Business Formation, Structuring and Intellectual Property
We advise management on appropriate structures for emerging companies. Among the issues we routinely address are choice of entity, corporate capitalization structure, protection of intellectual property and business model planning and strategies.
Debt & Equity Financings
We provide guidance for those clients who are seeking to raise funds through the sale of an equity ownership stake in their Company or through debt obligations. We act as your partner to help you understand the implications to your business and to negotiate the best deal with investors, all while staying compliant with the latest securities law changes.
Mergers & Acquisitions
We represent companies on both the buying and selling side of mergers, acquisitions and related corporate restructurings and reorganizations. Our M&A practice experience includes transactions in a wide variety of industry segments and draws on our other practice areas to ensure smooth transitions in all aspects of our clients’ businesses.
We advise individual executives and companies on employment and termination agreements, critical tax and compensation issues relating to employment, best practices and communications between management and Boards of Directors – and other related matters.
We assist our clients in international joint ventures and equity transactions. We also represent companies outside the U.S. that are seeking access to technology or partnering relationships and strategic alliances with U.S.- based businesses.
Strategic Partnering, Commercial and License Transactions
We help our clients form commercial partnerships with both individuals and entities. In helping clients generate revenue and other business opportunities, we also facilitate the creation of strategic partnerships and guidance on the evolution of such relationships. We are very experienced in business model evaluation, licensing alternatives, protection of IP and the structuring and negotiation of a wide-range of product development, distribution and integration agreements.
Corporate Restructuring, Divestitures
We assist companies and executives on planning and executing on corporate restructurings, divestitures and combinations appropriate to business objectives and competitive realities.
We are knowledgeable and experienced on advising investors on fund-formation, the representation of investment syndicates and assisting investors on fiduciary and operational issues in their work with portfolio companies.
Trust and Estates
Business succession. Wills. Revocable trusts. Irrevocable trusts. Probate. Trust interpretation. Income and estate tax. Accounting. Litigation and dispute resolution. Undue influence. Fiduciary duty. Will contest. Real property expertise. Sudden wealth. Asset protection. Family limited partnership. Charitable giving strategy.
Negotiation. Re-negotiation. Institutional transactions. Residential transactions. Leasing. Finance. Unlawful detainer. Dispute resolution. Development and construction. Land use.