Cole Schotz’s Corporate Department represents clients ranging from entrepreneurs with start-up and early-stage companies to middle market private and public companies, real estate investment and opportunity funds, private equity funds and hedge funds.

In representing our clients, we provide guidance and advice involving choice of business structures, corporate governance, corporate finance, including equity and debt financing, asset based lending and senior and mezzanine lending arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions, employment agreements, equity incentive, deferred and other executive compensation plans, securities matters, involving the private placement and public offering of securities and periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and intellectual property matters, including negotiating and drafting licensing agreements and trademark and copyright registrations.

Our mergers and acquisition practice often includes working with Cole Schotz’s bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys in the purchase and sale of businesses in Chapter 11 proceedings and corporate restructurings. Similarly, our finance practice also often includes lien analysis and the structuring and negotiating of debtor-in-possession finance facilities. Our corporate tax practice involves tax planning and restructuring, including asset allocations, taxable and tax free reorganizations and spinoffs and divisive reorganizations and advice as to federal and state tax matters. In addition, we regularly represent clients in disputes with federal and state tax authorities.

The Cole Schotz Corporate blog was created to communicate timely information and developments to corporations and other types of companies that may affect their day-to-day operations and long term business goals.