Corporate Finance

Overview

Dykema's corporate finance attorneys provide general business advice and corporate legal services to both domestic and foreign entities that are privately and publicly owned. 

We counsel clients in the full range of corporate finance matters, including:

  • Corporate Governance—We represent boards and board committees on a wide spectrum of fiduciary duty and governance-related matters, including those arising as a result of the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Privacy, Data Security and E-Commerce—We represent vendors and users of information technology, including computer software, website and internet services, in licensing, development, IP protection and related matters.
  • Infrastructure and Project Finance—We guide clients such as infrastructure equity funds, lenders, municipalities and other financing authorities, and private and public entities, in the acquisition, development, finance, and operation of a variety of infrastructure assets including tunnels, offsite airport parking lots, hospitals, power plants and transmission and distribution grids.
  • Investment Management—We represent participants in the investment management industry, including investment companies, insurance companies, investment advisers and broker-dealers, in complying with the provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and other regulatory provisions.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions—We represent both public and private companies in domestic and cross-border transactions involving a broad spectrum of deal structures, including mergers, asset purchases, joint ventures, tender offers, proxy contests and divisional sales, using an integrated cross-disciplinary approach supported by attorneys in other practice groups who specialize in M&A transactions.
  • Public Finance—We represent state, local and other governmental entities, as well as for profit and nonprofit businesses, in virtually every governmental purpose and private activity bond financing vehicle at the state and local levels, with experience in the myriad federal tax and securities law aspects of bond issues.
  • Securities—We represent more than twenty publicly held companies in SEC and SRO compliance and practice matters, as well as issuers, underwriters, selling agents and investors in significant public and private securities issuance transactions of all types, including equity, debt, trust preferred, Rule 144A, and strategic investment transactions, tender offers, recapitalizations and reorganizations, exchange offers and going private transactions.
  • Structured Finance and Securitizations—We represent issuers, underwriters, special purpose entities, and servicers in all phases of public and private issuances of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities.
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital—We represent both companies seeking financing and financing sources, in all facets of capital raising, including seed and angel, mezzanine, venture capital and other equity financings, as well as leveraged acquisitions and recapitalizations.

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