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Business and Finance Department

Our firm employs a long-range outlook in helping our clients achieve their immediate business objectives. Our goal is to help our clients develop organizations and design transactions that will withstand the test of changing times and circumstances. Our business lawyers bring to bear a broad range of expertise in:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • joint ventures
  • financing
  • corporations
  • partnerships
  • securities law
  • taxation
  • antitrust
  • intellectual property
  • administrative law and regulatory practice
  • employment relations

Our business clients range from large manufacturing companies and non-profit health care providers to small proprietorships and businesses. Typical matters include:

  • the purchase and sale of whole businesses or divisions of businesses
  • locating and negotiating financing arrangements for a wide variety of business situations
  • representing non-profit organizations and foundations in all facets of their operations
  • forming general and limited partnerships for such purposes as managing investments, rendering investment advice, equipment leasing, and the ownership of real estate or interests in real estate
  • advising clients concerning private offerings of securities
  • drafting long term sales contracts, including requirements and take or pay contracts
  • drafting licensing agreements for artists and software producers
  • drafting contracts for construction of building projects
  • advising clients who are in financial difficulty
  • representing U.S. clients in establishing foreign subsidiaries or branches
  • representing foreign clients in the acquisition of U.S. businesses or property
  • advising individual and institutional health care providers on regulatory and business matters

The Business and Finance Department Chair is Scott W. Foster.