Our firm offers counsel in a variety of corporate areas. Our clientele includes closely-held companies and companies with publicly-traded stock. All of our attorneys have broad expertise and extensive working knowledge of general corporate law. We provide services in the corporate area ranging from formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies to taxation of corporate entities. Our attorneys have experience in rights and fiduciary obligations of directors and officers, as well as rights of shareholders. We provide counsel in the buying, selling and reorganization of corporate entities and other services and the corresponding tax considerations and effects. We provide legal representation at every step of corporate existence from formation and funding to the operation of the corporate entities themselves. We have considerable experience in contract negotiations and preparation of contracts for all types of corporate business, including but not limited to, employment contracts, supply contracts, distribution agreements, license agreements, franchise agreements, purchase and sale agreements, stock sale and redemption agreements, and shareholder agreements.
Our firm also offers a variety of legal services to financial institutions. We have assisted in the selling and purchasing of financial institutions. We have also provided legal services in reorganizing financial institutions. Our attorneys have expertise in banking transactions, and our firm has provided legal services to many financial institutions. We have provided services to financial institutions regarding the issuance of letters of credit, corporate debt refinancing, real estate transactions, industrial development bond financing, agricultural loans, corporate lending and other commercial and industrial financing. Our attorneys regularly advise financial institutions and their corporate trust departments on matters concerning trusts and estates. In addition to financial institutions, our attorneys regularly advise clients on alternative methods of financing for certain qualifying activities like industrial development bonds, both taxable and tax exempt, for manufacturing projects. Our attorneys routinely negotiate refinancing and restructuring of debt for our clients.
Our firm also provides a variety of expertise in securities. Our attorneys have been counsel to issuers of tax exempt notes or bonds for municipal and industrial development. We have also served as counsel to corporate borrowers and lessees in taxable and tax exempt financing. We have broad experience and expertise in private and public securities offerings. Our attorneys provide counsel stock options, tender offerings, mergers and acquisitions and compliance with federal and state securities laws.