Corporate & Securities

Falcon Rappaport & Berkman LLP (FRB) has a history of guiding clients to beneficial outcomes by calling upon its team of seasoned counselors who have a wealth of experience in the areas of law that affect companies most. The Firm’s Corporate & Securities Group regularly represents start-ups, emerging and established companies, entrepreneurs, investors, family-offices and private investment funds. For this reason, FRB’s clients repeatedly entrust their most complex and important transactions to FRB. FRB’s corporate team provides innovative, insightful guidance across a full range of services, including:

  • New Company Formation: FRB’s dedicated, knowledgeable team advises on company formation and growth-stage matters ranging from incorporation, founders’ agreements, and venture financing to intellectual property, licensing, and beyond. When counseling clients on forming new companies, the FRB team has equal proficiency in advising serial innovators and first-time entrepreneurs.
  • Corporate Governance: FRB’s team acts as outside general counsel to start-ups, emerging companies, and established businesses by advising them on a wide array of matters, including review of a company’s legal structure, compliance and governance matters, and legal issues relating to their business operations. The rich knowledge of the regulatory landscape that FRB’s team brings enables it to resolve challenging issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Corporate Finance/Private Securities Offerings: FRB assists with private placements of equity and debt, so both issuers and investors look to us for assistance with complex equity and debt securities offerings. FRB’s practice applies insight into lower and middle-market acquisitions and venture capital deals to structure investments that lead to durable, mutually beneficial partnerships between investors, entrepreneurs and management teams.
  • Business and Corporate Taxation: FRB provides comprehensive guidance and strategic advice to businesses of all sizes regarding business and corporate taxation matters. This includes expertise in tax planning, compliance with federal, state, and local tax laws, as well as navigating the intricacies of tax credits, incentives, and deductions. Whether addressing tax implications in mergers and acquisitions, structuring tax-efficient transactions, or resolving tax disputes, FRB’s deep knowledge of corporate taxation ensures clients optimize their financial strategies while staying compliant with all relevant tax regulations.
  • Business Succession and Exit Planning: As part of, and in conjunction with FRB’s representation of companies, the FRB team counsels clients on business succession, buy-sell agreements among equity holders, and strategies for exiting their companies. FRB has developed a comprehensive approach to assist myriad small- and medium-sized companies.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A): FRB’s team has years of experience guiding lower and middle-market companies in a wide-variety of industries through mergers and acquisitions, including deal structure and tax considerations.
  • Private Investment Funds: No two investments are identical; fully aware of this, the FRB team invests significant time and effort into understanding both the objectives of each fund and the nature of the fund’s offering. FRB’s team shepherds sponsors and fund managers through the process of forming, structuring and operating private investment funds, and continues to provide guidance throughout the fund’s life cycle.
  • Corporate Compliance: With increased regulatory scrutiny and the potential for significant legal and financial consequences for noncompliance, corporate compliance has become an important practice area for FRB. This includes developing policies and procedures, training employees, conducting audits and investigations, and managing risk. FRB’s team works with companies to identify potential legal issues, create effective compliance programs, and navigate complex regulatory frameworks. for law firms.
  • Data Privacy: Data privacy has become a crucial legal practice area as technology advances and personal information becomes more valuable. FRB’s team provides services related to compliance with international, federal and state privacy regulations, risk management, and incident response planning With increasing regulations worldwide, FRB ensures its clients are up-to-date on legal developments and technology trends to effectively protect its data and mitigate risks.
  • Import/Export Compliance: Import/export compliance refers to the legal regulations and requirements that govern the movement of goods and services across borders. It is a complex and constantly evolving area of law that requires specialized knowledge and expertise. In this area assist FRB assists clients in navigating the maze of international trade regulations, including customs and trade law, export controls, sanctions, know your customer, anti-money laundering and other anti-bribery laws in order to minimize risks and ensure compliance with both domestic and foreign regulations.
  • Government Contracts: Government contract review is a specialized area of legal practice that involves advising clients on the complex regulatory framework governing government contracts. The practice area involves review and negotiation of contracts, compliance with procurement regulations and guidance, bid protests, disputes resolution, and investigations. FRB has assisted clients understand the requirements of the applicable Federal and State procurement laws, negotiate favorable contract terms, and successfully negotiate bid protests and other disputes.
  • Not-for-profit Corporations: From charitable, education, healthcare and social service, FRB’s team has years of experience guiding not-for-profit corporations in a wide array of matters including legal structure and formation, compliance and governance matters, state and local filings and managing legal issues relating to their business operations.
  • Government Compliance and Regulations: FRB has assisted clients on a wide range of legal issues related to government compliance and regulations, including antitrust, data privacy, environmental law, and securities regulation. In addition to advising clients on compliance with government regulations at the federal, state, and local levels, our team has helped navigate these complex regulatory frameworks in a variety of industries.

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