Capital Markets and Financing
Mergers and Acquisitions
In differing economic environments, whether up or down, companies in diverse industries are keenly aware that excellent, well-rounded corporate legal advice is an essential component of achieving business goals. Fogel & Potamianos LLP has more than just excellent corporate attorneys though. Our clients sleep better because they know that we really care about their well-being – we view ourselves not just as hired guns, but as partners with our clients working together to effectuate their business objectives.
Fogel & Potamianos LLP has assembled a team of exceptional corporate attorneys who are skilled in representing clients in varied corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisitions matters. Our corporate attorneys know the law – but are also practical and business-savvy. They advise on business matters; they negotiate effective agreements; they counsel corporate boards; and they work with their colleagues in all our other departments to get complex deals done right. Our Corporate Practice Group strives to provide a level of service unmatched by larger law firms.
And that is why our clients send us work repeatedly, because they know that they will receive unsurpassed attention, high-quality work product – and reasonable bills.
The Corporate Practice Group has wide-ranging experience and expertise in the full spectrum of corporate representation including:
- Ongoing corporate representation of public and private companies
- Sophisticated commercial transactions
- Securities filings and Securities and Exchange Commission compliance
- Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
- Exchange listing
- Financing and capital raising in the public and private markets, including PIPEs
- Private equity transactions
- Venture capital financings
- Business restructurings and reorganizations
- Initial public offerings (IPOs)
- Reverse merger and alternative public offering transactions
- Corporate governance
- Joint venturing
- Technology licensing
- International corporate transactions
Within the Corporate Practice Group, our work for our clients extends to multiple fronts as our clients’ needs dictate, including the “Big Three” areas of corporate representation: capital markets and financing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
Our attorneys handle transactions ranging from small venture capital start-ups to multimillion dollar transactions for large established companies.
In the merger and acquisitions area, we negotiate and manage mergers; sales and purchases of assets, subsidiaries and divisions; going-private transactions; MBOs; spin-offs; fairness opinion and corporate governance matters; and related transactional and M&A advisory engagements. Our attorneys represent buyers, sellers, investors, shareholders, boards of directors and special committees, financial advisors and investment banks, broker-dealers and lenders in structuring, negotiating and consummating complex international and domestic change-in-control transactions, stock-for-stock exchanges, mergers of equals, cash-out mergers and other methods of business combination for large, mid and small cap companies, as well as privately held businesses.
In the corporate governance area, we represent publicly traded and closely held corporations and business organizations, as well as emerging entities, individuals, charitable (or not-for-profit) institutions and entrepreneurs. We represent clients across multiple industry segments with respect to acquisitions, stock purchases and asset sales for closely held companies, corporate governance and audit committee matters, new business ventures and strategic alliances, employment and executive compensation matters, technology and trademark licensing and franchising and, with respect to publicly traded companies, a broad range of federal securities regulatory and compliance matters and transactions. We advise boards of directors and other stakeholders on matters from general corporate governance issues – for both public and private companies – to compliance with their statutory and fiduciary duties to developing strategies to retain or obtain control or force a transaction in which the parties can unwind their relationship.
Constantine Potamianos is a partner and chair of the Corporate Practice Group.