At BrownWinick, our Firm Commitment to Business means we're uniquely positioned to work as strategic partners to help you navigate the complex, ever-changing legal and financial landscape your company faces. Our know-how, vast business background and depth of resources enable us to represent companies ranging from start-ups to billion-dollar enterprises with equal capability and effectiveness. It's our goal to meet the specific needs of each client with both excellent legal skills and sound business judgment – and to provide those services as efficiently and economically as possible.
BrownWinick offers a wide range of corporate law services to companies, including assistance in drafting business plans, fundamental business formation and structuring financing provisions. Our firm represents corporations, closely held businesses and entrepreneurs in a wide range of matters. We also represent venture capital groups, banks, and insurance companies.
As every entrepreneur knows, the idea for a new business is just the first step toward a successful enterprise. The most successful companies are those that start out with quality legal and financial guidance to move the business onward. We recognize the commitment and responsibility we take on when providing counsel. By listening closely to your needs and your goals, we deliver top-quality solutions that conform to and further your business objectives.
Counseling on form of business (corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, subchapter S corporation, joint venture, proprietorship) and tax ramifications; drafting organizational documents; corporate, tax and other federal, state and local filings and compliance measures; business qualification in other states; business name, copyright, trade secret protection.
Officers, Directors and Employees
Advice on duties and exposure of corporate officers, directors and employees; employment contracts; compensation arrangements; employee benefit plans; stock compensation plans.
Shareholder meetings and disputes; stock issuance and transfer; shareholder and stock redemption agreements.
Corporate Finance and Securities Law
Compliance for private and public equity and debt offerings; negotiations with underwriters; registration statements; private placement memoranda; compliance with periodic reporting and proxy solicitation requirements of the SEC; public disclosure and insider trading matters.
Acquisition and sale of business entities; tax-free organizations; leveraged buyouts; management buyouts; financing of acquisition and sales; workout of troubled acquisitions.
Secured and unsecured borrowings from financial institutions and private debt sources; documentation of all lending transactions; consumer credit transactions and documentation; extensions of credit to customers by businesses.
All federal, state and local tax ramifications of engaging in business, including formation of business, ongoing operations, and sale or other disposition.
Limited Partnerships/Limited Liability Companies
Formation; real estate and other syndications; federal income tax matters; securities law compliance.
Mergers and acquisitions; asset and profit line purchases; tender offers; going private transactions; liquidations.
Negotiating and drafting bank and insurance company loan agreements and related documents; debt restructuring; bankruptcy matters.
Preparation of corporate or partnership documents for estate/business planning; federal income tax issues; estate planning and estate tax counseling; arrangements for transfer of interests in closely held businesses and related control issues.