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Business Transactions

At Gipson Hoffman & Pancione, we provide seasoned companies, entrepreneurs, investors, startups, family offices, and other public and private entities with a broad range of services relating to corporate and business matters.

Our experienced team of attorneys has the capacity to handle matters for companies at all stages of the business life cycle, including entity formation, capital raises, executive and employment matters, commercial transactions, regulatory matters, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. We offer our clients technical expertise and creative solutions from both a legal and a tax perspective to ensure the efficacy of every corporate and business transaction entrusted to us.

Mergers & Acquisitions

At GHP, we pride ourselves on closing the deal. We are effective advocates for our clients because of our breadth of experience and technical abilities. We offer a comprehensive approach that uses all available resources, both internal and external, to address the legal and practical considerations of every transaction. Our firm handles a wide array of mergers and acquisitions, from small to multi-million dollar deals, covering a broad range of industries. As such, we are well versed in structuring and negotiating a variety of transactions while taking into account the regulatory and compliance landscape associated with each transaction. We readily dive into the complexities and diligently pursue a deal to ensure our clients are assessing the full picture as the deal is negotiated and ultimately closed.

Corporate Finance and Securities Laws

GHP attorneys have the experience and know-how to guide clients through the complexities and challenges of corporate financing transactions. Our business lawyers are adept at both public and private stock offerings and are deeply familiar with the compliance considerations of federal and state securities laws. GHP is here to guide issuers from term sheet to close in private placements, venture capital financings, recapitalizations, seed financings, and other avenues of capital raising. We also advise angel investors, managers of investment funds, and private individuals on their investments and help these clients assess the securities being offered, the key deal points, and related diligence materials.

Corporate Structures and Corporate Governance

The lawyers at GHP can draw upon decades of experience to advise our clients on the best legal structure for new business ventures and to prepare and tailor the associated governing documents in an efficient manner. Beyond the initial stages of formation, GHP actively counsels owners and management to ensure all internal and external corporate actions are taken in accordance with the entity’s governing documents and applicable federal and state laws.

Startups and Emerging Growth Companies

Our services also cover the wide range of challenges and opportunities that startups and emerging growth companies encounter, from preformation through all stages of growth and exit. As a full-service boutique firm, GHP is in a unique position to provide startup companies and entrepreneurs with a multidisciplinary approach that is highly personalized to each client. As obstacles in growing a young company inevitably arise, GHP attorneys are there to efficiently advise our clients by utilizing an interconnected legal and business approach to address each client’s needs.

Commercial Transactions

GHP lawyers advise businesses on a broad range of commercial transactions, including master service, distribution, and development agreements; website terms and conditions and privacy policies; as well as licensing transactions, collaborations, and commercial loans. With assistance from our firm’s other practice areas, we ensure protection of our clients’ intellectual capital and other business interests, assessing and advising on the short-term and long-term business considerations applicable to each commercial transaction.