Our Corporate Group renders advice to clients with respect to all business issues and financial matters, including the legal aspects of corporate operations in general. We are primarily engaged in mergers & acquisitions, capital markets & private placements, startups & emerging companies, commercial finance, employment & executive compensation, partnership transactions & general corporate counseling, private funds, sponsors & family offices, and cannabis.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our Corporate Group advises on a broad range of merger and acquisition transactions, including mergers, stock purchases, asset purchases, carve-outs, competitive auctions, and joint ventures. We counsel sellers, buyers, investors and equity holders across many industries and at all stages of company development.
We tailor our services to suit the size of the transaction as well as our clients’ needs and objectives. Our clients are often companies and financial sponsors looking to grow strategically through acquisitions or to achieve financial objectives. Our attorneys work closely with specialists to help clients execute transactions in a timely manner.
Capital Markets & Private Placements
We represent issuers of all sizes in many industries to help raise their capital needs primarily through private placements, including equity and convertible-debt offerings, high-yield debt and bridge financings, and private equity financings. We advise clients in connection with securities and financial regulatory issues, and with the SEC and blue-sky filings.
We also advise purchasers of substantially all types of securities. We are ready to react quickly in recognition of the time sensitivity of many financing transactions.
Startups & Emerging Companies
Our Corporate Group often begins working with clients at formation, advising founders on entity choice, structure, taxation, employment and financing. We help emerging companies to successfully grow, raise capital and monetize by reviewing investment decks, counseling on human resources issues, helping to establish solid corporate governance, and establishing processes necessary for growth.
Our attorneys understand how to lead startups throughout their life cycles and to position them for a successful exit.
We represent commercial banks, direct lenders and other financial institutions in their capacities as agents, arrangers and lenders. We also represent corporate borrowers in structuring and executing complex financings across various industries.
We take a practical, business-oriented approach in achieving our clients’ objectives. Our attorneys understand the expectations and requirements of both sides of a financing transaction and provide advice tailored to each client’s needs.
Employment & Executive Compensation
We represent employers, corporate executives and senior management in a variety of employment-related matters, including executive compensation arrangements, employment agreements, benefit analyses and implementation. Our attorneys also represent executives in severance and termination arrangements and negotiations.
Partnership Transactions & General Corporate Counseling
We advise on joint ventures in a broad range of business contexts, including strategic partnerships and start-up ventures among individuals. We pride ourselves on providing advice suitable for our entrepreneurial clients, and indeed we often function as “general counsel” to such clients by offering legal services driven by the needs and pace of business. Our attorneys draw upon the talents and legal skills of our other practice groups to provide practical, timely advice and give real-world, cost-effective solutions.
Private Funds, Sponsors & Family Offices
We advise clients on all types of transactions involving private funds, sponsors and family offices, including structuring and formation, deployment of capital, fundraising, executing transactions, portfolio management, taxation and regulatory compliance. We represent hedge funds, private equity funds, financial sponsors, real estate funds, venture capital funds and family offices across various industries and strategies.
We represent clients throughout the country and internationally in the legal cannabis space, primarily investors and funds. We also represent brands, license holders, operators, and technology and ancillary companies. We help clients navigate the complexities faced by the legal cannabis industry.