Corporate Transactions

Experienced Corporate Transactional Lawyer

Corporate Transactions LawyerLapin Law Firm provides sophisticated legal advice on the multifaceted topics regarding corporate transactions that are most important to public and private companies, including all areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, corporate counseling, and other transactional or securities-related topics.

We have extensive experience working with companies of all sizes, including public ones, private equity firms, and venture capital companies. Lapin Law Firm acts as in-house counsel for public and private companies, bringing years of industry experience to your business.

When your looking for the best corporate lawyer, contact Lapin Law Firm and let us show you why our clients love the way we do business.

What is corporate transaction law?

Transactional law is the area of law that governs business transactions, which are agreements between two or more people. Transactions are the legal steps taken in order to transfer rights, interests, and obligations from one party to another. When people talk about corporate transaction law it usually refers to the law that governs the business transactions of corporations. Corporate law includes the areas of corporate formation, business structuring, financing, acquisitions and mergers, corporate agreements, partnerships, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, legal business agreements and other issues that are particular to a corporation.

What is a transactional lawyer?

Corporate Transactions AttorneyTransactional lawyers are a type of corporate law adviser who negotiates and drafts contracts. Their work is to help companies come together for the purpose of doing business with each other, whether it be buying and selling, licensing or franchising. Transactional lawyers may also help companies to merge or be acquired by another company.

Transactional work is often “behind the scenes” and not as obvious as other types of work. As such, transactional lawyers usually need to have excellent communication skills and be good at understanding what the client is trying to achieve in order for them and the company they represent to succeed.

What does a corporate transactional lawyer do?

A transactional lawyer is a type of lawyer that specializes in corporate law. They are often times involved with mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, debt restructurings or bankruptcy proceedings.

Transactional attorneys often work with companies to:

  • create/form legal entities.
  • draft and negotiate contracts.
  • provide general governance, commercial, and compliance advice.
  • complete and file required forms.
  • design personnel policies.
  • counsel on regulatory licensing matters.

Transactional attorneys serving individual clients often:

  • draft legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney, and other estate planning tasks.
  • draft and negotiate contracts such as leases, agreements, or loan documents.
  • file tax forms or other documents.

When do you need a transactional lawyer?

When do you need a transactional lawyer? The answer to this question depends on:

– What type of transaction are you involved in, and the complexity thereof.

– If there are multiple transactions.

– If you are starting a new business, merging with another company, or acquiring an existing one.

– The number of people involved in the transaction and their expertise (e.g., if you are a small company and only have one person with knowledge of the transaction).

What Can A Corporate Transactional Lawyer Help With?

Business Formation

The formation of a business is an important step in the corporate transaction law process. There are many types of companies that can be formed under state laws, but all need to comply with requirements set forth by the state.

Business Structuring

In the United States, a business may be structured as either an individual proprietorship, partnership or corporation. In general, if a person is going to carry on a trade or business and will need more than $5,000 to start it up, he or she should form a corporation.

Reorganizations

What are the consequences for a corporation that does not have sufficient assets to satisfy its debts? If it cannot or will not be able to repay them, then bankruptcy is likely. However, if the corporation is in the process of reorganizing, then it may be able to take advantage of a provision in the Bankruptcy Code that allows corporations with less than $5 million dollars worth of assets

Mergers

A merger is the joining of two or more corporations, sometimes as a result of acquisition. A multi-corporation company may merge with or acquire (take over) another corporation; alternatively, two or more multi-corporation companies may merge to form a new corporation.

Acquisitions

The corporate structure of a company can be changed through an acquisition. Acquisitions are the most common way to change the corporate structure because they allow for different shareholders, management teams and directors to come together to create a new company. This is the most common way for companies to get control of other businesses without having to go through an IPO process.

Equity Offerings

The equity offering is the issuance by a corporation (or company) of shares of stock to raise capital or sell assets.

Debt Offerings

Debt Offerings are a type of financing that occurs when the issuer sells bonds or other debt securities to investors. The term can also refer to an offering by a company of its own shares to investors. Debt offerings are used to raise cash or other liquid assets, including shares for buybacks and dividends, as well as investments in the company’s operations.

Corporate Governance

Corporate governance is the process by which corporations are controlled, managed and directed. Governance structures vary among different entities that can be classified into three general categories: corporate law, public regulation of securities, and self-regulation.

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