Corporate & Securities Transactions
Our corporate and securities group counsels clients representing a broad array of industries, as well as high net worth individuals. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and other entities, both publicly-traded and privately-held, in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, divestitures, joint ventures, finance, board governance, domestic and international commercial transactions, tax planning, and other general transactional services. The Firm routinely negotiates and prepares asset and stock sale and purchase agreements; share exchange and merger agreements; securities offering documents; shareholder, operating and partnership agreements; stock option plans and agreements; and other documents affecting the issuance and transfer of debt and equity instruments, the rights of equity and debt holders and the overall management of the organization. Our corporate and securities lawyers routinely address corporate boards and management personnel and counsel them on the fiduciary obligations of directors and officers, as well as that of majority shareholders, and assist in the establishment of board committees and independent advisory boards, and the administration of board and shareholder meetings. Our Firm also assists organizations in the liquidation and winding down of operations to ensure compliance with both the entities' organizational documents and applicable law.