Corporate Services Group

The attorneys in our Corporate Services Group provide comprehensive and sophisticated legal services to business clients ranging from start-up and emerging businesses to family-owned and other closely-held companies to multinational and publicly-traded corporations as well as non-profit corporations. We are committed to developing a close relationship with each of our clients which enables us to understand intimately their business opportunities and risks and provide the highest quality and cost-effective legal services. While we provide legal advice and services on a traditional, as-needed basis, we also provide many of our clients with outside general counsel services; we work closely with their senior management teams, provide strategic and tactical legal advice and anticipate legal issues. Our clients come from diverse industries, including manufacturing, high technology, life sciences, banking, financial services, oil and gas, health care, construction, education, and real estate.

The Corporate Services Group helps our clients develop business structures that maximize business opportunities and flexibility and minimize regulatory and tax implications. Our attorneys have extensive transactional experience handling large and small mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations, sales and consolidations. We help clients finance their transactions through traditional and alternative financial institutions, venture capital and private equity firms, investment banks and private or public offerings of equity and debt securities. We advise clients in connection with commercial transactions, preparation of contracts and the creation of joint ventures and strategic alliances. Our corporate clients often call on us to create or review their internal policies and procedures and counsel them how best to avoid employment law issues. We also represent and assist our clients in the protection of intellectual property and technology and the transfer or licensing of such rights. We assist our clients with respect to their international operations, distribution relationships and joint ventures in order to capitalize on business opportunities in the global marketplace.

Attorneys in our Corporate Services Group – often working closely with attorneys in the Firm’s other groups (e.g., Litigation Services, Financial Services and Estates and Trusts) – assist clients in meeting their needs and achieving their business goals in the following areas:

General Corporate

  • Entity Selection, Formation and Organizational Planning
  • Corporate Governance
  • Shareholder, Buy-Sell and Voting Agreements
  • Family Office Entity Structure/Counseling
  • Succession and Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning and Counseling
  • Officer and Director Responsibilities
  • International Business Issues and Structure

Mergers and Acquisitions and Other Commercial Transactions

  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, Reorganizations and Consolidations
  • Commercial Agreement Preparation and Contract Management
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Purchase, Sale and Distribution Agreements
  • Standard Contract Templates
  • Uniform Commercial Code Issues
  • Airplane Purchase and Sale Transactions

Financing Matters

  • Traditional Secured and Unsecured Commercial Loans
  • Mezzanine and Subordinated Debt
  • Private Placement of Equity and Debt
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Transactions

Intellectual Property and Licensing

  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Technology and Joint Development Agreements
  • Evaluation and Protection of Intellectual Property

Dispute Resolutions and Litigation

  • Commercial Collection Matters
  • Commercial Arbitration and Litigation
  • Litigation Strategy and Management