Our Business and Finance Group is widely recognized as one of the finest in the region. Whether you are executing a bet-the-company transaction or simply updating your standard employment forms, you will have the full attention of an experienced lawyer who asks the questions that haven’t occurred to you yet, who commands a whole spectrum of ways to engineer contract terms to address the issues specific to your business, and who knows how to negotiate – and how to close – to achieve your objectives.
Our business lawyers develop a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses — both big picture and the day-to-day issues they face. Because the majority of our clients do not have in-house counsel, we are accustomed to dealing directly with our clients’ senior managers and decision makers and, as a result, are often asked to provide advice and counseling that are not purely legal in nature. We believe this makes us more knowledgeable and responsive to clients, and enables us to deliver practical, real-world advice.
We provide guidance in all stages of a client’s business life cycle, from the choice of entity to developing and implementing an exit strategy.
The decisions companies make during the early stages of their development can have a lasting impact on their ongoing performance. We advise new ventures on determining the optimal legal structure in light of the relevant considerations, including protection from liability, tax efficiency, capital structure, and administrative and governance issues.
As our clients grow, we regularly counsel them on:
We believe we can be most helpful and cost effective if clients develop an ongoing relationship with the Firm that enables our lawyers to fully grasp their business and its challenges. Because our Business Counseling Practice informs every other practice area at the Firm, a well-versed lead partner can more easily connect a client to the other Firm resources it needs.