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Middle Market Businesses

Kleinbard has been representing middle market companies since its founding in the 1930s.  Our middle market clientele ranges from fifth-generation, family-owned entities to manufacturing companies, and from private equity-backed healthcare information technology companies to publicly-held telecommunications providers.  No matter the industry, Kleinbard’s attorneys provide strategic counseling and technical expertise to each of our middle market clients in order to help them achieve their goals.

Our services to middle market companies include the areas of:

  • Business formation;
  • Business counseling;
  • Business divorce;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Business reorganization;
  • Finance (including venture capital, private equity, commercial, and public financing);
  • Mergers and acquisitions;
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances;
  • Employment arrangements;
  • Employee benefits;
  • Employment counseling;
  • Employment litigation;
  • ERISA;
  • Executive compensation;
  • Government relations (including lobbying and strategic counseling);
  • Intellectual property protection and licensing;
  • Intellectual property litigation;
  • Contract disputes;
  • Business torts;
  • Insurance coverage;
  • Shareholder and partner disputes;
  • Restrictive covenants and unfair competition;
  • Real estate (including purchase, sale, financing, and leasing);
  • Business succession planning; and
  • Tax planning.

Examples of our attorneys’ recent representations for our middle market clients include:

  • Representing a national automobile franchisee in a $30 million investment in an Internet automobile retailer.
  • Representing a leading provider of technical staffing services in the acquisition of a competitor in the nuclear power sector.
  • Representing the developer of proprietary software in the transportation and logistics industry in connection with software development and licensing agreements.
  • Representing a preeminent provider of comprehensive waste capture and conversion services in support of its effort to persuade the City of Philadelphia (including the Water Department, the Mayor’s Office, and City Council) that it was best qualified to operate the city’s biosolid processing operations.
  • Representing a hotel owner in a dispute with its joint venture partner in the hotel restaurant, which included a claim for breach of contract, business torts, and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Representing a water treatment equipment manufacturer in a joint venture with a supplier of anthracite located in the Pacific Rim in marketing equipment to municipal water treatment plants.
  • Defending discrimination claims and providing counseling to a high-end jewelry manufacturer in connection with a reduction of force.
  • Representing a specialty architecture firm in forming a joint venture with an internationally prominent architect/designer to pursue hospital design opportunities in China.
  • Handling a dispute to obtain insurance coverage in connection with a claim by the general contractor of the largest water treatment plant in Dubai.
  • Representing the third-generation and current CEO in the transition of ownership and management of a family-owned building materials manufacturer.