Business Transactions

McAllister Garfield’s business transactions group provides full-service counsel to public and privately held businesses. Businesses require legal counsel who not only have broad experience and skills in a wide variety of legal disciplines but who also have financial and practical business applications experience.

Our services cover the wide range of challenges and opportunities clients encounter throughout the business life cycle, from start-up to exit.:

  • Daily operational issues – business formation, contracts, intellectual property, sales, marketing and distribution, compensation, funding and financing, real estate, and creditors’ rights
  • Strategic initiatives impacting the company’s future – mergers and acquisitions, private offerings, divestitures and exits, investments, recapitalization, and strategic alliances
  • Conduct of business – corporate governance, internal investigations, government inquiries, regulatory compliance, and labor and employment

Our philosophy is to be immediately accessible to every client, to add value to every endeavor, and to provide efficient legal advice that advances strategic objectives while protecting the bottom line. We take the time to learn each client’s business so we can serve as an integral part of the team.

We provide counsel to entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses, and seasoned businesses, public and private. For new businesses, we assist with choice of entity decisions, capitalization and ownership structure, business buy-sell agreements, equity compensation plans and other compensation planning. For established businesses, we provide a full range of services to meet the legal challenges of doing business. From start-up to exit, we provide expert support throughout the business life cycle. Companies from all industries seek our support to guide them through challenges and opportunities. We strive to deliver not just prompt resolutions, but commercial success for our clients.

Given our extensive experience with long-term representation of small- and middle-market clients, we provide a clear value proposition to the mid-cap company sector. We are experienced in representing both buyers and sellers, including institutional clients, financial and strategic partners and management and leveraged buyouts.

McAllister Garfield also assists clients with private offerings of equity and debt, private fund formation, redemption and recapitalization transactions, re-incorporations, and secured and unsecured financings.

The firm’s lawyers provide counsel to businesses in all aspects of commercial transactions, including negotiation of agreements and development of standard terms and conditions for the sale of goods and services, contract management, and dispute resolution. Commercial transactions range from sales of goods and services and secured financing and credit agreements, to product distribution and licensing agreements, software licensing, marketing alliances, and product development agreements. Our lawyers guide the firm’s clients through the transactions that drive their bottom line.