Corporate Law

Cordatis provides corporate advice and counsel to corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, investment banking firms, and boards of directors. The firm has particular expertise in the areas of:

  • Business formation and capitalization
  • Corporate governance and business operations
  • Commercial contracts and corporate transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Business litigation and dispute resolution

Business Formation

Cordatis regularly counsels clients on issues relating to business formation and capitalization. The firm serves as outside general counsel to small-to-midsized clients with a need for corporate legal advice as they establish the infrastructure for future business operations.

We have particular expertise in forming new business entities, identifying the appropriate corporate structure, creating corporate documentation, and capitalizing early business operations.

Corporate Structure
The firm helps clients determine the most appropriate structure under which an entity will operate – whether a corporation (S Corporation or C Corporation), a partnership (limited or general), or a limited liability company.

We help clients prepare necessary corporate documentation, including:

  • Articles of incorporation
  • Articles of organization
  • By-laws and operating agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • First options to purchase
  • Minutes and resolutions

Corporate Governance & Business Operations

The firm counsels both organizations and individuals with respect to ongoing or critical issues associated with corporate governance and business operations. Clients call on us for help with issues relating to:

  • Fiduciary duties and corporate management
  • Reporting and record-keeping
  • Employment policy counseling
  • Regulatory compliance

Commercial Contracts & Corporate Transactions

Members of our corporate practice are senior transactional lawyers who have helped clients successfully plan for and negotiate commercial contracts and corporate transactions of all kinds, including:

  • Employment contracts
  • Licensing agreements
  • Intellectual property transactions
  • Business and asset acquisitions
  • Management buyouts and corporate restructurings
  • International transactions and arbitration

Growth & Exit Strategies

Clients call upon us for assistance with critical growth and exit strategies, including:

  • Business combinations, joint ventures and alliances
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Divestitures and exit strategies

Cordatis provides merger and acquisition assistance at every stage, from strategic planning for structuring and financing transactions to negotiations that take full advantage of new business opportunities.

We work directly with your company directors to formulate and implement an acquisition strategy, respond to acquisition invitations by other bidders, or structure strategic joint ventures between multiple parties and lines of business.

Our merger and acquisition practice includes:

  • Structuring the sale or purchase of a company
  • Negotiating favorable terms and conditions
  • Assigning or novating contracts, including federal, state, and local government contracts
  • Conducting due diligence, in particular with regard to government contracts

Several of our lawyers have experience handling corporate matters.  Partner Dan DuVal, who specializes in corporate law, leads our corporate law practice.

We handle the following matters:

  • Entity formation and associated documentation and agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Financing
  • Shareholder rights and obligations
  • Board rights and obligations
  • Partner rights and obligations
  • Member rights and obligations

Lawyers who specialize in this Practice Area

Dan DuVal

Dan DuVal

Pablo Nichols

Bill Savarino

Bill Savarino

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