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  •   David brought all of his many capabilities to bear in guiding our complex and...

  • I have known Howard several years. He is very knowledgeable, professional and competent in bankruptcy...

  •   David is the first lawyer I call when one of my clients needs bankruptcy-related...

  • Howard is great! He is among the very penultimate best bankruptcy lawyers and bankruptcy trustees...

  • Howard Ehrenberg is an excellent lawyer, great problem solver, has really good people skills and...

  •   David is a consummate professional and one of the most brilliant attorneys I’ve ever...

  • Howard Ehrenberg is an excellent bankruptcy attorney and trustee. He employs his sound business sense...

  • Howard is one of the most respected and experienced bankruptcy attorneys and trustees in the...

  •   David Kupetz is a very effective insolvency lawyer who seeks to find the best...

  • I have worked with Howard on cases going back to the Queen Mary bankruptcy case...

  • I worked with Howard for over a decade and know him well. He is highly...

  • Howard is a well organized, competent, and ethical lawyer. It is a pleasure working with...

  • David is one of the preeminent restructuring attorneys in California. I selected him to prepare...

  • Disposing real estate as part of a bankruptcy liquidation deals with a lot of dynamic...

  • Howard is bright, capable and conscientious. He is detail oriented and attempts to look after...

  • Howard is and always has been extremely professional and regularly accessible and cooperative not only...

  • Few professional instill as much confidence as Howard when it comes to sorting through complex...

  • I have worked with Howard for over 15 years on various matters. He is a...

  • After many years of knowing David Kupetz, I finally had the opportunity to work with...

  •   I’ve known and worked with Howard over the years and have always found him...

  • Howard was my supervising attorney when I worked at Sulmeyer. He has a great work...

  • I have retained David on several occasions to assist us with debtor-creditor matters. David is...

  • I have personally known Howard for over 10 years and we have worked together on...

  • I worked with Howard on the bankruptcy case involving the Queen Mary in Long Beach....

  •   David is an excellent attorney for those landlords needing a value orientated consultant to...

  •   David Kupetz provided a calm, sure and steady hand in coordinating and directing a...

  •   David is one of the most competent and knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyers I have worked...

  •   I have known David for about 5 years and have drawn on his expertise...

  • Howard is an extremely diligent, prudent, honest, and efficient bankruptcy trustee and receiver. I have...

  •   I have worked with David for over 10 years and on over 30 different...

  • David has been a highly effective legal advisor for companies I have represented as financial...

  • I have worked with Howard Ehrenberg on cases going back to the Queen Mary bankruptcy...

  •     I have worked with Howard Ehrenberg for over 15 years on various matters....

  •   I have personally known Howard Ehrenberg for over 10 years and we have worked...

  • While doing a turnaround, we needed bankruptcy counsel and chose SulmeyerKupetz over many others. We...

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Corporate and Transactional Work

SulmeyerKupetz offers comprehensive General Corporate, Transactional and Mergers and Acquisitions services to its clients.

General Corporate Practice

The firm’s general corporate practice involves handling everything from “routine” operational and general business issues involving contracts, management, control, decision-making and legal compliance, to the more “unique deals” that arise from time to time. The firm’s general corporate practice includes representing individuals and entities (whether in corporate, LLC or other business entity format), as well as trusts and estates. This representation encompasses all “stages” of a company’s development—from assisting startups to early-stage, as well as middle-market and established companies, all operating in a broad array of industries.

Transactional and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice

SulmeyerKupetz specializes in Transactional and M&A matters of a more deal-oriented nature. These “deal” transactions typically involve either acquisitions or dispositions, and usually arise with respect to the buying or selling of an asset or asset group, as well as licensing and leasing. This type of deal is often a “creative” exercise to help achieve significant benefits and/or limit liabilities as appropriate. Our highly experienced corporate attorneys routinely handle these types of transactions, which take many forms, including:

  • Asset, stock sale or purchase
  • Licensing
  • Joint ventures
  • Leasing
  • Assignment of rights
  • Employment, consulting and independent contractor agreements
  • Other corporate transactional matters beyond ongoing operational issues

Our clients’ deal transactions also require expertise in addressing all aspects of financing, whether in the form of debt or equity transactions or other forms of financing. Our corporate attorneys have significant experience in advising clients, drafting and reviewing documents, and negotiating terms and conditions associated with financings. Financings are in many instances an integral part, or crucial to, the completion of a deal.

Well-Positioned to Effectively Advise Early-Stage and Middle-Market Companies

SulmeyerKupetz’s transactional practice is experiencing robust growth in representing start-ups, early-stage and middle-market companies. The firm’s corporate attorneys are ideally positioned to help—in addition to significant general corporate, transactional and M&A experience, members of our legal team have actual “hands on” experience as accountants, in-house counsel and corporate officers in startups and early-stage technology companies and management in venture capital/private equity “incubator” companies focused on funding start-ups. We are able to set up a company, assist it in raising funds for its growth and development, and help it get “in the game” and off and running.

Our attorneys advise early-stage and middle-market clients in the following areas:

  • Company formation, management, scope of authority, stock option plans and related internal governing documents
  • Employment, consulting and independent contractor agreements
  • Financing strategies and funding sources
  • Tax implications and long-term planning
  • Intellectual property protection, ownership, assignment and licensing

Given this unique blend of corporate, restructuring, financial and entrepreneurial experience, our attorneys are able to view a company’s needs and objectives from various angles beyond a specific transaction. This strategic “big picture” perspective is extremely valuable in helping clients to secure funding as well as facilitate new growth opportunities and partnerships.

Diverse Corporate Practice Related to Bankruptcy and Restructuring

SulmeyerKupetz represents a diverse client base in general corporate and transactional matters in connection with out-of-court restructurings and workouts, assignments for the benefit of creditors, bankruptcy liquidation cases and bankruptcy reorganization cases. Our highly experienced team of corporate attorneys handles the negotiation and documentation of:

  • Restructuring
  • Forbearance
  • Extensions
  • Loans
  • Cash collateral
  • Debtor-in-possession financing
  • Other agreements

Additionally, as bankruptcy often involves financing and refinancing, as well as acquisitions and dispositions, our attorneys are exceptionally well-equipped to handle these cross-disciplinary matters. We are able to effectively facilitate the buying and selling of assets involved in a bankruptcy or an insolvent estate. We also represent the assignee and assist in the sale of an assignment for the benefit of creditors, as well as represent the seller or purchaser of those assets. The firm represents clients in negotiating, and drafting Chapter 11 plans of reorganization and the transactional documents that result therefrom.

Integration with Our Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Benefits Clients

SulmeyerKupetz corporate, transactional and M&A services are seamlessly integrated with the firm’s premier bankruptcy and restructuring practices. This “uniquely” benefits our clients in that the firm can handle all types of corporate matters arising from both within and outside the bankruptcy and insolvency context. The firm’s full-service corporate transactional practice, when dealing with bankruptcy and restructuring scenarios, includes matters involving:

  • Out-of-court restructurings and workouts related to evaluating and modifying loan documents
  • Refinancing, debtor-in-possession financing, and take-out financing for parties interested in financing or buying assets within these opportunities
  • Sales transactions and Chapter 11 plans of reorganization

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TESTIMONIALS

  •   David brought all of his many capabilities to bear in guiding our complex and...

  • I have known Howard several years. He is very knowledgeable, professional and competent in bankruptcy...

  •   David is the first lawyer I call when one of my clients needs bankruptcy-related...

  • Howard is great! He is among the very penultimate best bankruptcy lawyers and bankruptcy trustees...

  • Howard Ehrenberg is an excellent lawyer, great problem solver, has really good people skills and...

  •   David is a consummate professional and one of the most brilliant attorneys I’ve ever...

  • Howard Ehrenberg is an excellent bankruptcy attorney and trustee. He employs his sound business sense...

  • Howard is one of the most respected and experienced bankruptcy attorneys and trustees in the...

  •   David Kupetz is a very effective insolvency lawyer who seeks to find the best...

  • I have worked with Howard on cases going back to the Queen Mary bankruptcy case...

  • I worked with Howard for over a decade and know him well. He is highly...

  • Howard is a well organized, competent, and ethical lawyer. It is a pleasure working with...

  • David is one of the preeminent restructuring attorneys in California. I selected him to prepare...

  • Disposing real estate as part of a bankruptcy liquidation deals with a lot of dynamic...

  • Howard is bright, capable and conscientious. He is detail oriented and attempts to look after...

  • Howard is and always has been extremely professional and regularly accessible and cooperative not only...

  • Few professional instill as much confidence as Howard when it comes to sorting through complex...

  • I have worked with Howard for over 15 years on various matters. He is a...

  • After many years of knowing David Kupetz, I finally had the opportunity to work with...

  •   I’ve known and worked with Howard over the years and have always found him...

  • Howard was my supervising attorney when I worked at Sulmeyer. He has a great work...

  • I have retained David on several occasions to assist us with debtor-creditor matters. David is...

  • I have personally known Howard for over 10 years and we have worked together on...

  • I worked with Howard on the bankruptcy case involving the Queen Mary in Long Beach....

  •   David is an excellent attorney for those landlords needing a value orientated consultant to...

  •   David Kupetz provided a calm, sure and steady hand in coordinating and directing a...

  •   David is one of the most competent and knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyers I have worked...

  •   I have known David for about 5 years and have drawn on his expertise...

  • Howard is an extremely diligent, prudent, honest, and efficient bankruptcy trustee and receiver. I have...

  •   I have worked with David for over 10 years and on over 30 different...

  • David has been a highly effective legal advisor for companies I have represented as financial...

  • I have worked with Howard Ehrenberg on cases going back to the Queen Mary bankruptcy...

  •     I have worked with Howard Ehrenberg for over 15 years on various matters....

  •   I have personally known Howard Ehrenberg for over 10 years and we have worked...

  • While doing a turnaround, we needed bankruptcy counsel and chose SulmeyerKupetz over many others. We...

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