McCarter & English, LLP is general counsel to many public and private companies based in the United States and overseas, and also represents a number of enterprises as special counsel in a variety of transactions. Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, mezzanine financings, private equity and venture capital transactions, SEC compliance, public and private offerings of securities, corporate governance, and going private transactions. The firm also represents, as principal counsel, lenders and borrowers in substantial public and private financings, both secured and unsecured, and has an extensive corporate finance practice involving private equity, venture capital and small business investment companies (SBICs). To meet our clients' varied objectives, the group works with firm attorneys in other areas such as tax, environmental regulation, antitrust, international law, employment law, intellectual property, bankruptcy, real estate and litigation. The focus of the corporate, securities and business transactions practice group is on middle market transactions where we are uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive service, staffed by the appropriate number of skilled lawyers, at rates, because of our structure, deemed very reasonable by our clients. That focus currently extends to the following: