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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:
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:
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:
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: