Our firm's M&A practice included a number of large, medium-sized and smaller transactions, for both traditional and emerging technology companies. Our lawyers represent local and international clients in negotiated transactions, including mergers, stock or asset purchases, leveraged buyouts and post-buyout transactions, as well as contested transactions and other transactions involving changes in corporate control. We handle recapitalizations and restructurings, quasi-reorganization, spin-offs and other methods for maximizing value. We also assist clients in acquisitions of financially troubled companies.
We advise investors on the securitization of financial assets, ordinary and syndicated commercial loans, mortgages, registration of equity and debt securities, derivatives and trade receivables as well as public offerings.
We have successfully handled project and asset finance ensuring compliance with local laws. These projects have involved all types of financing arrangements, including commercial bank financings, multilateral, bilateral financings, and term debt facilities, equity and debt syndications, commercial partnerships, joint venture agreements, and various lease-based transactions, including sale-leaseback, operating and synthetic lease financings, structured receivables arrangements and complex asset-backed financings. We have advised lenders and sellers in ship and aircraft acquisitions. Our firm has prepared and negotiated the documents involved in these types of financing. We have been able to resolve the full range of difficult issues presented in these projects because of the strong support of dedicated lawyers and consultants from banking, finance and other practice groups affiliated and working with our firm.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in both advisory and contentious tax work dealing with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Court of Tax Appeals. We represent clients at every level and in every type of dispute with the taxing authorities. Drawing on our depth of litigation experience, our lawyers tailor each representation to the client's objectives.
We have handled cases involving a broad range of tax issues, including disputed assessments, valuation controversies, and claims for tax refund or tax credit. The firm has achieved resolutions favorable to our clients at every phase of the process.
We offer strategic tax planning and advice on resolution of tax issues associated with multi-jurisdictional, cross-border ransactions.
Our firm provides clients with in-depth planning, including the preparation of wills and trusts, designation of beneficiaries, and analysis of the estate, gift and income tax consequences of an estate plan.
Our extensive representation of corporations and other businesses has resulted in a special emphasis on estate planning for business owners. This area of practice focuses on estate planning strategies for crucial "transition events" in the life of a business owner. We help business owners with "succession" planning, looking to the eventual passage of the business on the owner's death or retirement.
Our legal service encompasses work relating to the acquisition, enforcement and commercial exploitation of intellectual property rights, including litigation arising from infringement thereof, technology transfer, outsourcing and licensing agreements, and other transaction-related services. We help our clients navigate through the complex issues that often arise when developing, licensing or acquiring information technology. All aspects of information technology and e-commerce transactions, ranging from small, one-time license agreements to technology joint ventures are handled by our lawyers.