Sullivan Hill has lawyers with extensive experience in all varieties of business transactions from the simplest entity selection and formation to advice on corporate governance and employment issues, or managing the most complex sale of assets or issuance of shares. If you are starting a business, expanding your business, or getting ready to sell, we have years of experience to guide you to a successful outcome. We regularly provide guidance in the complex areas of mergers and acquisitions, commercial lending and secured transactions, leasing, private placements, corporate governance, labor and employment counseling, and licensing and distribution arrangements.
Our integrated approach to each business transaction allows us to draw on the many related areas of expertise in the firm. That allows effective and complete analysis of the relevant options: a comprehensive, team-oriented style that provides you with cost effective legal services.
Our expert business, corporate and real estate transactional attorneys routinely advise clients ranging from small local businesses and landlords to sophisticated developers, national corporations and major REIT’s in the structure, financing and completion of the gamut of business transactions. We frequently advise institutional lenders in secured and unsecured credit transactions, asset based financing transactions, construction and real estate development lending, and acquisition loans. We have the expertise to prepare all the necessary documentation to provide effective advice on all aspects of structuring, negotiating, documenting, closing, administering and restructuring a wide variety of deals.
Sullivan Hill lawyers advise lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured credit transactions, asset based financing transactions, acquisitions and syndications, and complex disposition transactions. We represent borrowers in negotiating financing transactions, and render the necessary legal opinions.
Competitive Concerns in Business Transactions
The potential for restrictions on competition and for unfair business practices issues can arise in many ordinary business transactions. We advise clients regarding covenants not to compete, the effect of exclusive arrangements in leases and distribution agreements, state tort claims, business interference claims and other similar issues in a host of business settings.
Retail Grocery Businesses; Retail Leasing
The firm provides a variety of services to the grocery industry. Our attorneys are familiar with the legal challenges confronting the operation and growth of retail grocery store companies. We also advise both landlords and tenants in retail leasing transaction and understand the complex dynamics of modern leasing transactions.
We serve publicly traded and privately held clients in all stages of growth. Our attorneys work together to provide a full range of legal services in areas such as technology licensing and strategic collaborations, research and development agreements, commercialization and distribution agreements, employment issues, facilities and environmental compliance, and financing and securities.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Sullivan Hill advises clients on all aspects of corporate mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations. Our work has included advice on leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, tender offers, and negotiated stock, asset and merger transactions. We represent public and private companies, investors, financial advisors, bidders and targets, hostile and friendly parties, and others.
Tax, Compensation and Personal Planning
Our attorneys work with individuals, partnerships and corporate clients requiring specialized tax, deal structure for maximizing the tax result, employee benefit and executive compensation advice, assisting with tax dispute resolution, wealth transfer and other planning for business owners, and estate planning and probate matters.
Our transactional lawyers have counseled domestic and foreign clients on a variety of international business transactions, trade disputes, tax and estate planning matters. We have advised clients with interests in countries spanning the globe, including Australia, Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, on doing business in the United States.
If the deal turns out to be problematic, our experienced group of lawyers specializing in insolvency problems and bankruptcy are available to help devise the most effective strategies.