Balch & Bingham’s Corporate Governance Practice combines professionals from our Corporate & Securities, Securities Litigation, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Labor & Employment Practices to provide advice regarding the governance of public companies and the fast-developing responsibilities of their management and board of directors. Legislative reforms in recent years, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, rulemaking by the Securities and Exchange Commission and changes to the listing requirements of the NASDAQ, the American Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange have made the need for sound information, insight and strategic guidance a necessity as never before.
Balch offers a wide variety of business planning and advisory services that span formation and organization of corporate governance matters.
We have developed a broad collection of memoranda and articles analyzing recent developments in the area of corporate governance. We also publish articles regarding major legislative and regulatory developments affecting corporate governance on a regular basis.
Formation and Organization
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
- Choice of entity counseling
- Contract negotiation and preparation
- Shareholder and partnership agreements
- Business acquisitions and sales
- Trademark and copyright advice, registration, and intellectual property licensing
- Corporate governance and compliance
- Tax-exempt applications
- Various other kinds of new business-related transactional legal work