Corporate / Securities

Our attorneys assist businesses with a wide range of corporate, securities, and commercial law services, including but not limited to corporate governance, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, commercial contracts, technology, securities regulation, and international transactions.

We assist a wide range of companies with their corporate and securities law, from startup technology-based companies to more established companies in traditional industries. We also represent investors and private equity funds that own and advise portfolio companies. Our attorneys help clients structure, negotiate and document corporate transactions and advise on governance, regulatory and operational issues to service the corporate legal needs from initial investment through exit. We work with clients to understand their entire business strategy and tailor our legal services and advice to that strategy.

We are especially aware of our clients desire to control legal costs, and we work with our clients to find creative ways to minimize the cost of our services. In every transaction, our goal is to work with our clients’ investment bankers, accountants, and other advisors to help our clients choose the financing plan that is most effective and efficient to meet their goals, and to provide our services in the most cost-effective manner.

Manning Fulton’s corporate lawyers are experienced in a full range of corporate and securities transactions. Representative transactions include among others:

  • Acquisitions
  • Angel and venture capital transactions
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Convertible debt offerings
  • Corporate governance
  • Cross-border acquisition transactions
  • Director & officer liability planning
  • Distributorships
  • Executive compensation and incentive plans
  • Exit strategy planning & execution
  • International transactions
  • Investor representation
  • Joint venture transactions
  • Leveraged lease transactions
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity offerings
  • Private securities offerings
  • Private debt transactions
  • Recapitalizations, restructurings, and reorganizations
  • Roll-up transactions
  • Sale/leaseback transactions
  • Spin-offs of corporate subsidiaries
  • Technology transfers

Our lawyers counsel clients on federal and state securities law compliance and assist in planning, negotiation and documentation of private securities offerings, planning and executing exit strategies, add-on investments, recapitalizations and restructurings.

Private financings through angel investors, venture capital funds, leveraged buyout funds, private equity funds, corporate strategic investment programs, and other private investors can be important sources of capital for a growing company. Manning Fulton has represented both investors and issuing companies in a variety of private equity and debt transactions, including bridge loans, convertible debt and warrants, preferred stock rounds, senior debt and mezzanine transactions, and subordination and intercreditor arrangements, among others. 

We also act as outside counsel to many portfolio companies owned by investor clients. In this capacity, we advise on commercial contracts, corporate governance, executive compensation and employee incentive plans, intellectual property, tax, and other matters. 

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