Corporate/M&A

Our Corporate/M&A group brings a practical, results-oriented perspective to business law. Although we consider ourselves to be a classic “middle market” firm, we represent companies of all sizes, ranging from closely held family businesses to large public companies and from start-ups to mature organizations.

We counsel clients on an array of corporate, securities and commercial matters, including those related to routine operating issues as well as more complex tax-driven transactions requiring specialized services.  The corporate practice focuses heavily on strategic deals including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures as well as intergenerational transfers and succession planning. We analyze alternative forms of business organizations be they LLCs, corporations or other structures and are heavily involved in the drafting and negotiation of shareholder and operating agreements.

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Overview

Our Corporate/M&A group brings a practical, results-oriented perspective to business law. Although we consider ourselves to be a classic “middle market” firm, we represent companies of all sizes, ranging from closely held family businesses to large public companies and from start-ups to mature organizations.

We counsel clients on an array of corporate, securities and commercial matters, including those related to routine operating issues as well as more complex tax-driven transactions requiring specialized services.  The corporate practice focuses heavily on strategic deals including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures as well as intergenerational transfers and succession planning. We analyze alternative forms of business organizations be they LLCs, corporations or other structures and are heavily involved in the drafting and negotiation of shareholder and operating agreements.

Emerging Companies

Moses & Singer’s Corporate Law practice brings a no-nonsense, reality-based focus to the legal needs of entrepreneurs and emerging companies.  We represent start-ups in every stage of evolution, from the moment an idea takes shape to late-stage venture-backed enterprises.  The attorneys at Moses & Singer share your goals and will work with you every step of the way, turning your passion and creativity into business reality.

Moses & Singer is big enough to handle your most complicated matters but small enough to offer the attention you need in a challenging business climate.  Among the many services customized for early-stage companies, we provide:

  • Advice on business plans, to ensure overall soundness of the business model from a legal perspective
  • Structuring of the entity, including partnership and shareholder agreements
  • Creating proposals aimed at securing capital from banks, “angel” financiers, venture capital firms, private equity and other financial sources
  • Handling all aspects of employment law, ensuring that labor practices and handbooks meet regulatory requirements while maintaining control over inventions, intellectual property and confidential information
  • Guidance on licensing and protection of intellectual property, creative innovations, software, trademarks, copyrights and patents
  • Negotiation of equipment leasing and real estate transactions
  • Negotiating mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic partnerships
  • Representation on all commercial, individual and employee-related litigation
  • Handling of tax transactions and litigation 
  • Representation on matters arising from personal suits, white-collar criminal issues, and government investigations
  • Establishment of an asset protection plan, including trusts, estate planning, and intergenerational wealth transfers
  • Serving as general counsel and advisor at board and management meetings
  • National and international representation, through the MSI Global Alliance of accounting and legal professionals in 27 states and 105 countries

Corporate Transactions

Our attorneys effectively and cost-efficiently handle the full spectrum of commercial transactions.  We start by analyzing your business structure, forms of agreement, regulatory structure, employment issues and financial arrangements with lenders, investors and strategic partners.  From there we work on optimizing your business negotiations, challenges and initiatives as needed.

The Corporate team draws upon the firm's other practice areas to deliver a seamless approach on matters concerning our clients. We also call upon our network of investment bankers, commercial bankers, private equity resources, insurance specialists and other financial and industry-related professionals to assist clients in meeting their objectives.

Our legal services cover the needs of both domestic and international businesses.  Through our association with MSI Global Alliance, we can access the services of over 250 selected professional firms in over 100 countries.  In this way we can provide complete legal and financial support wherever your business needs takes you.

Financial Transactions

Our Corporate practice handles matters involving angel rounds of financings, venture capital transactions, private equity negotiations, private placements, mezzanine financing, recapitalizations, IPOs and secondary public offerings.   We represent a broad array of issuers, investors, funds and underwriters.  Our experience covers a diverse range of industries including technology, consumer products, wholesale distribution, manufacturing and professional firms.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We represent domestic and foreign entities in negotiating and structuring a wide variety of financial and strategic M&A and divestiture transactions, with an emphasis on structuring, negotiating and consummating the transaction. Moses & Singer brings to the table not only legal experience but also insight into what the other parties to a transaction may require to conclude the deal. Our inter-disciplinary team approach brings together all the firm’s practice areas to bear for our clients.  We do not see problems, we see solutions.

Securities Law Compliance

Moses & Singer handles a wide range of securities law matters. Our firm advises clients on legal issues involving the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act and the Trust Indenture Act, as well as issues under various state laws and the rules of securities exchanges and SROs. The firm is widely recognized for experience in securities transfer, custody and pledge arrangements, typically in connection with financing matters.

Executive Compensation/Shareholder Arrangements

We work with clients in designing and implementing executive compensation plans, including:

  • Stock option plans
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Phantom stock plans
  • Qualified and non-qualified plans
  • ESOPs and other employee plans

The firm advises companies and senior executives with respect to drafting and negotiating employment agreements and in dealing with internal corporate policies and problems. We also have extensive experience in dealing with shareholder issues, including those involved in starting a business, those which arise when shareholders disagree, and those involved in passing a business on to the next generation. Our team approach provides integrated advice in these areas as well.

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