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Known for providing guidance and solutions through the full life cycle of an enterprise or investment, we routinely lead clients through a full array of corporate transactions.

Our Corporate practice is at home in the fast-moving, high stakes world of corporate deal-making, and we go beyond solving legal problems. We are trusted business advisors whom leading hedge funds, multinational corporations, fund managers and startups call on for customized solutions that meet their unique challenges – across a wide range of industries and transactions.

Whether it’s a merger that embodies over a decade of advice to an erstwhile start-up, a highly complex restructuring of the world’s largest commingled real estate fund, or a first-of-its-kind transaction in the commodities and derivatives space, our experienced, multidisciplinary teams regularly lead and structure precedent-setting deals. 

Our core strengths include: 

  • Corporate transactions. From multi-billion dollar mergers to high-profile acquisitions and joint-ventures, our team takes a collaborative, 360-degree approach to guide clients from start to finish. And there’s virtually no industry we haven’t worked in before, whether it’s FinTech, financial services, manufacturing, real estate or aerospace and defense, among others, many of which we routinely do on a cross-border basis. 
  • Distressed M&A. In distressed situations, financial and strategic investors rely on us to get the deal done: in or out of court, be it a distressed buyout, chapter 11 plan sponsorship, exchange offer, recapitalization, foreclosure or section 363 asset sale. Our fully integrated approach – drawing on finance, tax, and regulatory counsel – sets us apart and provides a seamless transition to post-restructuring legal advice.
  • Commodities, derivatives and energy transactions. We have long-been a go-to firm for some of the largest and most complex transactions in the history of these markets. It’s this deep industry knowledge that fuels our ability to design tailor-made solutions that help clients not only structure and finance multibillion-dollar transactions, but also head off risks as they grow their business. Our team also goes beyond the deal at hand by providing counsel on regulatory, litigation and enforcement issues related to these markets.
  • Finance. Our insider’s knowledge of complex financial transactions allows us to structure and advise on transactions for both the primary (origination) and secondary markets while typically representing the most sophisticated clients in the financial markets – bulge bracket investment banks, private credit funds and hedge funds.  Our highly integrated finance teams are well-versed in the corporate, tax, bankruptcy and regulatory issues that drive these types of transactions.   Whether we are helping clients structure and execute registered public offerings, private placements, acquisition financings, syndicated financings, REIT financings, club deals, unitranches or commodities financings, our broad and deep experience allows us to help our clients navigate through complex transactions, including many of which involve multi-jurisdictional collateral packages. We regularly play a key role in the market’s most sophisticated and innovative deals, assisting clients at all steps of a transaction’s lifecycle. 

Thinking as long-term strategic advisors, we never put your business in a vacuum. We draw on top practitioners in areas as varied as CFIUS, ERISA, intellectual property, tax optimization, and environmental and real estate law to function as a one-stop shop for all of your legal needs.    
Because for us, it’s not just about closing the deal. It’s about becoming trusted business partners – for the matter at hand, and whatever comes next.

Attorneys

James L. Burns

Compliance and Conflicts Attorney

New York

212-806-5851

jburns@stroock.com

John J. Sottile

Law School Graduate

New York

212-806-1330

jsottile@stroock.com

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