Corporate Governance & Business Transactions

Thompson O’Brien’s Corporate Governance and Business Transactions group have experience with a diverse spectrum of general corporate, partnership and limited liability company matters including the formation, maintenance and dissolution of corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and joint ventures. We assist business owners in selecting optimal tax structures for their business ventures as well as planning for future changes in ownership.

Thompson O’Brien advises board of directors and management with respect to compliance issues, shareholder issues and organizational matters. We counsel Boards and Board committees on sensitive internal matters and investigations. We assist in structuring financing transactions. We also assist management in planning for mergers and acquisitions, as well as stock or asset sales.

Thompson O’Brien assists clients in interpreting and complying with the complex legal framework imposed by federal and state securities laws, as well as addressing basic organizational structuring issues and requirements. The Firm assists clients in designing procedures and policies that promote corporate governance compliance and in evaluating the client’s implementation of those procedures and policies. Our corporate group reviews, negotiates and drafts all types of commercial and business contracts, including employment and consulting agreements, franchise and licensing agreements and can assist with a broad range of business-related matters, ongoing reporting and compliance requirements and maintenance of corporate and stock records.

In today’s society where the instance of litigation is rapidly increasing, our Firm stresses the importance of preventative measures to avoid problems routinely encountered by many businesses. The firm reviews with its corporate clients their business needs and the structure of the client’s organization to meet the client’s goals while minimizing red tape.