Our Corporate and Securities Group provides a full range of services to public and private companies, private equity funds, financial institutions, and institutional and individual investors.
Our corporate lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in sophisticated business transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt financings, restructurings and reorganizations, public and private securities offerings, and venture capital investments. We leverage our strong full-service firm platform to lead these transactions.
We represent small and large companies across a wide range of industries, including the highly regulated health care, life sciences and financial services industries.
Our core services include:
Benefit Corporations and Social Impact
We help clients develop and maintain business practices and investment strategies that are both economically profitable and socially impactful by establishing alternative corporate structures, such as benefit corporations and advising clients on the requirements necessary to maintain status as a benefit corporation.
Our corporate finance lawyers handle all types of sophisticated commercial lending transactions, such as asset-based transactions, cash flow financings and leveraged buyouts. We represent both lenders and borrowers and frequently handle complex structures, including those that involve multilayered inter-creditor issues and cross-border issues.
We provide ongoing compliance advice with respect to corporate governance issues, including Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Act requirements, NYSE/NASDAQ rules, fiduciary responsibilities of directors and officers, disclosure obligations, financial reporting issues, management succession, executive compensation and conflict of interest issues. Additionally, we also represent clients in connection with complex matters, such as hostile takeovers, poison pills and proxy contests.
Corporate Venture and Innovation
We provide guidance and advice throughout all stages of a corporate venture program – from fund formation to deal sourcing and evaluation, to transaction structuring and negotiation, to portfolio company management and follow-on financings, and ultimately to acquisition, sale and other exit events.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our lawyers have handled hundreds of M&A transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions, tender offers, mergers, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, recapitalizations, structured auctions and roll-ups. We provide the full-range of legal representation needed in order to ensure that the transaction is effectuated as smoothly and successfully as possible.
We represent funds, investors, entrepreneurs and portfolio companies with the full range of issues related to private investments, including formation issues, minority and control investments, follow-on acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings, dispositions, and distribution of exit proceeds.
Securities and Capital Markets
We use our keen understanding of securities laws and problem-solving skills to help clients navigate applicable securities laws and engage in securities offerings to accomplish their growth objectives and business strategies. For instance, we represent growth companies in private placements, venture capital transactions and initial public offerings. On behalf of public companies, we handle the full range of securities transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and debt, structured investments and novel hybrid securities offerings. Additionally, we work closely with members of our M&A practice on transactions involving proxy solicitations, tender offers and exchange offers.
We provide a full range of advice on federal, state, local and international tax matters to corporations, partnerships, nonprofit organizations and individuals. We are nationally recognized for our work structuring and implementing major corporate and partnership transactions, including tax-free and taxable mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as tax deferred like-kind exchanges of real estate, aircrafts, and other assets. We also provide ongoing tax advice to business entities of all sizes and to tax-exempt organizations.
Extremely knowledgeable, dependable, diligent and professional. They feel more like partners in our businesses than outside counsel.CHAMBERS USA, 2015
Named Among Top Three Best Corporate Practices in PennsylvaniaTHE LEGAL INTELLIGENCER BEST LAW FIRM CORPORATE PRACTICES 2015