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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, Oregon Washington, District of Columbia Portland, Oregon Portland, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi New Orleans, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Water Law Native American Law Energy Law Corporate Law Mining 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:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance Law Corporate Law Commercial Litigation
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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:
    Health Care Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions 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
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Trademark Law Corporate Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Public Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Salem, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • 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
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law International Mergers & Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Health Care Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Appellate Practice First Amendment Law Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • 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:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Corporate Law Technology Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Real Estate Law Trusts and Estates 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:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities Regulation
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law International Mergers & Acquisitions Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law International Trade and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate 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:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Short Hills, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Helena, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Corporate Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Public Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Corporate Law Employment Law - Management Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets 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
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Public Finance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Westport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions 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
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • 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 Compliance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance 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:
    Insurance Law Corporate Law
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  • 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
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Project Finance Law Energy Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • 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:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Native American Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mutual Funds Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation
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:
    Gaming Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate 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.