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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Team Profile

Enterprise Focused

Our Business Transactions team concentrates on serving privately owned business enterprises, their owners and affiliates:

Start-up Entities (Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies)
Family-Owned Businesses
Mid-to-Large Sized Entities
Owners and Founders
Directors and Managers
Suppliers and Service providers
Distinctly Practical

The Business Transactions team views legal services as a mission-critical component of a successful business strategy. We bring real-world, practical solutions to multifaceted business problems. Two of our attorneys have founded and grown companies from the ground up and hold MBAs from top-tier graduate business schools. As principals in these companies, they have confronted business problems as clients, as well as counsel. In all of our representations, this valuable experience is accessible for the benefit of Sands Anderson clients. Our team understands the delicate balancing necessary to deliver critical legal services at an affordable cost.

Highly Experienced

Team members, on average, have over 20 years of experience as business attorneys representing a wide array of enterprises and the owners and managers who run them. Our team has depth and business expertise that is usually difficult to find in most law firms. Some examples of the broad range of business expertise include: two MBAs, international transaction experience, masters-of-law in taxation, experience as in-house counsel for large and mid-sized companies, and a director of an investment bank.

Transaction Expertise

The team understands and has experience with all phases of the life cycle of a business: start-up, expansion, capital raising (debt and equity), mergers and acquisitions, enterprise maintenance, split-ups, and exit strategies. Here is a small sample of the areas of expertise that our Team provides:

Start-up

Enterprise Formations
Articles and Bylaws
LLC Operating Agreements
Shareholder Agreements (Buy/Sell Agreements)
Capital Raising (Private Placements, Angel Rounds, Venture)
Design of Capital Structure
Finance and Capital Raising

Debt and Equity
Asset Based Loans
Cash Flow Loans
Revolving Lines of Credit
Recapitalizations and Refinancing
Mergers, Acquisitions and Enterprise Transactions

Mergers, Consolidations, Reorganizations
Acquisitions & Sales of Businesses (Asset & Stock)
Leveraged Buyouts
Management Buyouts and Buy-ins
Equity Incentive Plans
Staged Liquidity
Joint Ventures and Teaming Arrangements
Licensing and Distribution Arrangements
Franchising
Enterprise Maintenance

Board Structure and Advisory Work
Employment, Consulting and Non-Compete Agreements
Executive Incentive and Stock Option Plans
Confidentiality Agreements
Intellectual Property Protection (Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets)
Immigration Compliance
International Transactions
Leases
Real Estate
Machinery and Equipment Purchases
Supplier and Vendor Agreements
Enterprise Wind-Down and Exit

Spin-Offs, Split-ups, Break-ups
Executive Exit
Restructurings and Workouts
Prepackaged Bankruptcy
Small-to-Mid-Sized Enterprise Bankruptcy

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