Corporate, Tax and Transactional

Our Corporate, Tax and Transactional attorneys provide experienced counsel to clients throughout all stages of business strategy, development, and corporate governance. We are trusted advisors who work with our clients and in-house counsel to address the challenges and opportunities associated with the formation, operation, and growth of all types of organizations. Our attorneys develop strong partnerships with our clients to understand their businesses, visions and goals.

Our clients include publicly traded and closely held businesses, private equity investors, management groups, banks and financial institutions, governmental entities, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations, including hospitals and universities. We represent a wide range of sectors, such as polymers, robotics, medical services, restaurants, information services, steel processing, automotive manufacturing, real estate and transportation. The comprehensive scope of our practice, coupled with our extensive experience, enable us to effectively tailor our representation to the needs of each client, offer solutions to complex and routine legal and business issues, and provide access to a network of resources.

Some of our attorneys are former general counsels and senior executive officers of companies within various industries. Several attorneys are former and current law directors of communities and presidents of regional professional organizations and sections within bar associations. We apply a multidisciplinary approach on a daily basis to offer practical and innovative team-oriented solutions.

Our People

Representative Services

  • Entity/corporate governance and owner relationships
  • Disclosure and compliance requirement
  • Choice of entity
  • Finance
  • Franchising
  • Individual and business tax planning and compliance
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private placements
  • Public and private offerings of debt and equity securities
  • Securities
  • Stockholder or member buy/sell or redemption agreements

Representative Matters

  • Represented a New York-based company in a second round Series B preferred stock financing
  • Structured and negotiated the acquisition of the equity in a federally chartered savings and loan on behalf of a national bank
  • Structured and negotiated the sale of controlling interest in a construction-related products manufacturer to a management group
  • Structured and negotiated the acquisition of a state-affiliated acute care hospital's assets on behalf of a full-service health care provider
  • Formed limited liability companies and limited partnership holding companies to manage multistate or multinational real estate investments and projects
  • Structured and negotiated the sale of assets and related real estate owned by an iron and steel construction materials manufacturer and fabricator subsidiary to the former management of that business
  • Represented various multinational financial institutions in the provision of credit facilities to a variety of businesses
  • Structured a reciprocal marketing alliance between U.S. and Mexican manufacturers of coated industrial fabrics
  • Represented a nonprofit corporation regarding the development of a 60,000-square foot park for children
  • Structured a new product research and development alliance between U.S. and French manufacturers of coated fabrics that are sold for architectural structure applications
  • Implemented a combination of Private Offering and Franchise documents for manufacturing clients with unique products and diverse national or international operations
  • Structured a product development and marketing alliance between a U.S. producer of polymer-based rubber substitutes and a manufacturer of automobile windshield, window, and similar glass products
  • Formed real estate limited-liability companies or limited partnerships to be used by foreign nationals for investment in U.S. real estate
  • Represented a fixed-based operator (FBO) at one of the busiest executive airports in South Florida in the sale of its operations to one of the largest operators of FBO facilities worldwide, with signification tax and government law issues involved; transaction was a hybrid real estate/corporate transaction combining the sale of operating assets with a sublease of the operating facilities from the seller to the buyer, while retaining the rights to develop two commercial outparcels pursuant to the original lease held from the airport authority
  • Represent an aircraft parts manufacturer in connection with the negotiation and documentation of supply agreements with domestic and foreign airframe manufacturing entities and with suppliers of aircraft component systems
  • Represented numerous ancillary businesses, such as sellers of aircraft parts, maintenance facility operators and remote baggage delivery operators in all aspects of their business, including formation, financing, contracts, acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • Represented a distributor of chemical additives and negotiated a long-term distribution agreement granting them exclusive territorial rights
  • Represented a seller in sales of publishing companies
  • Provided advice to a book publisher concerning copyright, libel, and privacy issues

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