Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys

Corporate

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A dozen Fortune 500 companies, along with many growing middle market businesses, across wide-ranging industries rely on Moore & Van Allen as their corporate counsel.  We believe it's because we create value, with a high level of client service and business-centered advice.  We can help your business as well—whether it is a start-up or an established company—locally, nationally and internationally.  

Our Corporate practice has built a national reputation and we have become one of the Southeast's largest law firms because of progressive, prudent and timely work for our business clients as we strive to achieve their goals and meet their deadlines.  Our clients' appreciation of our ability to provide solutions to their corporate legal needs is evidenced by our recognition in top rankings systems such as Chambers and Partners USA, U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers, Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, and North Carolina Super Lawyers, among others.

With some 80 diverse, talented and hardworking attorneys, our Corporate practice group provides our clients—in manufacturing, finance, transportation, construction, retail, biotech, health care, telecommunications and more—a full spectrum of quality corporate legal services. We have one of the largest, most experienced teams of business lawyers in the Carolinas, whose capabilities enable us to handle the numerous issues that can arise in a single transaction or in a client's business activities.  Due to the depth and breadth of our legal services, we are able to counsel our clients through all stages of their business development, from start-up entity to publicly traded corporation.  A summary of our corporate practice’s primary focus areas are listed below.


PRACTICE FOCUS

General corporate, partnership, and limited-liability company matters:

  • Formation of entities, joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Investment, buy-sell and shareholder agreements

Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • Represent acquiring or acquired entities, public and private, in taxable and tax-free merger, acquisition or sale transactions, including leveraged buyouts 
  • Advise clients on tax, regulatory, securities, environmental, employee benefit, employment and antitrust issues, including Hart-Scott-Rodino requirements

Securities & Capital Markets:

  • Initial public offerings, secondary public offerings, and offerings of unregistered private equity and debt placements 
  • Securities matters before federal and state securities regulators
  • "Going private" transactions 
  • Employee incentive stock and dividend reinvestment plan registration 
  • Reporting, proxy and other federal and state compliance obligations 
  • National securities exchange regulations

Commercial and Business Contract Negotiation:

  • Employment and consulting agreements 
  • Supply contracts
  • Forms of purchase and sale orders
  • Warranties
  • Franchise documentation
  • Transportation agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Documentary and standby letters of credit

Corporate Governance:

  • Advise on duties of directors in change in control transactions, anti-takeover defense measures, going-private transactions, spin-offs and spin-outs, and other related-party transactions, executive and director succession, executive and director compensation, financial reporting irregularities, and internal investigations
  • Governance structure, board and committee charters and practices, disclosure and compliance policies, director independence, and continued compliance with listing standards
  • Shareholder demands and proxy proposals

Economic Incentives:

  • Coordinate strategy and negotiations with state and local representatives
  • Site selection and permitting

Private Equity and Mezzanine Finance:

  • Representation of sponsors in all aspects of leveraged buy-out transactions
  • Representation of investors and issuers in subordinated debt, preferred equity and hybrid securities issuances

Venture capital

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Publications

  • Three Charleston Attorneys Published by ACC
    August 2014, Association of Corporate Counsel South Carolina Chapter Summer Newsletter

    Three Charleston attorneys were published in the ACC South Carolina Chapter's Summer 2014 newsletter.

  • Corporate and Securities Update
    May 6, 2013

    Corporate Member Carolyn Meade issued a Business of Law Corporate and Securities Update focused on Equity-Based Crowd Funding.

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