Corporate and Transactional Practice
The corporate and transactional practice of Hollister Legal Services, PLLC (“HLS” or “Firm”) is committed to providing its clients with cost-effective practical advice designed to add value to a clients’ business. HLS’ corporate and transactional practice provides input suitable to handle all aspects of HLS’ clients’ corporate, organizational, financial and transactional needs.
HLS’ corporate and transactional practice approach allows HLS to serve its clients’ general, as well as specific, business and legal requirements, ranging from business and strategic planning, formation, operation, expansion/acquisition, exit strategy issues and day to day business operations transactions. Whether HLS’ clients require assistance with a complex acquisition agreement, or creative advice on finding alternative solutions to a service agreement impasse, the Firm’s corporate and transactional practice is prepared to respond with innovative solutions today’s business arena requires.
New Business; Start-Up; Dissolution
The Firm counsels clients on the numerous complex issues surrounding creation of new business entities, including structuring and creating the entity, advising clients of tax benefits from choosing one legal entity versus another legal entity, providing capital for the entity and beginning business operations, with a view to ongoing business issues and exit strategies. HLS also advises clients on the dissolution of a business entity when it is no longer needed.
Business Evaluation; Market Identification
HLS assists clients in determining business equity and entity value, as well as identifying likely suitors for acquisition of the business or its assets, evaluating whether a company should consider an acquisition or a merger, and identifying alternative strategies to sustain and grow owner assets.
The Firm counsels clients on methods for diversifying and/or increasing the capital or debt available to a company’s existing business or for new business entities.
Governing Body; Owner Issues
HLS advises clients on compensation issues and drafts compensation agreements for partners, shareholders, members, directors, officers or key management, as well as advises on matters of required notice, minutes, etc. of meetings. The Firm also counsels business owners on how to address conflicting or divergent interests to ensure liquidity for company equity, to preserve owner relations, and to provide for the orderly transition of control for the business and its owners.
The Firm has significant experience in handling a broad spectrum of transactions. HLS generally assists clients from the earliest stages of their transactions by evaluating and developing various strategies for achieving their business objectives and structuring the business deals that follow. HLS also handles all aspects of the transaction process from the initial discussions, letters of intent and deal financing, to negotiating the agreement, performing due diligence and closing the deal.
The Firm has the experience to assist clients with numerous transactions, including complex corporate restructuring transactions, merger and acquisition agreements, developing and interpreting enterprise services agreements, negotiating and structuring joint ventures, preparing master agreements, lease agreements, mezzanine financing agreements, licensing agreements, and marketing agreements across a variety of industries.
HLS negotiates, drafts and advises its clients on software, multimedia, trademark, licensing, marketing, terms of service, and privacy rules, as well as other e-commerce agreements.
The Firm negotiates bank, venture capital and vendor financing on behalf of clients and prepares disclosure documents.
Mergers and Acquisitions
HLS assists clients with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, recapitalizations and other corporate restructurings and joint ventures.
HLS negotiates and drafts a wide range of agreements related to the daily business of its clients, such as: customer-specific service arrangements, master service agreements, leases, contracts for goods and services, employment, consulting and severance agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, requests for proposal, and license and sponsorship agreements in all fields of business.