Practice Leader

Stephen P. Katz

Partner

+1 201.343.3434

skatz@pecklaw.com

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Corporate Law

The Corporate Law Group:
From M&A to IPOs, answers to business and legal questions

Acquiring or selling a business? Starting a new company? Unsure about how a new government regulation affects your firm? Peckar & Abramson’s Corporate Law Group has the experience and resources to meet your needs.

Our full-service corporate legal practice serves a wide range of clients, including entrepreneurs, small investment banks and large, multinational enterprises in many industries, including construction.

Deep experience in mergers and acquisitions

We have represented buyers and sellers in numerous successful public and private mergers and acquisitions, ranging in value from hundreds of thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions, including the:

  • Multimillion-dollar acquisition of a regional contractor specializing in public works
  • Multimillion-dollar international acquisition of a large Canadian construction company
  • Sale of a regional electrical contractor
  • Multimillion dollar sale of a nationally known mattress manufacturer to a competitor
  • Purchase of a New York City hotel
  • Acquisition of an international apparel company
  • Purchase of a national nutritional supplements company
  • Acquisition of an insurance technology company
  • Purchase of a company that manufactures and sells medical equipment
  • Securities: From small, private placements to multimillion-dollar IPOs

Our Corporate Law Group offers deep experience representing issuers, underwriters, placement agents, sellers and buyers. We have provided business and legal advice for securities transactions ranging in size from a $50,000 private placement for a healthcare technology company to multimillion-dollar public offerings. Our partners have worked on many private placement transactions, initial public offerings and sales of securities, both in privately negotiated transactions and in the public markets.

We also regularly handle tender offers, proxies and going-private transactions. In addition, our Corporate Law Group has developed a particular skill in reverse-merger IPOs, purchases of public shell corporations and private placement transactions with reverse merger IPOs. We counsel corporations on SEC filing requirements, and general securities compliance work, and help them prepare and file quarterly and annual reports.

Business formation: Help navigating a complex environment

With our help, clients successfully navigate the complex and often sensitive negotiations between shareholders and partners, along with focusing on the long-term health of those business relationships. The aim is to protect your investment while preparing partnership and corporate documentation, which can include limited liability operating agreements, partnership agreements and stockholder agreements.

Joint-venture documentation and agreements

Our Corporate Law Group will advance your interests by providing clear documentation and carefully delineating rights, while unwaveringly pursuing your main goal: a profitable deal. We have successfully represented clients in establishing domestic and international joint ventures for projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Licensing agreements: Experience with many verticals

Our practice has reviewed, drafted and negotiated many types of licensing agreements: well-known logos in the apparel industry, trade names and trademarks, software systems, web hosting, advanced technology and more.

Corporate governance and compliance issues

Peckar & Abramson helps businesses develop and revise corporate policies and procedures, including corporate compliance programs, ethics codes, bylaws and whistle-blower rules. Our Corporate Law Group possesses particular knowledge in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, writing and lecturing widely on it. The corporate environment is complex and constantly shifting. We work closely with companies to ensure that they are up-to-date and protected.

Commercial agreements: A full range of capabilities

We draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements, helping companies prepare templates for frequently performed transactions. This process includes letters of intent, consulting agreements, lease agreements, confidentiality agreements and other general commercial documents.

Construction industry: Core to our attorneys

As the nation’s largest firm representing general contractors and construction managers, Peckar & Abramson’s Corporate Law Group supports many construction industry firms regarding mergers and acquisitions and the establishment of limited-liability companies to manage particular risks. We also offer counsel on protecting payments, where a project owner’s financing, securitization and other related issues present concerns.

Healthcare industry: From mergers and acquisitions to general corporate services

Our Labor Relations Practice Group represents a substantial number of healthcare and senior care facilities. Our Corporate Law Group supports those clients in regard to mergers and acquisitions, complex-financing transactions, partnership agreements and other general corporate services.

Additional resources to guide your success

If your transaction requires expertise in a specific field, Peckar & Abramson will build a team of specialists to assist you. Additionally, our extensive client contacts can provide you with access to valuable business resources, including:

  • Venture capital firms
  • Investment banking
  • Broker/dealer services
  • Technology service providers
  • Commercial banks
  • Accountants
  • Insurance providers

For transactional work and other corporate legal needs, Peckar & Abramson provides a practical, efficient, results-oriented approach. Whether your business is a domestic start-up or global, a joint venture or a closely held enterprise, you’ll make the most of your business opportunities with Peckar & Abramson’s Corporate Law Group.