Corporate, Business and Tax

Our Business attorneys help our clients with virtually every aspect of organizing, funding, operating, growing and selling or transitioning their businesses. We typically serve as outside general counsel to emerging growth companies, closely-held businesses, mid-sized growing companies and family-owned enterprises. Sometimes, our role might be that of special counsel, working with other attorneys inside or outside the company. We also regularly advise large financial institutions, insurance companies and various public entities on a wide range of business and corporate matters. Our clients are located throughout the U.S. and globally.

We provide a full range of business planning services including:

  • Choice of entity analysis
  • Tax planning
  • Capital formation
  • Securities law compliance
  • Business operations
  • Governance matters
  • Shareholder buy-sell arrangements
  • Employee incentive arrangements
  • Protection of proprietary business information
  • Strategic planning
  • Exit planning
  • Business succession planning

We work with clients on their day-to-day operational needs, including preparing and negotiating supply agreements, manufacturing agreements and distribution agreements, employment agreements, proprietary rights agreements and various policies and procedures. We regularly represent clients in sophisticated business transactions including debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and joint venture arrangements. We also collaborate with our Trusts and Estates colleagues and our client’s financial advisors and accountants to ensure our business owner clients’ personal estate planning needs are integrated with their business succession plan.

Our Tax practice includes federal, state and international tax matters. We provide tax planning and compliance advice for individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, trusts and other entities, including tax-exempt entities, with a view to taking full advantage of the opportunities to minimize taxes while staying within the bounds of what is legally permissible.

Our Tax attorneys work closely with our Business attorneys and those in other practice areas to achieve optimal tax solutions when entering into agreements and transactions of all sorts.

There are few areas of tax practice in which we are not experienced. Our command of tax-related matters ranges across subjects as diverse as tax-free acquisitive and divisive reorganizations to recapitalizations, nonqualified deferred compensation, partnership allocations, consolidated returns, prohibited transactions, like-kind exchanges and offshore investments.

As a full service law firm, we support our Corporate, Business and Tax clients with additional legal resources from skilled colleagues in our Labor and EmploymentTrusts and EstatesLitigation and Real Estate practice groups. For some clients, we advise on environmental and litigation matters that may affect their operations.