At Jackson Walker, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to assist our clients with virtually any type of corporate transaction. Our experience spans the spectrum from emerging business agreements to IPOs and public company representation. Our approach is to treat the needs of each client as unique and to help our clients resolve issues in the most practical and efficient manner possible. We have great trust and respect for each member of our practice group, and we carry that trust and respect into each client relationship.
Our client-centric approach is guided by the perspective we have gained by the experience of some members of our practice group as general counsel or in-house lawyers for domestic and international corporations. Our client-side experience, combined with our extensive experience as outside counsel to a wide variety of clients, has provided us with the tools necessary to deliver our clients exceptional counsel.
In the course of our practice, we routinely advise clients with:
- Corporate governance and board advisory
- Corporate finance, including equity and preferred equity investments
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Investment fund formation and operation
- Mezzanine debt and hybrid securities investments
- Cross-border and international transactions, including international joint ventures
Our experience enables us to assist diverse types of clients with wide-ranging needs in a variety of industries and stages of development. We represent corporations, partnerships and trusts. We represent clients that are privately held as well as those whose securities are traded on all major stock exchanges. And our clients are engaged in a broad array of industries, including:
- Energy and alternative energy production
- Health care
- Computer and technology businesses
- Insurance, finance and related services
- Restaurant and retail
Our clients can have confidence that, no matter the issue, we have the knowledge and experience to help them address it.
- Capital Markets
- Corporate Governance and Board Advisory
- Emerging Companies
- Family Office Group
- Investment Funds
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Public Companies and Securities
- Biotech, MedTech, Life Sciences
- International Transactions
Emerging Company Program
The JW Emerging Company Program allows entrepreneurs an opportunity to work with skilled attorneys who have spent their careers supporting their clients' growth and similarly situated entrepreneurs. The JW Team focuses on serving the legal needs of start-up companies in every industry.We will review your business plan, learn your business and be a resource for your leadership. We will be with you each step of the way from the seed of the idea to a fully funded operational organization.
So You Want To Be Public
An IPO inevitably brings about significant changes to a company, its employees, the risks it is subject to and its growth prospects. It is important for a company considering going public to understand the IPO process in order to be prepared for an IPO and being a public company. Jackson Walker is uniquely situated to counsel companies and their boards in making the decision to go public and navigate the IPO minefield and in dealing with their reporting and compliance obligations thereafter.
Public Companies and Securities
Legal regulations for public companies have never been more complex. At Jackson Walker, we have the experience and deep knowledge to handle the full spectrum of legal issues faced by public companies. We act as partners with our clients to provide uniquely tailored and highly responsive service. We also are attuned to the budgetary concerns faced by many public companies during difficult economic times and in an increasingly expensive regulatory environment.
Recent e-Alerts and Articles:
|DOJ and SEC Release Much-Anticipated Guidance on FCPA |
by Robert Soza and Orlando Segura
In recent years, corporations in the U.S. and around the world have seen record levels of enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), resulting in billions of dollars of civil judgments and numerous criminal convictions against both corporations and individuals. On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") published long-awaited guidance on their interpretation of the law.
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