Our corporate and international practice represents a diverse mix of U.S., European and Latin American clients, including large and mid-sized industrial groups, small businesses, venture capitalists, commercial lenders, real estate developers, real estate investors, New York City retail establishments, family businesses and individual entrepreneurs.
Our expertise includes:
- General Corporate. We act as counsel for various companies in all phases of operations, from entity structuring and start-up to dissolution. We form all types of entities, and on their behalf, negotiate and prepare a vast array of commercial agreements, including private placements, joint venture agreements, shareholders’ agreements, operating agreements, limited partnership agreements, IP license agreements, aircraft lease and sale agreements, distributorship, supply and agency agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, confidentiality agreements and nondisclosure agreements. We also prosecute trademark registration applications for our corporate clients.
- Major Transactions. We represent buyers and sellers in the negotiation, documentation and closing of significant transactions involving mergers, stock purchases and sales and asset purchases and sales.
- Commercial Lending. In the area of commercial lending, we represent lenders in drafting documentation for commercial credit facilities, including loan agreements, amendments to loan agreements, promissory notes, guaranties, security agreements, intercreditor agreements, subordination agreements, waiver and forbearance agreements, default notices, UCC financing statements and amendments thereto, and legal opinion letters. We also negotiate and revise loan documentation on behalf of commercial borrowers.
- International. A substantial component of our practice is on behalf of foreign companies and individuals, primarily from Germany, Austria and Spain, advising them in connection with acquisitions and other business transactions in the United States, as well as the establishment of offices and the provision of general ongoing support. Together with our immigration group, we are able to provide international clients with a full range of advice in establishing and expanding U.S. operations, including the transfer of personnel from overseas to the United States.