Business and Commercial Transactions
Many of Baram, Tapper & Gans' business clients are interested in the formation and management of business entities. BTG's business attorneys perform an analysis of the client's profile to determine the proper entity to be formed. Corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and trusts are the most common entities considered. Issues involving capital, debt, management, succession, dissolution and transfer of interest are among the many factors also considered when forming a new entity.
The firm's business attorneys instruct clients on observing the appropriate entity formalities in order to protect the client's interests. Adhering to these legal formalities prevents a creditor from piercing the corporate veil and seeking debt satisfaction from one or more of the principals.
In addition to the formation of entities, BTG's business attorneys are experienced in all aspects of these transactions and serve the client's needs as required.
Purchase and Sale of Businesses
BTG's business attorneys have extensive experience in transactions involving the purchase and sale of businesses including mergers and acquisitions. The attorney working on the matter thoroughly examines the details of the transaction to be certain that the client is afforded the highest degree of protection and confidentiality through negotiations to the closing of the transaction.
Structuring the transaction is an important and, sometimes, complex task. The attorney will, if necessary, consult with the client's accountant and other professional advisors to create a purchase or sale that is both tax advantaged and legally advantageous to the client. Fees charged are commensurate with the complexity and novelty of the transaction.
Hand in hand with business transactions are financing transactions with lenders, factors, venture capitalists and other financing sources. BTG's business attorneys are not strangers to these matters. The firm's attorneys have represented lenders, investors and borrowers for many years and have in-depth experience in handling all aspects of financial transactions. While BTG intentionally does not handle IPO's or securities transactions, the firm will "partner" with outside securities law firms to insure these matters are successfully concluded.
David A. Baram