Members of the Smith Moore Leatherwood Corporate and Business Transactions group have built relationships that have endured for decades, acting as an outside general counsel, strategic business advisor, and one-stop legal resource for businesses of all types and sizes. We take a proactive approach in helping our clients solve day-to-day problems and developing strategies for future growth or dispositions.
We know the fundamental measure of a good client relationship is how little our clients worry about legal matters and how much they focus on the success of their business. For large public and private clients, as well as small private and closely-held family companies, our business lawyers act as a primary contact, handling day-to-day legal matters and referring clients to other Smith Moore Leatherwood lawyers with skills in particular disciplines as needed.
Smith Moore Leatherwood's business lawyers give advice on a variety of issues including:
- Business ownership, control and management issues such as entity formation, tax planning, and executive compensation
- Acquisitions and reorganizations
- Stock and asset sales
- Mergers, leveraged buy-outs, and going-private transactions
- Debt and equity finance
- International transactions
Our attorneys represent a variety of business concerns, some focusing on distinct industries such as health care, education, textiles, finance, transportation and insurance. We have hands-on experience dealing with all forms of business enterprises, including limited liability companies, partnerships and professional corporations. The group offers tax services, advises on start-up issues and regulatory compliance, and regularly assists with contract issues such as shareholder agreements, employment contracts, licensing agreements, supply contracts, consulting agreements, purchase and sale forms, and warranty agreements. We are skilled in handling mergers, acquisitions and other transactions involving business combinations, representing buyers, sellers and equity investors.