Corporate & Securities

The Corporate Group represents business organizations ranging from mid-sized entrepreneur-operated companies to large national and global companies. Our lawyers provide day-to-day general counseling to help clients understand and solve complex legal, tax and business issues at every stage of representation. 

Our attorneys understand the need for responsive counseling, quality representation, and practical solutions to legal, tax and business concerns. Our ability to effectively manage the legal concerns that arise in any business depends upon our adherence to providing timely, focused, and effective solutions. We strive to understand your business and risk thresholds so that we can be an active participant in satisfying your legal needs and, when possible, anticipate those needs as part of our role as legal counselor.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

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Business can be made or broken by a single deal. Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Corporate Group focuses on results, working to get the deal done without ever losing focus on your goals. We pride ourselves on providing practical advice, innovative solutions, unparalleled commitment and years of experience that ensure transactions are completed on your schedule and terms.

The group represents closely held companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, family offices, high- net-worth individuals, unfunded sponsors, portfolio companies and sophisticated private investors in transactions at every level. We regularly assist our clients with mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, equity and debt financings, fund formations, recapitalizations and restructurings. Our transaction experience crosses multiple industries and multiple jurisdictions. Our core transactions range from $10 million to $100 million. For the typical cost of an M&A deal or our pricing page

Business Formation and Strategic Planning

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When it comes to business formation and strategic planning, our goal is to serve as counselors to our clients by providing legal advice that helps focus and facilitate soundbusiness decisions. We want to understand your business and the relationships that affect it so that our advice is meaningful and complete. Whether your question involves relationships with third parties, such as customers or vendors, the preparation of employment agreements, the protection of intellectual property, or any number of day-to-day issues, we are skilled in providing the necessary guidance.

Corporate Transactional and Contract Matters

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Complex business transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, and joint ventures require counsel that can readily combine the unique mix of corporate structuring, tax planning, negotiation and documentation for the matter. Our lawyers are experienced in finding that combination and offering a practical approach to address the challenges that can occur during the process. Our transaction experience crosses multiple industries and multiple jurisdictions. Our attorneys are experienced in distressed transaction settings. We offer diligent legal representation during every stage of the transaction.

Securities Regulation & Compliance

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The offering of debt or equity interests in an entity usually triggers an obligation to make disclosures to investors. These fundraising transactions require fine balancing judgments regarding what facts need to be disclosed in the offering materials in order to provide protections for offering sponsors. We advise privately held companies, sponsors, real estate funds and other private funds in structuring and documenting their relationships with investors and business partners, preparing disclosure and other offering documents and preparing and processing the requisite securities and “blue sky” filings with the SEC and states in which the offering is made.


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Levenfeld Pearlstein has extensive experience in the legal and financial issues involved in the formation and administration of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and has represented clients throughout the United States in various aspects of ESOP transactions.

Our attorneys are nationally recognized for their experience in working with owners who have sold their business to an ESOP and for their skill in assisting ESOP companies comply with the complex laws and regulations involved in the administration of their plans. Our attorneys also have experience restructuring companies wishing to form an ESOP to fully realize preferential tax benefits available to them.

We have also represented ESOP fiduciaries in various types of transactions involving ESOPs, including acquisitions and divestitures involving the plan sponsor and ESOP termination.

We also have experience working with various banking institutions in financing transactions involving ESOP companies.

Levenfeld Pearlstein is a member of the ESOP Association and the National Center For Employee Ownership (NCEO). Our ESOP attorneys have lectured frequently on ESOPs and other employee-benefit topics and have authored a treatise discussing the benefits of S corporation ESOPs.

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