Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP offers a full range of transactional services for our corporate clients from the initial stages of organization and capitalization to the ultimate sale or disposition of these businesses. We will work with you to choose the right entity for your business structure, whether it be a general partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture or other entity. Our Corporate and Employment attorneys can assist you in structuring appropriate employment agreements and employee benefit programs including stock option plans, deferred compensation plans, non-compete agreements, and other similar arrangements.
We will help you identify financing opportunities which best suit your capital needs and business plan whether it be through traditional commercial bank financing, private equity placements, public equity offerings, venture capital, tax increment financing, tax-exempt bonds, and other options. If you desire to raise capital from other investors, we will work with you to structure a Securities offering which is the most efficient and cost-effective for the amount of capital which you are raising and the types of investors which you desire to solicit.
We have extensive experience in Mergers and Acquisitions and can represent your interests as buyer or seller in the acquisition or sale of complex business organizations.
From time to time, we are involved in special issues such as proxy contests, dissenters’ rights, and corporate governance issues. In several instances, we have obtained substantial recoveries for dissenting shareholders and we have prosecuted derivative actions on the part of injured or impaired shareholders. We recently represented a group of minority shareholders in a publicly-owned bank who opposed a bank merger including the formal securities filings necessary for proxy solicitation, as well as the election of dissenters’ rights arising from the merger. We regularly consult with client boards of directors regarding fiduciary duties and corporate governance structure.