Private Companies

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Briggs provides a full range of legal services to family-owned and closely-held businesses and their various constituencies, such as shareholders, partners, lenders and executives. We frequently advise on business planning issues associated with formation, such as analysis of the type of entity to be utilized, tax planning, and buy/sell and shareholder voting and control arrangements. We work with private companies to lay the groundwork for long-standing economic prosperity.

Briggs’ experienced corporate and business law attorneys understand business dynamics and organization and the special needs of newly-formed or closely-held companies. We provide counsel on acquisition and disposition of businesses, shareholder relations issues, conducting board and shareholder meetings, customer and supply chain agreements, employee benefits plans, executive employment and compensation planning, intellectual property protection and licensing, corporate investigations and labor negotiations.

We also represent companies undertaking a wide variety of financing transactions, including unsecured debt financing, asset-based financing and venture capital financing, as well as private placements of debt and equity securities exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Regulation D safe harbor. As the rules for private placements change to allow for general solicitation of investors or crowdfunding under certain circumstances, we can help companies navigate the rule changes to efficiently raise the capital they need.

Representative Matters

Briggs and Morgan has helped hundreds of private companies with business law matters. Below is a sampling of recent select experience: