The attorneys in the Firm’s Corporate Department have extensive experience representing and advising clients in a broad array of corporate matters. Our clients include financial institutions, private equity funds, high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, and privately and publicly held companies across multiple industries, including media and entertainment, restaurant and hospitality, fashion and apparel, finance, and energy.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our attorneys have extensive experience on both buy-side and sell-side transactions, including stock sales, asset sales, joint ventures, exchange offers, restructurings, spin-offs, cross-border acquisitions and other business combination transactions, for both established and emerging businesses.
The Firm represents venture capital and private equity funds and institutional investors, as well as companies seeking financing, in early through late stage capital investments and other transactions, including portfolio investments and acquisitions. Our attorneys also counsel sponsors on investment fund formation.
Corporate Finance and Securities
Our attorneys have broad experience representing issuers, investment banks and institutional and individual investors in private placements of debt and equity securities and other exempt transactions. The Firm also represents borrowers and lenders in a wide variety of secured and unsecured financing transactions.
The Firm has significant experience counseling clients on minimizing federal, state, and local tax liabilities associated with corporate and real estate transactions, including structuring M&A transactions, fund and other entity formations, recapitalizations, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy workouts, equity grants to employees and 1031 tax exchanges.
Franchising, Distribution and Trademark Licensing
Our attorneys advise on franchise and distribution matters, including both domestic and international regulatory compliance. The Firm has experience representing area development, master franchise and subfranchise systems, and in assisting clients with licensing and technology agreements. Our attorneys also represent licensors and licensees in trademark and other intellectual property licensing.
Fashion, Apparel and Retail
Whether counseling international model management companies, or negotiating multi-million dollar licensing deals with major retailers, our attorneys are well known as leaders in the fashion, apparel and retail industries. We regularly handle a wide variety of industry matters, including licensing, distribution, corporate finance and secured transactions, trademark and copyright protection, e-commerce, branded merchandise, advertising and promotion, strategic business relationships and affiliate agreements, as well as apparel production, wholesale and retail sales, and licensing. Our practice includes attorneys considered to be at the forefront of fashion modeling law. They have handled the negotiation of licensing, endorsement and co-branding agreements for both models and designers, and formerly served as In-House Counsel for some of the most influential model management companies in the world.
Corporate Governance and General Corporate Matters
Our attorneys act as outside general counsel and actively advise on corporate and securities laws, including fiduciary duty issues, corporate governance and disclosure obligations. We represent a wide range of companies in a variety of industry sectors at every stage of the company lifecycle.
To discuss your corporate needs, please contact Michael Eisner at 310.855.3200.