Organization and Capital Formation

Extensive experience across numerous industries

Butler Snow’s corporate organization and capital formation team is both experienced and efficient. With more than one third of our firm’s attorneys regularly counseling clients with respect to transactions involving corporations and other business entities, we are able to call upon a deep bench of attorneys operating in a wide range of industries to develop customized teams based on each client’s specific needs.

From counseling with respect to initial entity formation and structuring, to planning and consummating domestic and international expansions and acquisitions, Butler Snow’s business attorneys regularly represent companies in connection with all types of corporate organization and structuring activities. We strive to be a highly effective partner not only in helping our clients launch their business ventures but also in serving their legal needs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. We maintain deep connections within the business communities which we serve and harness those connections for the benefit of our clients. When you’re moving quickly to stay ahead of your competitors, you need experienced counsel like Butler Snow to help you strategically establish and operate your organization, while minimizing the costs involved and maximizing the value to your business and its stakeholders.

Our experience with respect to capital formation covers a wide range of areas and activities, including private placements, initial and secondary public offerings, foreign stock offerings, negotiating shareholder and registration rights agreements, and structuring and effecting joint ventures and other business combinations. We endeavor to provide streamlined, efficient access to subject matter experts in all areas of business financing.

Private equity

Butler Snow works with private equity firms operating platforms in numerous industries. We assist our private equity clients with respect to fund formation and structuring, initial and subsequent equity offerings, and portfolio company acquisitions and exit transactions. We regularly serve as general counsel to our clients and their portfolio companies and, in this capacity, assist them with accessing resources both within and outside our firm as required to meet their ongoing legal needs.

On the other side of the equation, Butler Snow regularly represents clients in obtaining investments of all types from private equity firms at various stages of their lifecycles. It is our goal in all such transactions to align the interests of the management team with the interests of the private equity sponsor in order to create a relationship that will ultimately prove successful for all involved. In addition, we frequently work with more mature companies seeking unconventional growth strategies or workout and turnaround efforts.

Early stage/emerging growth companies and venture capital

For our entrepreneurial clients, obtaining capital can mean the difference between success and failure. We work with startups and early-stage companies to help them structure financing deals at various stages in their lifecycle, whether raising seed capital or seeking later rounds of venture or growth capital. We feel strongly that Butler Snow’s business attorneys can help emerging companies at every stage of their development, and it is our goal to serve all such clients from inception to exit with our primary focus being to add value at all stages in between.