Mergers & Acquisitions
The Firm regularly represents buyers, sellers, and private equity firms in acquisitions and dispositions of both established and emerging businesses. We have significant experience in structuring and executing various types of M&A transactions, including domestic and cross-border transactions, stock sales, asset sales, joint ventures, exchange offers, restructurings, and other business combination transactions. Our combined experience also spans numerous industries, including biotechnology and life sciences, financial services, television/cable, e-commerce, internet telephony, manufacturing, healthcare, and hospitality and gaming.
Structured and Bank Finance
The Firm has extensive experience representing issuers, underwriters, placement agents, master servicers and special servicers, originators, sellers, borrowers, credit enhancement providers and institutional purchasers relating to the securitization of residential mortgage loans (including home equity loans and home equity lines of credit), commercial and multifamily mortgage loans, manufactured housing loans, credit card receivables and leases and installment sales contracts. We have also represented clients in CDO transactions securitizing a variety of assets, including high-yield bonds, bank loans, project loans, asset backed securities, collateralized bond obligations (CBO)/collateralized loan obligations (CLO) debt and equity, perpetual floating rate notes, credit linked notes, common stock, stock index funds, synthetic securities, trust preferred stock and real estate assets.
The Firm regularly represents borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured senior and mezzanine debt transactions. Our experience includes structuring and executing syndicated and single lender term and revolving credit facilities, leveraged acquisition financings, equipment and capital leases, and letters of credit.
We have also represented clients in connection with resecuritizations, whole loan sales, participation certificates, mortgage warehouse financings (both residential and commercial) and other similar transactions.
Securities Finance and SEC Reporting
The Firm’s attorneys have closed literally hundreds of securities finance transactions. Our experience includes advising investment banks, issuers, and investors in multiple sectors at every stage of the financing cycle, from start up to late stage venture capital and private equity and debt transactions, to private placements and public offerings of common and preferred equity, PIPE transactions, and convertible and high-yield debt financings. We also have significant experience advising clients on securities disclosure issues and preparing filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, and proxy statements.
We have assisted clients with the establishment of various investment vehicles, including hedge funds, investment in “seed” investor arrangements, managed account arrangements, joint venture structures, funds for investment in subordinated commercial loans, mezzanine loans and subordinated CMBS, as well as in the purchase of commercial loans and participations, subordinated interests in CMBS, and interests in portfolios of commercial loans and other complex investment structures.
The Firm regularly advises companies on a variety of general, day-to-day business law matters in the capacity of outside general counsel. This representation typically covers virtually all aspects of our clients’ business law needs, from fiduciary duty and corporate governance issues, to employment, intellectual property, vendor relationships and other commercial law needs. Our objective is to become an integrated part of our clients, partnering with and serving as, or as an extension to, our clients’ in-house legal departments. As a result, we are focused on bringing the highest level of attention, not only to significant transactional matters, but also to our clients’ compliance and legal issues.