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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Project Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Native American Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law Water Law Energy Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Health Care Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Sherman Oaks, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Antitrust Law Corporate Law Litigation - Antitrust Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Public Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Salem, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law International Trade and Finance Law Project Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law International Trade and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Mergers & Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Tax Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Law Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Gaming Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Technology Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law International Mergers & Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law International Mergers & Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Corporate Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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Larry A. Barden was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Larry A. Barden

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Construction Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Helena, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Public Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Municipal Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Tax Law Health Care Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Public Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Westport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Corporate Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Gaming Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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Michael W. Blair was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Michael W. Blair

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Project Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Venture Capital Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Native American Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Mutual Funds Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Gaming Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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Practice Area Definition

Corporate Law Definition

Corporate is the practice area of lawyers who advise corporations and their officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance, and day-to-day legal problems of such entities. They are required to be true generalists, since their advice may involve such diverse matters as: the proper conduct of the board, its directors, and its committees; executive compensation; shareholder agreements relating to board representation and voting rights; compliance with federal and state regulations affecting the client’s particular industry; commercial contracts with the corporation’s customers and suppliers; the corporation’s sales of securities; relations with the corporation’s accountants, commercial bank lenders, and investment bankers; the structure of the corporation’s joint ventures; communications with the corporation’s stockholders, creditors, and customers; and the preparation of any required periodic disclosure filings with the SEC and proxy statements sent to stockholders.

Depending on the size of the market in which the lawyer practices and the size of the lawyer’s firm, he or she may be required to handle nearly all of a corporation’s legal matters. In larger firms, the Corporate lawyer with the principal client relationship will be expected to be familiar with all the issues the corporation is likely to confront, but may engage lawyers from other practice areas to assist in matters requiring special expertise, such as securities offerings, tax issues, and litigation.

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Corporate is the practice area of lawyers who advise corporations and their officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance, and day-to-day legal problems of such entities. They are required to be true generalists, since their advice may involve such diverse matters as: the proper conduct of the board, its directors, and its committees; executive compensation; shareholder agreements relating to board representation and voting rights; compliance with federal and state regulations affecting the client’s particular industry; commercial contracts with the corporation’s customers and suppliers; the corporation’s sales of securities; relations with the corporation’s accountants, commercial bank lenders, and investment bankers; the structure of the corporation’s joint ventures; communications with the corporation’s stockholders, creditors, and customers; and the preparation of any required periodic disclosure filings with the SEC and proxy statements sent to stockholders.

Depending on the size of the market in which the lawyer practices and the size of the lawyer’s firm, he or she may be required to handle nearly all of a corporation’s legal matters. In larger firms, the Corporate lawyer with the principal client relationship will be expected to be familiar with all the issues the corporation is likely to confront, but may engage lawyers from other practice areas to assist in matters requiring special expertise, such as securities offerings, tax issues, and litigation.