M&W’s Corporate and Transactional Department provides comprehensive services for both publicly and closely held businesses in manufacturing, service and other industries. We represent clients looking to start a business and established companies looking to grow throughout the United States as well as internationally. The corporate practice area of the firm touches on all aspects of corporate law including corporate formation and planning, choice of entity, preparation of proxy materials and corporate governance advice. We also assist companies with mergers and acquisitions, including associated due diligence; subsidiary formation and management; the transfer of assets (including IP) across affiliated entities, and corporate exit strategies.
Our attorneys have expertise with commercial transactions essential to our corporate clients, such as master purchase and services agreements; strategic alliances, joint ventures, and corporate partnering arrangements; distribution and reseller agreements, corporate formation matters; stock option plans; and standard contract review and negotiation. Unlike other firms, we also provide expertise with technology related transactions essential to our clients, including complex licensing of systems, software, content and IP; IT and network outsourcing, vendor selection and service level agreements; cloud services and outsourced platform services. We understand the unique challenges for small to mid-size businesses, including the need to grow their business, scale up their infrastructure and business lines, expand their presence, and evolve their operations, risk mitigation strategies and protections. M&W is well positioned to offer the kind of tailored, business-centric advice that companies in emerging and growth sectors require.
We also handle related transactions such as IP licenses and transfers; service agreements; and commercial contracts for the development, testing, manufacture, marketing, and sale of technology products and services. We collaborate with our clients during the structuring and negotiation of their sourcing relationships in order to develop a customized and flexible contract structure designed to meet their objectives and then adapt as those objectives evolve.
Finally, we are experienced with a variety of other corporate agreements, policies and day-to-day business activities including: