Our Private Equity attorneys counsel private equity investors through all phases (including fund formation, primary investments and leveraged acquisitions), implementing value-added techniques at the initial funding stage, servicing ongoing portfolio company investments and structuring innovative exit strategies. In addition to providing counsel for the legal issues implicated in private equity transactions, our attorneys are skilled at structuring innovative, tax-advantaged solutions for our clients.

Through our Life Sciences, Energy and Clean Technology, Intellectual Property and other industry specific practice groups within our firm, our private equity attorneys have unique experiences in these industries and are familiar with the risks and rewards associated in investing in these type of industries. Our private equity practice is not limited to any particular industry and our attorneys have distinctive experiences in a variety of industries, including consumer products and retail, e-commerce, media and entertainment, financial services, energy and clean technology, life sciences, industrial manufacturing and distribution, biotechnology, consumer products, software, telecommunications and networking and healthcare services.

We specialize in representing funds that invest in middle market transactions and are experienced in counseling leading private equity firms and investors in transactions such as:

  • Fund formation;
  • Leveraged acquisitions and restructurings;
  • Buyouts;
  • Recapitalizations;
  • Senior and Mezzanine financings;
  • Secondary transactions;
  • Portfolio company transactions; and
  • Public offerings and private placements.

Our investor clients include:

  • Private equity funds;
  • Mezzanine funds;
  • Small business investment companies (SBICs);
  • Business development companies;
  • Insurance companies;
  • Clubs (two or more private equity funds acquiring a company);
  • High net worth family partnerships; and
  • Other strategic and institutional investors.

Our interdisciplinary team, comprised of attorneys experienced in such areas as securities, corporate finance, tax, technology and intellectual property, real estate, environmental, labor and employment, ERISA and litigation, assures clients that every aspect of a private equity transaction is covered. Our attorneys are proactive in identifying potential issues before they develop and addressing them efficiently and effectively.