Practice/Industry Group Overview
The investment landscape is fraught with peril. Seeking opportunities and balancing risk and return in a climate filled with new regulatory, legal and competitive hurdles, investors need more than financial advisers. Increasingly, legal counsel can make the difference between seizing a rewarding opportunity and stumbling into a costly investment mistake.
Duane Morris attorneys know the challenges and opportunities in this changed investment environment. At the core of our approach, Duane Morris lawyers endeavor to thoroughly understand our clients' business objectives and provide the legal services to help our clients achieve that vision. At every stage of the investment cycle, Duane Morris attorneys offer strategic counsel to help our clients assess, structure, negotiate and consummate a diverse range of transactions, including equity or debt investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, spin-offs and "going private transactions." We represent investors, from individual to institutional, in all manner of private and public equity and debt securities transactions, and in related general corporate matters and compliance issues from start-up to more mature business.
Our attorneys serve as counsel to numerous venture capital and private equity funds and have considerable experience in structuring venture capital and other equity and mezzanine investments in early and late stage companies. Duane Morris also regularly represents entrepreneurs, early-stage companies and developing mid-sized companies. Our experience gives us the balanced perspective needed to understand and anticipate the issues and concerns from both sides of a deal.
Additionally, Duane Morris has represented all types of clients in leveraged buyout transactions. As we routinely structure the complex financings behind leveraged buyout, going private and management buyout transactions, we can offer our clients valuable insight, as well as strategic legal guidance, on these and other investment decisions and actions.
Duane Morris can provide essential services during and after the transaction in the areas of tax, business succession planning, estates, charitable giving and others. Our attorneys frequently use a multidisciplinary approach to address our clients' needs.
For investors in the United States and abroad, and for both domestic and foreign investments, Duane Morris' Corporate Practice Group offers a complete range of legal and business services to help our clients manage and maximize the value of their investments.