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Corporate Formation and Governance


We help for-profit businesses and nonprofit entities create a solid foundation long before they open their doors and as they continue to build on that foundation.

Extensive corporate formation experience

We regularly advise investors, strategic partners, family-owned businesses, closely held corporations, emerging and middle-market companies, multinational corporations and nonprofit corporations (public or mutual benefit) in all areas of entity formation. We help clients identify and establish the most effective business structures for their unique objectives and markets, assist in obtaining appropriate financing for these entities, and negotiate a broad range of shareholder, vendor, employment, tax exemption determinations and other agreements and contracts that enable companies to establish a solid footing from the outset.

Clearheaded fiduciary and governance guidance

Nearly a decade after the most recent global economic crises, organized shareholder activists, legislators and government regulators continue to scrutinize the fiduciary performance of corporate directors, boards of directors, committees and executive officers. Our experienced lawyers help public and private companies and nonprofit organizations establish strong governance policies and best practices that withstand such close examination. We advise clients on the full range legal of matters, including:

  • Corporate governance structuring
  • Representation of independent committees
  • Legal issues in board decision-making
  • Board member and officer issues
  • Shareholder/Member relations
  • Crisis management
  • Gaining and maintaining tax-exempt status for nonprofits
  • Compensation

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"They have a diverse and strong bench with expertise in different areas. They are very responsive and take care of matters quickly." 

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