As part of our corporate and commercial practice, we provide corporate financing litigation services.

Corporate Finance Options

Finding corporate finance can be a complicated practice, especially for new business entrepreneurs. Business start-ups have to find sources of funding while being mindful of the capital structure of their companies. The actions taken to increase the value of the business can come under increased scrutiny from regulatory bodies & shareholders alike.

To be successful, corporate finance options often require complex transactions. Often including a wide variety of differing business entities and structures. Many companies may rely exclusively on their business partners, banks, or other entities for advice and form documents. However, seeking advice from an experienced business attorney can be crucial to protecting yourself. With a dedicated attorney-client relationship, you will get advise specific to your needs, for your own protection. Sound advice from a trusted advisor is important in obtaining corporate finance, as deals can become complicated and intricate.

Corporate Finance Concerns with Intellectual Property and Information Technology

When intellectual property (IP) or information technology (IT) is involved, valuation can become an issue. Many companies either undervalue or overestimate the true worth of such assets. Even worse, some companies may not even recognize that some of their processes or products are worthy of IP protection. Getting advice from an intellectual property knowledgable attorney is important before sharing or giving away assets. Unfortunately, companies may fail to leverage such important resources when they seek business or capital financing. We have experience with intellectual property and information technology asset audits and valuation for inclusion in corporate finance deals.

How We Assist With Corporate Finance

We can help with business planning, corporate finance options, and business strategy from beginning to end.  We have the experience necessary to properly advise on how to leverage assets in the best manner possible. In addition, we keep your business goals and legal interests in mind. Furthermore, we can perform important due diligence and intellectual property audits that may reveal unleveraged assets and unprotected branding opportunities. We can also assist your third party finance firm with intellectual property and business valuation.

We advise clients in a variety of equity and debt financing transactions within a variety of industries, including for example:

  • Technology

  • eCommerce

  • Financial Services

  • Internet

  • Energy

  • Telecommunications

  • Retail

  • Insurance

Additionally, we provide planning, negotiation, & drafting services for bank loans, lines of credit, letters of credit, and other commercial bank services. As each field has its own intricacies and regulatory requirements, it is important to consult legal counsel when it comes to operating in each legal landscape.

Document Review In Advance of Seeking Corporate Financing

Prior to seeking corporate finance, you should ensure your current agreements are in order and best suited for you. We review your legal documents and advise on what provisions should be re-negotiated or revised.  Additionally, we can advise on businesses protections or advantages previously unseen as well as consider recent changes in the law that could benefit you.

Additional Insights Regarding Corporate Financing and Capital Raises

For more information on corporate financing legal issues, see our Legal Insights and Industry Solutions pages.