Clark Hill finance attorneys are experienced in virtually every kind of corporate finance transaction, at each stage of corporate development from entity formation and tax planning to workouts, liquidations and bankruptcies-and in between.
From simple bank loan financing to equipment leasing, asset-based lending, aircraft financing, factoring, venture capital, production payments, and equity investments, we have extensive experience and the financial skills to conclude your transaction rapidly and with a high degree of certainty that you have received the best terms available.
Our financial attorneys represent borrowers, bank lenders, lessors and lessees, equity investors, mezzanine lenders, and venture capitalists, so we know the issues on all sides of complex financing transactions. We represent public companies as well, having taken companies public and advised public companies on compliance filings, Section 16 filings, private placements, so-called PIPES (private placement of public equity), takeover defenses, and proxy contests.
We have assisted clients in the formation and registration of mutual funds, and we routinely advise on mutual fund compliance filings and Investment Company Act issues. We also render advice to clients concerning the Investment Advisor Act and related state statutes. Our extensive practice representing tax-exempt organizations affords us a unique perspective to advise large foundation clients concerning hedge fund transactions, derivatives, and private placement from the purchaser side.
Three members of our Corporate practice group practice exclusively in the field of creditor’s rights, advising creditors, debtors, and trustees in structuring bankruptcies or avoiding bankruptcy. We also counsel many of our manufacturing clients concerning collecting from financially troubled vendors, avoiding preference claims, and how to respond to bankruptcies of customers and vendors.
We represent borrowers or lenders in more than 20 public and private offerings of securities, year in and year out. In 2004-05, we represented an issuer in the largest underwritten initial public offering by a Michigan corporation in many years. We are particularly active in financing for educational institutions, including public schools and colleges. We are listed in the Red Book as qualified bond counsel and have an active practice representing issuers, underwriters, and purchasers of tax-exempt bonds.