Our lawyers have a sixth sense: the business sense. We understand your competitive landscape and provide pragmatic, real-time solutions.

Across the US, UK, and Europe, Brown Rudnick’s Corporate team represents businesses at all stages of development, including start-ups, emerging growth companies, multi-national public companies, and large institutional private businesses. We also represent and work closely with the investment banking community and private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds.

With transactional and regulatory experience, we cover a broad spectrum of vital business issues that includes:

  • General Corporate
  • Emerging Companies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Law Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Fund Formation
  • Strategic Equity Investments
  • Shareholder Activism
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Public Offerings & Private Placements
  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • Tax
  • Recapitalizations & Restructurings
  • Finance & lending

We advise on issues including:

General Corporate

  • Providing sophisticated, business-focused advice on key strategic and structuring issues including international tax and intellectual property
  • Offering practical solutions in the areas of employment, employee benefits, and compensation, including option plans and other equity incentive programs
  • Providing strategic advice and guidance on organization and capital structure, contracts and day-to-day business issues, corporate finance, enhancing and managing growth, and liquidity and exit strategies
  • Structuring and negotiating joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and licensing and co-development relationships

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Representing buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions of all types and sizes, including both negotiated and hostile transactions
  • Working with private and public companies on transactions including share and asset acquisitions, mergers, consolidations, takeover offers, exchange offers, spinoffs, and rollups
  • Representing private equity funds and other investors that finance leveraged and management buy-outs, as well as buyers and sellers of financially distressed businesses

Private Equity & Venture Capital

  • Facilitating access to seed and growth capital, we represent investors and companies seeking financing in matters including fund structuring and formation, fundraising, portfolio company investing, tax planning and strategy
  • Representing emerging growth companies, angel investors, strategic corporate investors, domestic and offshore venture capital funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, family offices, commodity pools, and similar investment vehicles

Public Offerings & Private Placements

  • Representing issuers in offerings ranging from global public offerings through major international investment banks to small private placements
  • Guiding our clients through IPOs, secondary offerings, and shelf registrations
  • Assisting with public equity and debt offerings; tender offers; PIPEs; Rule 144A placements of equity, debt, convertible and preferred trust securities; Reg D and Reg S transactions

Securities Law Compliance

  • Advising on all aspects of compliance with securities laws and regulations, including ’33 and ’34 Act compliance, IPOs, public and private equity and debt offerings, spin offs, and going private transactions
  • Assisting with strategic and practical solutions regarding corporate governance, periodic reporting obligations, insider trading compliance, fiduciary duty issues, press releases, and interacting with financial analysts and stockholders
  • Advising public clients on compliance with the rules and regulations of exchanges on which they are listed, including Nasdaq, NYSE, the OTC markets, LSE, AIM, and other European exchanges
  • Providing tactical advice on takeover defenses, pursuing hostile acquisitions, undertaking proxy contests, and other challenges to corporate control
Corporate Group Leaders

Mark Dorff


London, UK


James E. Bedar


Boston, MA