Corporate and Business Transactions

The attorneys at ThompsonMcMullan provide a comprehensive array of legal services for our business clients, providing representation during the entire life cycle of the business from start-up to dissolution.  Our interdisciplinary team of attorneys has experience in business transactions, litigation, and regulatory matters, and we work with clients to provide pragmatic and efficient legal solutions. Within our commercial transactions practice, we have the unique ability to balance the expertise and resources of a large law firm with the personal attention of a smaller law firm.

Business Formation and Transactions

We regularly advise entrepreneurs and companies on start-up matters, including choice-of-entity and formation issues for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and professional organizations.  After formation, our attorneys continue to provide guidance and assistance through the complexities of operating a business, including contract negotiation, leasing matters, and employee issues.

Financing Matters 

We provide counsel on a diverse range of financing activities, including private placements of debt and equity and venture capital transactions, and represent lenders and borrowers in loan and asset-based financing transactions and letters of credit.

Intellectual Property

Our attorneys represent clients in the acquisition, protection, licensing and commercialization of all forms of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade dress and trade secrets. For more detailed information on our Intellectual Property practice, click here.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We help clients navigate the complexities involved in the purchase or sale of a business.  We have extensive experience in the negotiation of mergers and acquisitions, representing either the buyer or the seller, including stock sales, asset purchases, mergers, and other types of acquisitions.

Business Succession Planning

Our attorneys provide comprehensive assistance in business succession planning – whether the succession involves family members, employees, or other successors.  In conjunction with our estate planning attorneys, we provide guidance on both estate and tax planning issues in the context of a business succession plan.