Strategic Business and Financial Advice

While our offices are located in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., our clients are located throughout the United States. We represent clients in a broad range of industries, from financial services, with assets ranging from $25 million to $50 billion, to investment banks, private equity firms, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, medical practices, technology firms and restaurant chains.

Our clients receive the direct, personal attention of the engagement partner who is responsible for making sure that the client’s requests are met on a timely basis at a fair and reasonable fee. We understand the business of each of our clients, permitting us to deliver valuable strategic business and financial advice in connection with our legal services. We are sensitive to our clients’ financial situations and we are able to provide flexible and innovative fee arrangements.

Results Oriented

We are a results-oriented firm whose focus is to be part of the solution to achieve our client’s goals and encourage an open line of communication with our clients and client feedback on any aspect of our relationship. We work directly with Boards of Directors and/or senior management on matters of extreme importance to the corporate life of our clients. Our goal is to support and assist in-house counsel (if one exists) and to work closely with local counsel to achieve the clients’ desired results.

Our clients prize us for the depth of our knowledge, our personal attention to the details of their deals and our ability to work through seemingly endless and complicated issues to achieve the desired goals.

We Promise

  • To treat you with respect and courtesy.
  • To handle your legal matters competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession.
  • To exercise independent professional judgment on your behalf.
  • To charge a reasonable fee and to explain in advance how that fee will be computed and billed.
  • To return telephone calls and e-mails promptly.
  • To keep you informed and provide you with copies of important papers.
  • To respect your decision on the objectives to be pursued in your situation, as permitted by law and the rules of professional conduct.
  • To preserve the client confidences learned during our lawyer-client relationship.
  • To exhibit the highest degree of ethical conduct in accordance with the Code of Professional Responsibility.

 

 

Financial Institutions

A leader in compliance issues We are an established leader in handling significant and complex transactional and regulatory matters and ongoing compliance issues for commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions and trust companies, as well as their holding companies, affiliates and subsidiaries. Financi... [Read more]

Corporate and Securities

We counsel our clients on the best way to meet their capital needs, including if applicable, regulatory capital requirements. We help our clients raise capital through SEC-registered and private initial and follow-on offerings of common stock, senior and subordinated debt, convertible and preferred securities, a... [Read more]

Corporate Defense

We assist management with corporate defense planning, tactics and deployment. Corporate defense begins with a review of the company's organic corporate documents to make certain that they are advantageous to the company and its stockholders. We work annually with our public clients in preparing for their annual meeting... [Read more]

Employee Benefits and Compensation

Our attorneys have substantial expertise in advising public and private businesses and individuals in all aspects of qualified employee benefit plans for employees and non-qualified employee benefit plans for employees and directors, as well as executive compensation arrangements, often in conjunction ... [Read more]

Financial Services Regulatory Matters

Over 40 Years of Regulatory Experience Our attorneys have represented financial service companies before the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the financial regulatory division... [Read more]

Intellectual Property and Tax

Strategic Tax Advisors for Organizations and Individuals We serve as outside counsel to both public and private companies, and we represent individuals, estates, trusts and tax-exempt organizations. In this capacity we are involved in all aspects of our clients' business, including corporate structuring, finan... [Read more]

Mergers and Acquisitions

We have acted as counsel for both buyers and sellers in over 800 merger and acquisition transactions We represent our clients on the buy-side or on the sell-side of mergers and acquisitions and have represented a variety of companies on these transactions. In addition, we have represented independent members of... [Read more]

Mutual to Stock Conversions/Mutual Holding Companies

Reorganizations and IPOs We are one of the most experienced law firms in the country in mutual to stock conversions and mutual holding company transactions. Mutual to stock conversions are highly complex corporate reorganizations where a company which is "owned" by its depositors (if ... [Read more]

Start-Ups:
Private Finance/Venture Capital

Planning and Strategy We advise privately held companies on business entity choice and on the structure, negotiation and preparation of capital formation transactions. These decisions occur at every stage of a private company's lifecycle, from startup to maturity. Each financing is critical to t... [Read more]