Big firm sophistication. Small firm focus.

Business and Finance

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.

Private Equity

Business and Finance

We assist our clients in identifying, evaluating, and allocating risk associated with their transactions. When we represent sellers in private equity transactions, we help our clients minimize their liability after the transaction and provide advice and counseling on the often complex investment, employment, and executive compensation issues that affect the senior management of the portfolio companies. When the fund is our client on the buy or sell side, we draw upon our deep experience in strategic M&A to provide practical and knowledgeable representation.

Throughout the private equity transaction process (from term sheet/letter of intent and diligence, to drafting and negotiation of definitives and then closing), we do our best to understand the business and its operations, anticipate our clients’ needs, and provide timely responses.

Experience

Our business lawyers have significant experience in the private equity industry gained in connection with their representation of:

  • Private equity funds in the acquisition and sale of their portfolio companies;
  • Portfolio companies and their senior managers in sales to private equity funds and their ongoing dealings with those funds after the sale; and
  • The principals of private equity sponsors in the formation and structuring of the investment entities they use for their own investments.

Business and Finance

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.