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Corporate & Business

Our corporate and business attorneys provide a wide range of legal services to large and small businesses throughout their business life-cycles. Our practice includes forming and structuring business entities, governance and management arrangements, strategic contracts, regulatory compliance, financing (including venture capital and asset-based loans), and business acquisitions and business divestitures.

We work with our clients and their business advisors to select and structure the type of business entity (e.g., corporation, limited liability company, or partnership) that will address their primary goals with respect to management control, taxation, limitation of liability and financing.

As those businesses grow, we provide general counsel services and assist with owner and management issues, tax planning, risk reduction measures, regulatory compliance programs and strategic contracts. We also represent our clients with the legal aspects of their financing needs to achieve their growth and acquisition initiatives.

We handle our clients’ most significant business transactions- mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and complex financings, which almost always involve the resolution of complex tax issues.

Our business clients range from local entrepreneurs to national concerns. In addition to the foregoing, we also represent our business clients in:

  • Lending transactions, including secured and unsecured financings and the negotiation and closing of asset-based loans
  • Guarantees, letters of credit and other credit-enhancement
  • Structured finance matters
  • Equipment purchases and sales
  • Leasing transactions
  • Employment and Non-Competition Agreements and Shareholder Agreements
  • Commercial real estate transactions