As one of our core strengths, corporate law plays a significant role in our firm. Our business-focused team is widely known across the country for our quality work in advising individuals, closely held businesses and publicly traded companies in a wide variety of corporate matters, such as:
- Initial corporate formation
- Choice of entity
- Raising of capital
- Daily corporate governance
- Restructurings and organization
We also serve as outside general counsel to a number of clients, advising them on day-to-day matters, such as negotiation and review of customer and vendor contracts.
Our corporate team regularly assists clients with selecting the most effective entity choice for the chosen application in order to maximize benefits and mitigate risks. Our team has a deep understanding of the analytical process involving identifying, managing and solving the legal issues that may affect your new business entity including the following:
- Anti-trust laws
- Corporate governance
- Employee benefits
- Executive compensation
- Information technology
- Tax matters
Once an entity is operational, our corporate attorneys provide a comprehensive representation of general corporate and governance-related services, including advising clients on and attending board and shareholder meetings, delivering notices of meetings and important events, maintenance of minutes and records and foreign qualification issues.
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Additionally, we have a large team of experts in drafting, negotiating and reviewing various business contracts.
Protection of intangible property rights and intellectual property is one of the most important areas of the modern business environment. As the use and importance of technology in business increases, the protection of that technology becomes essential.
High technology has permeated every aspect of our society, including traditional industries in Arkansas, such as agriculture and timber as well as other industries both within and outside the state. As the competitive environment becomes more aggressive, protecting your information, know-how, and processes becomes even more important.