other specialized acquisition transactions.

We regularly represent start-up and emerging companies as well as new business owners. The firm regularly provides advice regarding various types of financings, including venture, capital financings, bank financing and private placement of debt and equity securities.

Our firm also regularly represents investors in start-up and expanding companies. As counsel to an investor, our legal services include negotiating with the company whose securities are being purchased and preparing stock purchase and related agreements.

Our expertise has earned us a solid reputation in the region as a premier business firm. For more information regarding the firm’s business practice please contact any of the firm’s business attorneys listed below.