Business Organizations and Transactions
A significant portion of the legal services we provide involves advising and counseling businesses and their management with respect to a wide range of matters.We believe that effective compliance with the complex rules and regulations related to employment, marketing, protection of proprietary rights, and financial reporting starts with a well-structured compliance plan and effective policies, agreements, and internal controls. Many of our attorneys have also served as in-house counsel, thus having the ability to recognize and provide solutions to legal issues incurred in the day to day operations of a business. Our goal is to provide effective solutions before the need arises and to address the problems faced by our clients before they result in costly and irreparable harm.
Our attorneys have significant experience in a wide variety of securities transactions and establishing investment and hedge funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds and other types of investments and transactions. We have represented clients in various financing transactions, including private placements, public offerings, securitized debt financing and mezzanine financing. We also have extensive experience in formation and compliance of investment funds as well as investment management compliance.
We advise our clients regularly with respect to legal developments and new requirements affecting our clients’ businesses including compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the regulations adopted by the SEC, new disclosure obligations and new requirements for related party transactions, indemnification, and compensation requirements. We assist our clients in developing compliance plans and corporate governance guidelines as well as charters for director sub-committees including audit, compensation, compliance and ethics committees. A number of our partners serve as general counsel or advisory board members for publicly and privately held corporations giving them first-hand experience of the needs of the board of directors and management of business organizations.
We represent small and midsize public and private companies, equity investors, lenders, and other parties in various merger or acquisition activities, divestitures and other reorganizations. These representations include both friendly and contested acquisitions. Clients seek our attorneys’ advice in strategically planning and structuring transactions to insure that environmental, government regulation and other requirements are met. We provide comprehensive due diligence services and utilize proven processes to provide clients with a successful execution and closing of transactions. Our attorneys have extensive experience in transactions involving a variety of industries including general manufacturing, multimedia, real estate, professional service organizations and biomedical companies.