Our Corporate Group assists the Firm’s clients in matters relating to general corporate and financing matters.
Attorneys in our corporate practice have assisted the firm’s clients in all corporate matters, including but not limited to the following areas:
Formation of corporate entities including but not limited to corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and non-profit entities:
Formulation and implementation of strategies for mergers and acquisitions between privately held companies;
Development of corporate governance best practices for numerous clients;
Establishment of personnel policies and guidelines including the implementation of a sexual harassment education program;
Establishment of branch offices or subsidiaries in domestic and foreign jurisdictions;
Represent high net worth individual in its investment of a venture capital fund;
Acquisition of all necessary licenses and permits in the operation of a business;
Identification of and coordination with local counsel for the establishment of a presence in a foreign jurisdiction, including matters of currency and political risk;
Formulation and implementation of effective tax strategies in domestic and international transactions, including without limitation, transfer pricing, corporate structure, sales tax compliance and non-profit compliance;
Review, advice and coordination of environmental remediation programs and identification of environmental matters including reportable events;
Negotiation and preparation of shareholder agreements; and
Preparation of agreements in all forms of commercial transactions with particular expertise in information technology staffing, construction, e-commerce, real estate, biotechnology and aircraft and vessel leasing.
We work closely with officers, directors and shareholders of our corporate clients to provide effective and efficient solutions to their operational and expansion plans. For clients of closely held entities, we assist them in maintaining shareholder relations and providing long term advice on how to prevent avoidable shareholder disputes. Our attorneys are also leaders in the field of employment relations, assisting our clients in formulating effective policies to minimize legitimate employee claims and lawsuits.
The attorneys in our firm have represented both lenders and borrowers and lessors and lessees, giving them valuable insight on the particular concerns of both sides. Such experience enables them to suggest effective solutions to particular credit support and operational issues while protecting their client’s interests in the applicable transaction.
Our counseling in the listed areas below includes advice and documentation for implementing the financing as well as “exit-strategies” for banks and finance companies to manage troubled credits and borrowers that resort to bankruptcies. Our expertise in the area of lease financing is complimented by a similar capability in the area of retail installment sales financing and automobile dealer floor plan financing.
In providing our clients with a diverse background of experience in corporate finance, members of the Group have special expertise in the following areas:
Loan syndications and participations;
Asset-based financings; and
Unsecured and secured loans.
In addition to assisting our clients in the preparation, negotiation and consummation of transactions, we also assist them in accessing the capital markets and obtaining the necessary financing for their projects. We do not believe that our role as the attorney is limited to the legal aspects of a transaction, but we also offer our significant experience in the above areas to effectively advise our clients on the business ramifications of their actions.