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Business Law

Experienced business counsel can provide business owners with strategic legal insight when pursuing opportunities, all with an eye on minimizing risk and creating a competitive advantage. Foster Swift’s business attorneys gives companies access to a team of lawyers dedicated to understanding our client's needs, helping businesses reach their goals, and responding to any legal needs that arise.

Our business law services cover a wide range of areas, providing extensive experience in representing businesses of all sizes, from small startups to large corporations, across a vast range of industries including:

  • Corporate law
  • Entity selection
  • Mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances
  • Employment law
  • Succession planning
  • International trade
  • Intellectual property
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Federal and state tax law
  • SEC reporting requirements, executive compensation issues, disclosure issues and general corporate governance matters
  • Contract preparation, review and negotiation

Overall, our clients are provided with the legal guidance and support they need to navigate the complex legal landscape and achieve their business objectives.

SUCCESSFUL REPRESENTATIONS

  • A publicly-traded company hired Foster Swift to handle two registered secondary offerings involving an aggregate offering price of approximately $18 million.
  • A growing manufacturing company retained Foster Swift to design, develop and implement a multi-state, multi-industry acquisition strategy which to date has successfully acquired three companies in three states with a combined value of $35 million.
  • A business client needed help with the formation of a bank holding company and state chartered bank.  Our attorneys handled these matters together with private placement offerings of $8.5 million and $3.3 million of common stock.
  • An issuer needed counsel on a going-private transaction. On its behalf, Foster Swift managed the going-private transaction and a $10 million trust preferred securities offering.
  • A multi-national insurance holding company hired Foster Swift.  We helped the entity restructure and reorganize.
  • A state-chartered bank wanted to acquire multiple branch locations and needed counsel.  It hired Foster Swift, and the deals were done.
  • A publicly-traded bank holding company hired Foster Swift and completed a registered purchase of a bank holding company.
  • Various purchasers hired us to handle a $3.2 million insurance agency acquisition and, separately, the $6.5 million acquisition of oil and gas equipment.
  • Various sellers hired Foster Swift for a $42 million sale of an original equipment manufacturer and, separately, a $9.3 million sale of an engineering firm.

We know that the success of your business depends on your ability to adapt as you grow. We want to provide proactive legal insight so you can remain focused on what you do best.

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How Mich. Supreme Court Decision May Affect Contract Drafting Between Suppliers and Buyers?
How Mich. Supreme Court Decision May Affect Contract Drafting Between Suppliers and Buyers?
Learn the Basics of Women Owned Small Business Certification
Learn the Basics of Women Owned Small Business Certification
Concerns and Obligations for Businesses Under the Corporate Transparency Act
Concerns and Obligations for Businesses Under the Corporate Transparency Act
How Will the CTA Affect Your Business?
How Will the CTA Affect Your Business?
What Businesses Need to Know About the MTA
What Businesses Need to Know About the MTA
What AI Legal Issues Can Impact Your Business?
What AI Legal Issues Can Impact Your Business?
Why Trademarks Can Be One of Your Most Valuable Assets
Why Trademarks Can Be One of Your Most Valuable Assets
Key Considerations For Selling A Business
Key Considerations For Selling A Business
Closing 2022 with Year-End Best Practices for Businesses
Closing 2022 with Year-End Best Practices for Businesses
Implications of FTC's Noncompete Ban for Employers
Implications of FTC's Noncompete Ban for Employers

Business

Key Considerations When Buying a Business
Key Considerations When Buying a Business
Foster Swift Deal Team Intro
Foster Swift Deal Team Intro
Key Considerations When Selling a Business
Key Considerations When Selling a Business

Legal Strategies for the Michigan Farmer

The Corporate Transparency Act and You
The Corporate Transparency Act and You
Entity Selection
Entity Selection
The Value-Add Component of Auctions
The Value-Add Component of Auctions

Legal Strategies for Women Leaders

Why Selecting the Right Legal Counsel is Essential to Your Business
Why Selecting the Right Legal Counsel is Essential to Your Business
Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification: Process, Requirements and Benefits
Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification: Process, Requirements and Benefits
2024 AI Legal Strategies and Predictions
2024 AI Legal Strategies and Predictions
Protecting Your Business and Assets when the Marriage Fails
Protecting Your Business and Assets when the Marriage Fails
What Do I Do if My Business Gets Sued
What Do I Do if My Business Gets Sued
Learn Executive Compensation Options & Negotiation
Learn Executive Compensation Options & Negotiation
What Can My Business Contribute to a Campaign?
What Can My Business Contribute to a Campaign?

Preventative Law

Preventative Law with Bryan Cermak - Why It's Important
Preventative Law with Bryan Cermak - Why It's Important
Being Proactive in Your Business' Future
Being Proactive in Your Business' Future

Small Business Resources

Vendor Management
Vendor Management