The Messner Reeves transaction team counsels clients throughout the evolution of a business - from entity formation and related start up activities to commercial contracts, mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations,  reorganizations, investment exits, the Firm represents different sizes of businesses in every stage of their evolution.

Our attorneys understand the critical business issues facing their clients and strive to achieve the agreed upon objectives in an expeditious and thorough manner.
The Firm represents a broad range of clients, including individual entrepreneurs, privately held businesses, private equity and venture funds and publicly traded companies.  Our attorneys lead stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, mergers, corporate reorganizations, management and leveraged buy-outs and other business combinations for strategic and financial buyers, sellers, lenders and management groups.

We routinely counsel issuers of, and investors in, alternative investments such as private equity funds, real estate partnerships, joint ventures and a variety of other specially tailored investment structures.  It is in these types of unique transactions that we apply our collective creativity and business acumen to craft workable solutions that enable our clients to achieve success.  Additionally, the Firm counsels clients with respect to its regulatory obligations under the federal securities laws, including but not limited to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisors Act of 1940 and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

The Firm understands that our clients are focused on external financial and strategic goals and appreciate a law firm that tracks compliance obligations and offers meaningful solutions.  We perform this very service daily on behalf of our clients.  We also provide guidance on all manner of corporate governance issues, including officer and director duties and responsibilities, shareholder rights, employee compensation and SEC reporting obligations.

Business does not exist in a vacuum and we believe that in order to properly counsel our clients, we must consider related legal issues.  We exploit the Firm's real estate, litigation, labor & employment and tax expertise to deliver the comprehensive service our clients demand and deserve. We also work with a network of outside special counsel domestically and abroad in managing our clients’ legal needs.

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