Robinson & Cole's corporate lawyers provide a wide range of commercial and business advice to clients, ranging from start-up businesses to large public companies. We work both as outside "preferred counsel" to companies without an in-house legal staff and as a partner with in-house general counsel and legal staff. We strive to bring a constructive and imaginative outlook to business transactions, believing that clients require solutions, not just legal analyses of their problems. We regularly work with clients who have diverse needs and budgets. We know how to accommodate simple transactions efficiently as well as those that require a significant degree of sophisticated talent.
Our corporate lawyers regularly handle mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, and debt and equity financings for public and private companies. Our work ranges from representing software companies in early round venture capital financings to representing multinational corporations in connection with multinational acquisitions.
In addition to transactional representation, we provide ongoing corporate and commercial law counseling to a substantial number of U.S. and foreign-based clients. Issues involve incorporation and formation of other business entities, corporate governance, compensation, recapitalization, and the structure and terms of contracts for the sale and distribution of products and services, including distribution agreements, agency relationships, requirements contracts, technology licenses, manufacturing agreements, and supply contracts. This includes advice with respect to the application of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), creditors' rights, antitrust and trade regulation compliance, international sales conventions, and protection of trade secrets, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights.