Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights:
The firm has nationally recognized expertise in reorganization and debt restructuring, representing debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings, sales and acquisitions of troubled companies, real estate foreclosures, and commercial and collection litigation in state and federal court.
Advice on venture capital and angel investor financing, initial and secondary public equity offerings, rule 144A and regulation S private placements, offshore private placements, corporate debt offerings, syndicated and secured loans, fund formation, and ongoing compliance and transactions for unregistered collective investment vehicles.
Disclosure obligations, director fiduciary responsibilities, audit committee responsibilities, controlling shareholder responsibilities, use of special committees, and compliance and document retention policies.
Regularly advise both renewable and traditional energy generators, manufacturers and utilities. Represent traditional utilities in finance, permitting and ownership issues, and the firm also advises clients in the wind, solar and other renewable energy sectors.
Advise start-up and fast-growing businesses in establishing a financial and structural foundation for growth. The group also counsels seed, angel, venture and other investment firms in all aspects of investing.
Environment & Natural Resources:
Counsel landowners, lenders, local governments and nonprofit entities on issues ranging from acquisition of water rights to cleanup of contaminated property. Experience in compliance, litigation, permitting, certification, green building, and all aspects of water law.
Financial Services & Investment Management:
Leading provider of comprehensive legal services for institutions and professionals in the financial services industry. Counsel on federal and state securities and banking laws, and also on the rules and regulations of the SEC, FINRA, FDIC, FRB, OCC, various securities exchanges, and state banking and securities regulators.
Government Relations & Public Policy:
Strategy, advocacy and lobbying services on state, local, regional and national policy and legislative issues.
Nationally recognized immigration team provides services for domestic and international companies and individuals. Lawyers counsel and assist business clients with temporary and permanent visa applications and extensions, the preparation and filing of nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, and citizenship proceedings.
Identify and protect trademarks, service marks and copyrights; negotiate technology transfer and licensing agreements; negotiate software development and licensing; copyright compliance programs; perform due diligence in merger and acquisition transactions; protecting inventions, creations and trade secrets; develop privacy policies.
Labor & Employment:
Defend employment litigation matters and advise clients on union activities. Deep experience with the full range of labor and employment issues, including wage and hour practices, compliance with state and federal leave requirements; employment contracts, executive compensation and employee benefits; and non-compete and nondisclosure agreements.
Litigation expertise in commercial law, contract disputes, antitrust and trade regulations, constitutional law, corporate and securities litigation, debtor and creditor issues, intellectual property and trademark litigation, labor and employment, real estate, environmental and land use matters, business owner disputes, insurance coverage litigation, trust and probate litigation, and construction litigation.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Counsel on corporate control transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, management buyouts, proxy contests, sales and acquisitions of troubled companies, spin-offs and asset sales, and going private transactions.
Real Estate & Land Use:
Advise on complex transactions involving land use and development matters, environment and natural resources issues, sales and acquisitions of developed and undeveloped real estate, and leasing matters.
Structure businesses and transactions to minimize tax liability while ensuring compliance with the various local, state and federal tax regimes. Advise on entity formation and structure, mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international joint ventures, executive compensation and benefits, investment and research credits, tax-exempt organizations, employee stock ownership plans, and tax-qualified plans.