The Firm assists its clients in starting, acquiring, expanding and selling their businesses, as well as in the negotiation, structuring and nancing of their business ventures. We handle all types of commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, and asset sales, manufacturing, licensing and distribution arrangements, joint ventures, shareholder and partnership arrangements, intellectual property and research and development agreements, and condentiality agreements.
The Firm has experience in all forms of real estate transactions, including sales, acquisitions, leasing, assemblages, construction, nancing and workouts. We also have expertise in the nancing of industrial projects through the issuance of Industrial Revenue Bonds and the sponsorship of the Job Development Authority, the Small Business Administration and various other governmental agencies. The Firm has substantial experience in representing owners and tenants in connection with leases for commercial and industrial facilities, shopping centers, ofce, retail and residential space. Our Firm also has expertise in negotiating and drafting construction contracts on behalf of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers.
The Firm has signicant experience counseling its clients as to the complex network of laws that controls how employers must treat prospective, current and former employees. We have successfully advised clients on state and local labor laws, and have further successfully advised clients on and litigated claims in both administrative agencies and courts, based on employment discrimination and sexual harassment under local, state and federal laws. The Firm also has signicant experience drafting and litigating restrictive covenants and condentiality agreements, and is prepared to handle these matters on an emergency basis – as they often develop quickly and require prompt attention.
The Firm has extensive experience in securities practice, including the representation of brokerage rms and participation in public, private and venture capital offerings where we have represented issuers and underwriters, proxy contests and going-private transactions. We represent institutional purchasers in private placement markets and advise issuers and broker-dealer rms in proceedings before state and federal regulatory agencies as well as mutual funds and investment funds, commodities, and trading advisors in regulatory compliance matters. Our practice includes federal and state securities law compliance for clients whose securities are publicly traded and listed on an exchange or on Uganda Stock Exchange (U.S.E)
The Firm has extensive experience in bankruptcy, workouts and in all aspects of debtor/creditor relationships, and has represented a wide array of secured creditors, including factors and nancial institutions and unsecured creditors, as well as debtors and trustees, in the full scope of insolvency issues arising in workouts, reorganizations and bankruptcy proceedings.
The Firm also has considerable experience in pursuing a wide variety of effective remedies outside of bankruptcy to facilitate collection of a broad array of commercial debt and the enforcement of domestic and foreign judgments.
The Firm has substantial expertise in all of the traditional trusts and estate areas, including estate and gift planning on the federal and state levels. We have expertise in such areas as family business succession, generation-skipping transfer tax planning, charitable trusts, estate freezes and the special legal problems of the elderly, including conservatorship and guardianship proceedings, medical planning and health care decisions. We work with our clients to identify their personal goals and objectives and assist them in preparing appropriate plans to ensure they optimize the management of their affairs and maximize the transfer of their wealth.