& Securities

Whether you are organizing and forming a new company, developing a strategy for identifying investors and exploring financing options, negotiating reliable contracts, or enforcing your company’s contractual rights, Brown Fox attorneys have the expertise to help you achieve your business objectives.

Early-Stage Strategic Planning

Our attorneys represent and counsel entrepreneurs and management teams during the critical period of organization and formation. Prior to launching a new business, we advise our clients on such matters as: business entity selection and planning; drafting business plans with a focus on investor expectations; drafting business formation agreements, including operating agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, and partnership agreements; planning for employees; and protecting intellectual property rights. In addition, we counsel our clients through the various financing options for the business, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Financing the Business

Our attorneys have extensive experience with private equity and debt financing transactions. Whether financing comes from the founders and their families, angel investors, venture capital firms or public offerings, Brown Fox can help you select the best option for your company, structure the transaction, and draft the documents that will consummate the investment.

We work directly with our clients at each stage of the offering process, including drafting or reviewing organizational documents and agreements, performing due diligence, structuring the offering, preparing the private placement memorandum and other subscription documents, and make the necessary SEC and state law filings.

Contract Formation, Negotiation, and Enforcement

Our attorneys specialize in contract formation and negotiation. We assist our clients in drafting and reviewing contracts and analyzing the resulting legal ramifications. Some of the agreements we handle include: stock sales, asset sales and other transfers of ownership; business formation agreements; vendor and customer contracts; and employment agreements of all types, including handbooks, policies, consulting contracts, non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-solicitation agreements and non-disparagement agreements.

We also aggressively enforce our clients’ contractual rights in and out of the courtroom. Our litigation expertise includes contract disputes of all types, including breach of contract, fraud, fraud in the inducement, shareholder derivative suits, partnership accountings, deceptive trade practices, unfair competition and many other types of contract litigation.