California Business |
Business leaders rely on Perkins Coie California business attorneys for sound advice and guidance on their legal needs. Our clients include emerging companies, closely held private companies, private equity funds, venture capital funds, public companies and financial institutions, all of which expect top-level service from a team of attorneys experienced across a range of business issues and knowledgeable in their specific industries.
Some of our business services include:
California Business Experience
Bankruptcy & WorkoutsWe represent debtors and creditors, as well as third parties purchasing assets from bankruptcy estates. Our primary clients in Chapter 11 reorganization cases are business debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, court-appointed trustees and creditors’ committees. We also represent federally insured financial institutions, commercial mortgage-backed securities special servicers, pension fund administrators, asset-based lenders, trade creditors and public debt holders.
Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
We work with emerging companies in a variety of fast-moving industry sectors. We help emerging growth companies with a wide range of early-stage business activities, including fundraising, strategic partnerships, policy matters, intellectual property protection and enforcement, outsourcing and licensing arrangements, employee relationships and incentives, and development of key customer and vendor contracts.
Technology Transactions & Privacy
Our California Licensing & Technology group focuses on licensing and distribution agreements, OEM agreements, consulting and service agreements, outsourcing arrangements, joint ventures and strategic alliances, manufacturing and supply agreements, Internet and e-commerce contracts, marketing, promotion and merchandising agreements, intellectual property audits, and copyright, trademark, trade secret and patent licenses.
Mergers & Acquisitions
We represent public and private companies in a full range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including strategic acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts and going private transactions.
We work with private equity funds on all types of transactions, from industry consolidations and fund formation to leveraged buyouts of private and public companies. Our practice emphasizes middle-market transactions, typically involving companies with enterprise values up to $1 billion.
Our California public companies team regularly represents serial public companies in strategic acquisitions. Our transactional lawyers have significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and equity and debt offerings, as well as the bench strength to handle multiple deals simultaneously for a client.
Our attorneys have handled hundreds of venture financings, as well as private debt and equity financing transactions, for both emerging company and venture capital clients. We represent investors in fund formation matters through the work of team members in our Fund Formation practice located in the Bay Area and Chicago offices.