Corporate Finance & Securities
Balch & Bingham offers a wide variety of business law services that span organizational, securities and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and compliance matters.
Our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their fields and are highly sought out for their experience in developing creative legal solutions to complex business issues.
The choices a company must make in its early stages can directly affect the growth prospects and potential prosperity of a new business. Our corporate and securities attorneys regularly advise start-up and existing small businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations on a wide range of legal matters, including entity formation and choice of entity counseling; contract negotiation and preparation; shareholder, limited liability company, limited partnership and partnership agreements; business acquisitions and sales; trademark and copyright advice, registration, and intellectual property licensing; corporate governance and compliance; tax-exempt formations and applications and various other kinds of new business-related transactional legal work.
Securities and Capital Markets
Advising clients in connection with securities offerings and capital markets transactions are historical strengths of the firm. Our corporate and securities attorneys assist our clients through all stages of such transactions, including structuring, negotiating and closing acquisition and other finance projects and executing all manners of capital and debt financing, including primary and secondary offerings of equity, debt and hybrid securities.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Balch is instrumental in planning, structuring, negotiating, financing and closing traditional and non-traditional merger and acquisition transactions for our clients throughout the United States, as well as internationally. A successful mergers and acquisitions team requires the assembly of specialists from a wide range of legal disciplines -- corporate, securities, tax, employment, real estate and environmental, to name a few. We have used this approach to benefit our clients for many years, and believe it results in more efficient and less costly transactions. Whether advising an acquiror or target, our corporate and securities attorneys work across the firm’s various practices to help clients find innovative solutions to the many challenges and issues that arise in a merger or acquisition.
Balch regularly represents established and emerging businesses in connection with venture capital financing transactions, including preferred stock and convertible debt offerings. Our business attorneys have also represented clients in connection with private offerings and other capital raising efforts and structured and closed their subsequent investments.
In addition to the transactional aspects of our corporate and securities practice, Balch regularly provides advice to public and private companies and their boards of directors with respect to:
- Mergers and acquisitions activities
- Corporate borrowings and banking relationships
- Tax matters
- Joint Ventures
- Governance matters
- Executive compensation matters
- General corporate matters
- Compliance and reporting responsibilities under securities law compliance
- Directors’ and officers’ liability
- State law fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders
- Inquiries from analysts and the financial press