Weston Business Attorneys
Weston Business Attorneys provide proactive counsel while acting as strategic partners to clients. Utilizing a solutions-oriented approach geared toward achieving defined goals and objectives, we help our clients successfully execute their business plans. Our primary areas of focus encompass a comprehensive range of corporate services. These include mergers and acquisitions, business entity selection and structuring, joint ventures and strategic alliances, executive compensation, private equity and venture capital, corporate finance, securities offerings and compliance. We also provide counsel on corporate governance, bankruptcy and corporate restructurings, and cross-border transactions. Our Corporate practice employs a collaborative multi-disciplinary team methodology. Whenever needed, we involve Weston Business Attorneys other practice areas, including tax, labor and employment, employee benefits, environmental, real estate and litigation. By providing integrated, client-focused advice along with cost-effective strategies, we help our clients leverage resources, minimize risk, and achieve objectives. Weston Business Attorneys corporate and securities attorneys work particularly closely with the firm’s tax lawyers to develop and implement tax-efficient strategies for complex transactions. Securities Edge Click above to read The Securities Edge: a blog focused on middle market companies. Service areas: Bankruptcy and corporate restructuring Business organization and structuring Corporate finance Corporate governance Executive compensation, qualified plans and key employee plans International business planning and transactions Mergers and acquisitions Mergers & Acquisitions Mergers & Acquisitions Whether the transaction involves an acquisition, disposition or equity investment, Weston Business Attorneys are committed to providing value-added legal solutions that take into account the economics of every deal, including its financial and tax implications. Our attorneys are experienced negotiators and problem-solvers, capable of resolving issues and marshalling a deal from concept through conclusion. They focus on practical business solutions that advance our clients’ objectives. Our Weston Business Attorneys practice provides securities and M&A legal services to companies of all types and sizes. We have counseled clients on hundreds of transactions involving billions of dollars, including mergers, acquisitions and sales of public and private companies; joint ventures and strategic alliances; acquisitions and dispositions of assets, affiliates and business units; purchases and sales of both controlling and minority interests; cross-border and international transactions; and corporate reorganizations and restructurings. Business Organization and Structuring Weston Corporate LawSkillful entity selection and structuring are the foundation of intelligent business and financial strategy. Weston Business Attorneys integrate numerous considerations into the entity selection and structuring process, including corporate, tax, asset protection, risk management, succession and estate planning, employment and equity and incentive compensation. The process begins with understanding the client’s needs and objectives. We then work to achieve the best possible combination of tax-efficiency, asset protection, limited liability and risk management. Our work ranges from the privately held start-up to the established public enterprise. It includes business structures that integrate operating and holding companies; management and ownership structures that include multiple classes of equity; transaction structures involving affiliated entities; and governing documents that protect the ownership and value of the business. Our interdisciplinary teams enable us to provide a cost-effective, creative and multi-faceted analysis and a client-focused approach. International Business Planning and Transactions Our Corporate practice handles complex cross-border business arrangements and transactions, with a particular focus on businesses dealings with or located in Western Europe, Latin America, Israel, the Caribbean and Asia. We also represent international clients in the acquisition of U.S. business interests, the establishment of business operations in the United States, joint ventures with U.S. partners, and licensing and distributor arrangements. We create integrated immigration, residency and tax solutions for non-U.S. individuals who plan to temporarily or permanently establish residency in the United States. We assist non-U.S. corporate and individual clients with the structuring, planning, maintenance and reorganization of their U.S. investments and business activities. Our lawyers have planned and formed numerous tax-favored holding structures for U.S. investment, including real property ownership. We advise domestic clients in numerous cross-border matters, including achieving the most efficient worldwide taxation, the formation of international joint ventures, the sale of businesses to foreign acquirers, and the acquisition of non-U.S. businesses. We leverage our legal services to domestic and international clients through well-established relationships with government officials, dignitaries, leading law firms and respected professionals throughout these jurisdictions. We are able to effectively guide our clients as a result of our understanding of the intricacies and nuances of numerous jurisdictions and markets. Executive Compensation, Qualified Plans and Key Employee Plans Our deferred compensation practice provides sophisticated legal advice on salary, bonus and equity compensation arrangements for executives and general employees. Consisting of both corporate and tax lawyers, our legal team advises on the design and implementation of qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation for employees and executives that are intended to advance incentive and retention objectives. We work with both taxable and tax-exempt organizations. Our attorneys are experienced in all types of equity-based compensation, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare benefits, ERISA issues, and plan terminations. Corporate Finance Weston Business Attorneys and securities attorneys have extensive experience representing domestic and international issuers, underwriters, placement agents and funds in connection with debt and equity financings. Our attorneys work with clients on transactions ranging from private start-up and small venture capital financings to complex public transactions and offerings. Our experienced team advises clients, both issuers and underwriters, on initial and subsequent offerings of securities and compliance with U.S. federal and state securities laws. Using the knowledge and resources of attorneys throughout the firm, our interdisciplinary teams leverage our strong relationships with investment bankers as well as venture capital and private equity investors to assist our clients in achieving their financing goals through a myriad of options, including: Angel/Venture Capital investments Private Equity investments Private Placements and other exempt securities offerings Initial and secondary public offerings Corporate Governance In this era of corporate accountability, Congress, the SEC and other self-regulatory agencies continue to overhaul companies’ corporate governance requirements and required disclosures. Our corporate and securities attorneys regularly counsel companies, boards of directors, independent committees and executive officers on evolving corporate governance best practices, including: Development of governance standards and codes of ethics Sarbanes-Oxley compliance Composition of boards and special committees Fiduciary duty advice regarding ongoing corporate governance, conflict and transactional matters Reporting compliance under the federal securities laws and Stock Exchange rules Director and officer limitation of liability, indemnification and insurance matters Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Bankruptcy and Corporate RestructuringOur bankruptcy and corporate restructuring practice provides services to clients in all aspects of bankruptcy law, debtor/creditor relations, out-of-court workouts, and corporate restructurings. Using our multi-disciplinary approach, Weston Business Attorneys have handled matters throughout the United States and abroad. They have extensive experience representing debtors, creditors, creditor committees, directors and investors seeking to acquire distressed assets. Weston bankruptcy and corporate restructuring attorneys interact with numerous other practices within the firm to ensure that each client receives a unique and multi-dimensional perspective on issues relating to this complex and evolving area of law.