M&A and Corporate
Looking to buy or sell a company, restructure your own business, or simply get your cap table cleaned up? It may seem complex, but we can simplify it for you.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Whether you’ve built a company from the ground up and are looking to sell, or you’re expanding a business and have your sights on purchasing a competitor, you’ll have questions on charting a path forward. We have answers.
Good recordkeeping is a pillar of maintaining an organized – and compliant – corporate structure. If you have doubts about your recordkeeping, or have purchased a business and would like to get caught up, ask about our flat-fee corporate record legal audit which will help identify potential areas for improvement and encourage good habits.
Changing the corporate structure of your business, altering the equity ownership, or improving your tax economy can all have big implications – let us help you move the change your organization’s structure for the better.
Starting up? Start right. Peak Corporate Counsel can help you navigate the multitude of decisions that new – and even seasoned – entrepreneurs grapple with every day. You’ve got an idea for an innovative new technology, and some friends who share a vision – now it’s time to disrupt an industry. Something you may ask yourself is, “Why do I need a lawyer? I haven’t broken any laws, and no one is suing me.” The reason is that you often begin to make legal decisions before your idea becomes a business. Ignoring or even deferring the legal framework for starting your business could mean that manageable issues turn into large and harder-to-manage problems. Hiring a lawyer right from the start is a great way to set you – and your business – up for success.
Every day, your business will enter into, exit out of, or at least be subject to, a variety of commercial contracts. Don’t just sign and send back – make sure the terms are good for you and your business. Entering into commercial contracts can mean that your business is moving – up, out, or just more quickly. We understand business owners like to move quickly, and don’t want to spend endless hours poring over agreements. That’s why we offer flat-fee pricing packages on all commercial contract review, and a guaranteed 48-hour turnaround on any contract we receive before the close of business that day.
Below is a sample list of commercial contracts we typically review:
– Debt finance packages: Loan Agreements, Security Agreements, Promissory Notes, and Intercreditor Agreements
– Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
– Software and Technology Licenses (including SaaS)
– Employment Contracts
– Shareholder Agreements
– Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements, and Joint Venture Agreements
– Distributor Agreements
– Non-Competition Agreements
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Receiving investment for your business is an exciting milestone – and one which will create a new dynamic between investor and business owner. At Peak Corporate Counsel, we’ll help you navigate the legal and interpersonal challenges which can arise.
Private equity transactions – whether from the investor or the company’s perspective – require diligent legal representation. Whichever side of the deal you’re on, we can help guide you through the process, from term sheet to closing.
Accepting venture capital money is a big step for startup companies. More than just taking money in exchange for ownership in your company, you will be starting a long-term business relationship with the investors that will shape your company’s future. Building a strong foundation here will be critical.
Outsourcing & Tech Licensing
Our attorneys advise on technology transactions and strategic sourcing for all aspects of the sourcing life cycle. From Request for Proposal to drafting, negotiation, and execution of the operative agreements, we have in-depth experience to manage sourcing engagements around the globe. Our work includes negotiation Master Service Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) agreements, and others for single transactions or ongoing relationships.