The K&A Difference
What separates us from our competition? Look no further than the firm’s award-winning corporate practice.
We pride ourselves on the strength of our corporate law practice, which is complemented by the firm’s other practices. By integrating with other disciplines such as commercial law, securities, intellectual property, and real estate, we provide clients with a truly unique and comprehensive representation. Additionally, we efficiently coordinate with professionals in other fields such as accounting, banking and finance, information technology, as well as outside co-counsel. In doing so, the firm can assist clients with virtually any matter that may arise.
ENTITY FORMATION & CORPORATE STRUCTURE
BUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP
Whether forming a single purpose LLC or a complex corporate structure, there are several factors to consider when laying the foundation for your business; tax implications, legal liability, and the state of incorporation is only scratching the surface. At K&A, we alleviate the uncertainty by providing clients with sound and pragmatic guidance on all aspects of the formation process. We draft registrations, handle the state filings, and craft all corporate documents to tailor fit the business. Following the business registration, we assist with acquiring all licenses, permits, and regulatory approvals needed to commence operations. Our clients range from start-ups to multinational corporations and operate in virtually every industry. For clients looking to create advanced corporate structures, we counsel on the strategic use of subsidiaries, parent, and holding companies to build sophisticated corporate structures and protect the company assets.
We provide counsel on:
- Business Corporations
- Limited Liability Companies (LLC)
- Private Investment Companies
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Multi-entity Corporate Structures
- Delaware Companies & Corporations
- Limited Liability Partnerships
- Holding Companies
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: COMPLIANCE & REGULATORY SERVICES
Corporations face a myriad of regulatory and compliance challenges – not only must they comply with their own constitutive documents, but they must also operate within the bounds of increasingly complex federal and state laws. At K&A, we advise clients in highly regulated industries to help them navigate the regulatory and compliance minefield. The firm serves as general counsel to boards, corporate directors and management, providing guidance on all facets of corporate governance. We work with companies to develop and implement internal compliance protocols, as well as corporate policies and procedures. We oversee state and federal disclosures and filings, and serve as the front-facing representatives during interactions with government agencies. Additionally, in instances of suspected misconduct, the firm conducts corporate internal investigations to gather information, identify the nature and scope of the misconduct, and reduce corporate liability.
Our Corporate Counsel services include:
- Outside General Counsel
- Develop Policies & Procedures
- Compliance Guidelines & Protocols
- Shareholder Relations
- Corporate Internal Investigations
- Regulatory Filings
- Board of Director Advisory Services
- Legal Opinions & Guidance
- Trade Secret Protection
- Crafting charter and bylaw provisions
CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS & BUSINESS COMBINATIONS
GROWTH & EXPANSION
Whether acquiring a business, spinning off an existing line into a subsidiary, or going public through a reverse merger, we offer new and unconventional solutions to efficiently structure and consummate complex corporate transactions. At K&A, we leverage our knowledge of corporate law and experience advising businesses to add value – not only as attorneys, but also as strategic business partners. Rather than remaining stagnant, we stay abreast of legal trends and developments, to provide clients with creative options and alternative strategies for achieving their business objectives. We have a unique ability to execute complex transactions in a manner that advances our client’s particular situation and interests.
We advise clients on a variety of transactions, including:
- Private M&A transactions
- Reverse Mergers
- Asset Sales & Purchases
- Joint Ventures
- Strategic Alliances
- Due Diligence
- Spinoffs & Divestitures
- Stock Acquisition
- Regulatory & Compliance
LITIGATION & INVESTIGATIONS
FROM THE BOARDROOM, TO THE COURTROOM
Our award-winning corporate practice transcends the boardroom, extending to the courtroom as well. Corporate litigation is high stakes and often involves complex matters, which is why clients praise our no-nonsense proactive approach. The firm has experience prosecuting and defending a wide range of complex matters, including shareholder derivative actions, securities litigation, intellectual property infringement, partnership disputes and trade secret misappropriation. When a dispute arises, we develop a thorough litigation strategy and respond – aggressively.
There are times when the client’s best interests are served by avoiding litigation altogether, we are equally adept at handling these matters. The firm has a track record of success representing corporate officers in internal investigations, as well as individuals under investigation by the CFTC, FINRA, SEC and other government agencies. In these instances, we lean on our strong negotiation skills and experience to strike the proper balance between cooperating with requests and employing creative alternatives to draw the line.
We represent clients on a variety of litigation matters, including:
- Partnership Disputes
- Shareholder Actions
- Trade Secret
- White Collar & Investigations
- Intellectual Property Infringement
- Government Investigations
- Commercial Litigation
- Deceptive & Fraudulent Business Practices
- Consumer Class Actions
- Director Liability & Breach of Fiduciary Duties
GENERAL COUNSEL SERVICE
N-House is K&A’s flagship general counsel service, designed with start-ups and small-mid-sized businesses in mind. With N-House, our team becomes your team, providing practical solutions to any legal challenge your business may face. By removing the billable hour and instead providing clients with a custom tailored package of services, clients receive the services they need and assistance when they need it – without worrying about breaking the bank.
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