Straight Talk about Corporate Law

For more than a century, our lawyers have advised the entrepreneurs, companies, investors and business executives who define global dealmaking and capital markets. We are known and recognized as lead counsel on the most sophisticated transactions, including master limited partnerships (MLPs), initial public offerings (IPOs), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), asset securitizations, real estate investment trusts (REITS) and royalty trusts. We were involved in the creation of the first MLPs in the early 1980s and served as issuer’s counsel on the first “drop down” MLP in 1983. We were also instrumental in the now accepted use of publicly-traded royalty trusts as oil and gas-related corporate financing vehicles.

Our Clients

Our lawyers help clients remain in compliance with an ever-changing regulatory and corporate governance landscape and complete transactions while achieving their business objectives. Our clients include the following dealmakers:

Our Industry Experience

Our corporate experience includes the full range of global transactions across numerous industries. A significant area of our corporate experience includes helping clients with the structuring, financing and development of traditional and alternative energy projects worldwide.

We are market leaders in the energy and technology industries and have experience across numerous industries, including:

Our Corporate Practice Areas

We are particularly active in the following corporate practice areas:

Equity and Debt Capital Markets. We advise issuers, underwriters and investors in large and start-up capital markets transactions. Our capital markets experience includes:

Mergers and Acquisitions. We advise public and private companies, financial advisors and investors on a variety of complex M&A transactions and provide seasoned advice to the boards of directors, special committees and large investors who are considering strategic alternatives. Our M&A experience includes:

Governance and Compliance. We represent large and small public company clients and provide experienced ongoing advice regarding corporate governance and disclosure matters, particularly:

White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement. We represent corporations, boards of directors, management and other individuals in connection with the full spectrum of white collar and government enforcement matters, including:

Technology and Emerging Companies. We advise entrepreneurs, public and private emerging growth companies, investors and venture capital and private equity firms. We regularly advise clients on formation and development, seed stage and late-stage funding, IPOs, PIPE and 144A transactions, M&A, intellectual property and licensing matters and executive compensation and benefits.

Private Equity. We advise private equity funds and their portfolio companies at each stage of the portfolio company cycle: identifying—and acquiring—the right target, unlocking portfolio company earnings growth and effecting a successful exit. Our private equity transactional experience includes leveraged/management buy-outs, leveraged recapitalizations, going private transactions, tender offers, consolidations and industry roll-ups, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, equity and debt financings and PIPE transactions.

Structured Finance and Securitization. We advise participants in all facets of securitization and structured finance transactions, including originators, purchasers, issuers, underwriters, loan servicers and trustees, as well as nationally recognized rating agencies. We have experience with mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securitizations, commercial paper programs, international securitizations and covered bonds.

Investment Funds. We advise private investment funds and advisors as well as the state entities and individuals who invest in investment funds. Our capabilities cover all related strategic issues that affect investment fund participants and transactions, including formation and structuring of domestic and offshore investment funds, regulatory compliance, audits and investigations, SEC enforcement and private equity matters.

Our Multidisciplinary Team

We are known for the sophistication and depth of our different practice groups. The lawyers in these other practice groups work closely with our Corporate lawyers to develop solutions to the array of issues that confront clients and to structure each deal to achieve the best results for clients.

Practice groups whose lawyers routinely assist our Corporate lawyers include Antitrust Counseling, Banking/Finance, Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring, Economic Recovery and Government Opportunities, Executive Compensation/Employee Benefits, Energy, Environmental, Intellectual Property Counseling and Litigation, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Project Finance, Real Estate, Tax and White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement.

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