Corporate Law

Today’s complex business environment can be tough to navigate – unless you have clear legal advice and direction. That’s precisely what our Corporate Law group provides to companies public and private, large and small.

Especially skilled in the issues affecting closely-held and family-owned businesses, our attorneys have extensive experience helping owners of those businesses meet both personal and professional goals. Our solutions are both innovative and practical, grounded in each client’s unique needs. The result is a full range of personalized business planning services that help our clients succeed in and throughout an ever-changing world. Representative assignments include:

General Corporate Services

  • General matters including incorporation, shareholder agreements, formation of limited liability companies, partnership agreements, mergers, acquisitions, employment issues

Banking and Financial Services

  • Assistance with construction loans, acquisition financing, asset-based lending, state and regional authority loans, SBA loans
  • Coordination with state and federal banking agencies to help banks avoid regulatory problems

Environmental Issues

  • Guidance through local, state and federal environmental reviews, toxic waste reviews, permitting processes
  • Coordination with lenders to evaluate environmental audit results
  • Creative approaches to state, county and municipal restrictions upon facilities and land use

Corporate & Personal Workouts

  • Counsel through all phases of bankruptcies, reorganizations, workouts, liquidations

Intellectual Property

  • Comprehensive Intellectual Property portfolio management services

Securities

  • Wide range of equity financing and debt financing transactions
  • Advice on compliance with federal and state securities laws
  • Public and private equity and debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, proxy contests, bond offerings
  • Annual, quarterly and other periodic reports, proxy statements, officer, director and shareholder reports, Rule 144 opinion letters, registration statements, private placement memoranda, other disclosure documents
  • Counsel on insider trading matters, short swing profits

Taxation

  • Tax issues of closely-held businesses, high net-worth individuals, companies preparing for public offerings
  • Reconciliation of tax and financial objectives
  • Tax implications of mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, other transactions
  • Real estate tax planning, tax structuring of investments, tax planning for troubled ventures, tax controversy representation, ruling requests, advice regarding special issues of tax-exempt entities, counseling in tax-exempt financing
  • Marital deduction planning, generational shifts in business ownership, effective use of life insurance, other estate planning techniques

Employee Benefits

  • Assistance with pension, profit sharing, non-qualified deferred compensation, stock options, cafeteria plans
  • Experience in 401(k), ESOP, age-weighted profit sharing plans for closely-held businesses
  • Use of employee stock ownership plans for corporate financing

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