Representing local, national and international clients, our corporate lawyers have extensive experience in all areas of corporate activities. We cover mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, venture capital and private equity transactions, joint ventures, public finance transactions, corporate governance, and preparation of various types of commercial agreement. We can help you to secure the necessary funds to run your business and expand operations, as well as counseling on the strategic management of your financial assets.
Our lawyers represent US and international financial institutions in regulatory, lending and commercial matters. Clients include banks and specialty finance companies, insurance companies, private equity funds, corporations and governmental entities. We can also bring you the benefit of our experience in cross-border transactions, and offer guidance if you are looking to acquire troubled banks and distressed assets.
We help domestic and international clients, from hospitals to managed care organizations and physicians, with key issues affecting their businesses. Our healthcare lawyers have experience in qui tam actions, defending government contractors and healthcare providers, as well as those brought under the False Claims Act. We have also represented clients in disputes with non-participating providers, and in various non-compete and contract disputes.
Government Investigations and White Collar
We can guide you expertly through regulatory compliance, investigations and government enforcement proceedings. Our team represents clients in civil and criminal matters including federal and state trials, appeals, internal investigations, responses to inquiries or subpoenas, congressional and legislative investigations, qui tam defense, regulatory defense, compliance reviews and audits.
Home to trial lawyers who can help you resolve disputes before US federal and state courts, administrative bodies, and both domestic and international alternative dispute resolution tribunals. We assist in a spectrum of controversies, including complex commercial, intellectual property, environmental and product liability disputes. We are also ideally situated for clients pursuing appeals. Owing to our proximity, members of our team focus on matters before the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Our ABA Journal-commended Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog fosters discussion and shares opinion, with an emphasis on cases pertaining to business interests.
Infrastructure – Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
We have the experience and resources to offer all participants in public-private partnerships (P3) practical and effective advice. We have rendered legal services to public bodies in the planning, financing and implementation of nationally, state-level and locally assisted projects that are designed to obtain new private development or renovation, eliminate blight, build or improve public facilities and infrastructure, and undertake land assembly by negotiation or eminent domain. Our team works alongside our Public & Infrastructure Finance Practice, which advises governments, nonprofit corporations and financial institutions on municipal bonds and capital financing programs.
We are consistently ranked as one of the leading US bond and underwriters’ counsel firms for tax-exempt finance by Thomson Reuters. We share years of experience forging and implementing public-private partnerships, incentive, development and infrastructure agreements, economic development incentive and tax increment financing programs; assisting secondary and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, cultural institutions, electric and gas power providers, and air, land and sea transportation entities with their debt issuances; serving as bond counsel to a wide array of local and state government entities; and serving as underwriters’ counsel to many national and regional underwriters of municipal bonds and as counsel to direct purchasers of municipal debt obligations.
Restructuring and Insolvency
Our restructuring and insolvency lawyers represent financial institutions, distressed companies, insolvency practitioners, creditors’ committees, investors, and strategic and financial buyers of troubled companies. We successfully employ “prepackaged” reorganizations and cover all formal categories of insolvency, ranging from all forms of receivership, administration and liquidation to bankruptcy and voluntary arrangements.
Tax Strategy and Benefits
A national focus on tax planning and compliance for exempt organizations. We assist issuers, borrowers and underwriters of public finance transactions with the federal and state tax aspects of structuring debt obligations to pay tax-exempt interest or provide tax credits to investors. We represent borrowers, investors and other participants in tax credit transactions involving new market tax credits, low-income housing tax credits, and historic tax credits. We also represent taxpayers undergoing IRS examinations, requesting voluntary compliance agreements from the IRS, and pursuing internal IRS appeals.