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In these increasingly complex and precarious economic times, great opportunities abound. To capitalize on such opportunities, you need a team of attorneys who understand the intricacies of a business transaction and can quickly determine the best course of action to take. Clark Hill is uniquely positioned to help private equity firms navigate today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

Our attorneys have decades of experience handling all aspects of the corporate legal needs of their clients. Because we offer a full spectrum of legal services, our clients have instant access to professionals in each facet of the law. Because we make it our business to understand the unique business needs of our clients, and the markets in which they compete, we can act rapidly, efficiently, and effectively to help them achieve their strategic goals and objectives.

Our attorneys can provide legal counsel to private equity firms in many aspects of their businesses, including advising them on tax and regulatory concerns, effecting acquisition and exit transactions, and representing portfolio companies as outside counsel in a wide variety of legal matters. Whether we are assisting in the formation and organization of a private equity fund, helping manage the fund’s ongoing operations, or representing a fund in the acquisition or disposition of a company, our attorneys have the depth of experience and knowledge necessary to ensure such fund’s best result. We stand ready to assist private equity firms in the following areas:

  • Leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions
  • Acquisition of distressed properties and restructuring transactions
  • Venture capital, growth equity, and minority investments
  • Senior and mezzanine financing
  • Portfolio company representation
  • Tax planning for private equity funds and their portfolio companies

Our attorneys have a deep-seated and broad-based knowledge of the myriad issues and disciplines that affect private equity investments and buyouts, including regulatory issues, tax issues, government relations, corporate finance, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment law, environmental law, healthcare law, and international law, among many others.

We are large enough to ensure that every client has access to the counsel it needs, but nimble enough to ensure that every client receives personalized, effective service. We fundamentally understand that no two private equity funds are alike. Our clients know to expect more than a one-size-fits-all approach.