For companies of all sizes and across all industries, effective growth strategies are a key driver of success in the marketplace. Our transactional attorneys get deeply involved in understanding the business and strategic thinking of our clients, and we take a pragmatic yet long-term approach to determining how we can best support their growth. From early-stage start-ups to global Fortune 100 companies, our attorneys tend to the full range of our clients’ corporate, financial and transactional needs.
We take an active role in our clients’ businesses, and we often serve as general counsel for small and mid-market companies with robust growth strategies, as well as play similar roles for our largest clients. We draft their operating and shareholder agreements. We advise them on executive compensation plans that effectively attract and retain talent. We assist them with ensuring their intellectual property is protected. We arrange all manner of debt and equity financings, and we tend to SEC compliance and other securities matters.
We close an unusually high number of transactions each year, mostly mergers and acquisitions, but also divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances. We work on both the buy and sell sides, and many of our deals are middle-market transactions in the service sector, but our deals also range in size from development-stage companies to global businesses. Clients count on us not just to negotiate and draft the deal but also to serve as their business advisers and to understand the operational and economic impacts on their founders, management teams and businesses.
We represent a wide range of borrowers across many industry sectors as they navigate a complex lending landscape in pursuit of debt financing. We help clients analyze their requirements and then guide them through the structuring, negotiation and closing of credit facilities and other debt sources that meet their needs. We fully apprise them of their ongoing obligations under these facilities, including all covenants and reporting requirements, to ensure that these can be managed over the lives of their loans and serve as growth capital and not merely burdensome restrictions on success.
We regularly serve as counsel to the founders of start-up and development-stage companies as they address the needs of their ventures. We are instrumental in structuring entities, arranging funding rounds, recruiting talent and formulating business strategies. Our lawyers are current on the most state-of-the-art venture capital financing techniques and market terms. We typically remain as close advisers to a company through each stage of its growth, up to and including a successful sale or other exit, if desired.
The tax ramifications of any corporate deal are typically complicated and critical to a financially successful outcome. We advise clients on the tax implications of their transactions, whether for the company itself or for its founders, managers and investors, and we provide the right structure to maximize the tax benefits. Especially in cross-border deals, clients trust us to look at their transactions from a tax-advantaged viewpoint, and to optimize their tax posture in each jurisdiction, foreign and domestic. We are highly adept, not just at identifying the tax issues and impediments, but also at finding creative solutions to difficult tax problems in an ever-changing tax environment.