Practice Areas & Industries: Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP


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Practice/Industry Group Overview

At Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, we offer much more than just legal counsel. We are seasoned business advisors who can offer practical, business-savvy legal advice that will enable your company to thrive.

Our corporate practice is comprised of 45 skilled attorneys with expertise in a wide range of business specialties. Our attorneys will work closely with you to gain a full understanding of your business. This allows us to become an integral part of your team and to offer valuable, actionable advice.


Services Available

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder offers skilled representation in a wide variety of areas related to business law, including:

–  General Corporate

–  Antitrust & Trade Regulation

–  Banking & Financial Services

–  Bankruptcy & Insolvency

–  Business Aviation

–  Commercial & Real Estate Finance

–  Corporate Trust

–  Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

–  Franchise

–  Healthcare

–  Intellectual Property

–  Mergers & Acquisition

–  Non-Profit Organizations

–  Public Finance

–  Securities

–  Tax

–  Venture Capital & Private Equity

General Corporate and Business Services
Our corporate attorneys offer expert advice and representation on practically any issue related to starting, running and growing your business. We are available to:

Counsel you on choice of entity, including partnerships, S corporations, C corporations and limited liability companies

–  Prepare corporate formation documents

–  Advise on tax issues relating to entity formation

–  Advise on the capital structure of the entity, including voting and non-voting common stock, convertible preferred stock, warrants and other rights, and rights upon merger or liquidation

–  Advise on and prepare entity operating agreements including stockholder agreements, limited liability operating agreements and related buyout arrangements, dispute resolution mechanisms and voting trusts

–  Assist with corporate governance matters

–  Advise and assist with a variety of business matters, including employee contracts, intellectual property contracts, intellectual property rights assignments, and non-competition and non-solicitation agreements

–  Advise on and prepare compensation plans, including stock option and other equity incentive plans, restricted stock, bonus and profit sharing plans, and employee stock ownership plans

–  Represent and negotiate a variety of agreements with third parties, including landlords, customers, suppliers and joint ventures

–  Advise and assist with debt and equity financings

–  Advise and assist on exit planning and strategies 

Antitrust &Trade Regulation
We provide counseling on horizontal restraint (including industry standard-setting), price fixing, boycotts and customer and territory allocations, distribution practices, price discrimination, tying arrangements, exclusive dealing in customer and territorial restraints, as well as monopolization or attempted monopolization matters. For more information about our Antitrust & Trade Regulation practice,

Business Aviation
We represent clients in all aspects of purchasing, selling, financing and operating business aircraft. For more information about our Business Aviation practice,

Corporate Trust Services
Our attorneys advise corporate trustees in all aspects of their trust, custodial, administrative and agency business. We provide a full range of services to corporate trustees across numerous product lines, including corporate debt transactions, municipal financings, structured finance matters, and a variety of escrow and specialized agency transactions. Additionally, our attorneys have considerable experience representing people that serve in trustee and agency roles in a variety of financial transactions, including paying agent, exchange agent, registrar, depositary, account bank, escrow agent, security trustee and collateral agent.

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder counsels both franchisors and franchisees on all aspects of franchising and licensing needs. Our clients benefit from our team approach that combines the experience of lawyers from our corporate, litigation, and intellectual property practices. For more information about our Franchise practice,

Mergers & Acquisitions
If you are selling or acquiring a business, we can offer you insightful representation throughout the process, including:

–  Early stage consultation (including assisting with the engagement of an appropriate investment banker)

–  Confidentiality agreement

–  Letter of intent

–  Due diligence

–  Transaction documentation

–  Tax strategies

–  Assistance in obtaining necessary consents and approvals 

Hinckley Allen’s Securities Practice Group provides strategic advice on all aspects of federal and state securities law and regulation. Whether you are an issuer, underwriter, investor, corporate officer or director – we can offer insightful guidance and best practices that will enable you to successfully navigate the maze of applicable regulations. For more information about our Securities practice,

Our tax practice includes federal, state, local and international tax matters; tax planning for individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations; and representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the courts. We provide advice on the tax consequences of mergers and acquisitions, tax-exempt organizations and real estate transactions. In the area of business planning, we advise in the choice and formation of the most appropriate business entity for our client's particular tax needs. For more information about our Tax practice,

Venture Capital & Private Equity
We assist in identifying funding sources and in structuring, negotiating and documenting equity and other financings needed to start up, grow or diversify a business. Our experience includes: early stage angel investment, venture capital investment rounds, equity investments, private debt and equity placements, mezzanine financing, bridge loans and secured and unsecured financings, public debt and equity offerings, bank financing, bond financing and hybrid financing. For more information about our Venture Capital and Private Equity practice,

Other Areas
Additionally, our Corporate and Business attorneys often work closely with their counterparts in related practice areas, including:

–  Banking & Financial Institutions

–  Bankruptcy & Insolvency

–  Commercial & Real Estate Finance

–  Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

–  Healthcare

–  Intellectual Property

–  Non-Profit Organizations

–  Public Finance

–  Securities

Who We Serve
Our clients range from multi-national corporations to closely-held local businesses. However, our attorneys primarily serve the needs of mid-market companies located throughout New England in various industries, including:

–  Manufacturing

–  Distribution

–  Retail

–  Health care products and services

–  Energy and utilities

–  Financial services (banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies, investment companies and investment advisers)

–  Software development and IT consulting services

–  Communications

–  Restaurants and food processing

–  Construction

–  Real estate

–  Gaming

–  Professional services