We assist clients in a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financing, fund formation, corporate governance, and securities law compliance. Our attorneys represent public companies, early-stage and late-stage private companies, venture capital and private equity funds, hedge funds, and investment banks. Our clients are involved in (among other things) financial services, technology (hardware, software, and technology services), life sciences (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, and healthcare ), oil & gas, consumer products, construction, manufacturing, real property, and the restaurant industry.
We also serve as outside general counsel to a number of privately held companies and regularly counsel publicly and privately held clients on executive compensation and employment issues.
Private Equity and Venture Capital
We represent private equity and venture capital firms and portfolio companies in financing and acquisition transactions. Our services to funds include: fund formation; assistance with initial and follow-on investments; corporate governance issues for portfolio companies; and the negotiation and implementation of various exit strategies, such as the sale of the company, an IPO or other public offering, a private refinancing, or the secondary sale of the fund’s investment interest. We counsel funds with respect to regulatory matters under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and other financial regulations. We also advise funds in their various activities and obligations as investors in public and private companies.
We assist portfolio companies in transactions with their investors, and in their strategies for financing and growth, including public and private offerings and acquisitions.
We also help startup and emerging companies prepare for and negotiate initial rounds of investment and provide advice on all aspects of their business. Our entrepreneurial culture, flexible approach, and understanding of evolving market terms enable us to craft solutions that will meet the needs of growing companies.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our corporate lawyers have deep experience in mergers and acquisitions and regularly represent buyers and sellers in negotiated acquisitions and sales of privately and publicly held companies and businesses. We have cultivated an understanding of client perspectives and goals that helps us to identify issues early in the process and devise practical solutions consistent with our clients’ business strategies.
Our attorneys regularly handle stock and asset purchases, mergers, management buyouts, leveraged acquisitions, cross-border transactions, and roll-up transactions. We also represent companies and shareholders in the purchase and sale of minority and controlling interests and counsel clients in connection with acquisition financing.
Our clients include private equity firms as well as strategic buyers and sellers. We represent clients in the consumer products, energy, entertainment, insurance, banking, financial services, computer software and technology, biotechnology, healthcare, automotive and transportation, luxury products, fashion and cosmetics, travel, telecommunications, e-commerce, retail, beverages, advertising, and print media industries. We are well versed in the markets in which our clients operate, allowing us to maintain a commercial approach that maximizes efficiency, reduces costs, and enhances deal execution. Our M&A practice in France was recently recognized in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500.
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