Crowe & Dunlevy has a well-established and diverse business practice with a long-standing history of representation of public and private companies in all aspects of corporate and securities matters. Our lawyers and firm enjoys a reputation as one of the leading firms in corporate and securities law in the State of Oklahoma. The Corporate and Securities Practice of the Firm involves a broad business practice ranging from complex and sophisticated transactional work to institutional practice involving day-to-day corporate counseling and assistance to companies and business owners. Our client base is diverse, including small entrepreneurial businesses as well as large publicly held corporations, and ranges from well-established companies to new start-up ventures. We serve in the role of general outside counsel to many business clients.
The Crowe and Dunlevy Law Firm has extensive experience in the formation and operation of all forms of businesses, including limited liability companies, corporations, joint ventures and general and limited partnerships, as well as matters involving franchising, licensing and technology, changes in control, and negotiating and drafting basic business agreements such as shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, option agreements, employment and consulting contracts. We assist business clients in tax planning, ownership transfer matters, corporate and partnership reorganizations, corporate restructurings and recapitalizations, going private transactions, exchange offers and dissolutions and liquidations.
Our lawyers' extensive experience in the acquisitions, disposition and consolidation of businesses, including mergers, consolidations, leveraged buyouts, stock and asset purchases and sales and divestitures, as well as the sale or combination of publicly and privately held companies. The Firm also provides counseling to businesses on defensive takeover measures and assists business owners and management in evaluating and responding to extraordinary corporate transactions.
We have significant representations of issuers and investors in securities matters, in raising capital through initial public or secondary offerings and in private placements of equity and debt securities. The Firm also provides assistance to publicly held clients in stockholder relations, regulatory reporting, compliance and enforcement matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance. We deal regularly with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Oklahoma Department of Securities and the securities regulatory authorities of other states.
Crowe and Dunlevy lawyers are particularly experienced for the unique needs, opportunities and challenges of small start-up companies. Because of the nature of these clients the need for quality legal counsel is greater in a growth situation than in any other. We marshal internal and external resources to assist small start-up and small- to medium-sized established companies to position themselves for the best competitive advantage in their particular marketplace.
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