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Corporate and Commercial Clients
The Firm enjoys extensive experience in both corporate and real estate finance, including acquisition and disposition of improved properties, acquisition, recapitalization mergers and reorganization of various forms of business entities, including corporations partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies and employment law. Additional areas of experience include regulatory compliance of securities in both state and federal venues as well as business combination and competition (antitrust) compliance as regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, the Firm has litigation experience in support of the foregoing areas of law that compliments it’s practice.
Your matters, more often than not, tend to be complex and potentially confusing, which is why it is not advisable to try to take care of such matters without a professional. To ensure your best interests are secure, you will require someone who is not merely a knowledgeable corporate lawyer in the academic sense, but one who has a wealth of experience working as an attorney in this field. The Firm has the knowledge and the experience necessary to navigate the complicated nature of this area of law.
With a proven track record and the intensive kind of attention to detail that is crucial to these legal issues, you can be sure that your matter will be taken care of properly. We always begin with a consultation which allows you to get to know us and for us to become familiar with every detail pertaining to your unique situation so that nothing gets overlooked.
Its offices are located in Leawood, Kansas, a suburb of the Kansas City metropolitan area and its attorneys maintain licenses in Kansas and in Missouri. The Firm has consummated significant commercial transactions (with local support) in a wide-ranging geographic area including Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, New York, Indiana, Colorado, Ontario, Canada, the United Kingdom and Sweden.
Please look at the area most descriptive of what types of matters we have handled for others like you to determine whether you believe our experience and expertise will suit your immediate need and purpose. If so, we welcome your call to arrange for an initial conference.
Banking and Commercial Law
The Firm has extensive experience in drafting and enforcing documents for creditors of all types including those governed by the Uniform Commercial Code in the United States and has advised non-U.S. creditors in creation and perfection of security interests in various types of collateral in cross-border loans.
The Firm has expertise in a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters. We have actively participated in innovative cross-border and domestic equipment leasing transactions designed to achieve fiscal and accounting efficiencies for our clients. We have excellent relations with various governmental and regulatory agencies and with highly qualified law firms in other jurisdictions. These relationships allow us to access the resources necessary to produce timely and effective results for our clients.
Our practice covers the full spectrum of business services, including:
- Commercial agreements and documentation;
- Establishment of new business, incorporations, partnerships and joint ventures;
- Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses;
- Public and private financings;
- Corporate governance;
- Outsourcing and commercial leases;
- Business advisory services;
- Licensing and franchising;
- Labor and employment.
Commercial Real Estate
Our Commercial Real Estate practice is highly regarded for its expertise. We have extensive experience in transactions involving the acquisition, syndication, disposition, financing, construction and development of significant complex properties and portfolios of properties, very often in jurisdictions across the United States.
Real estate work in which we have been involved includes:
- Acting for vendors and purchasers on the acquisition, financing, refinancing and disposition of office buildings, shopping centers, industrial buildings, syndication and development properties throughout the United States;
- Acting for owners and developers in the development, construction, lease-up and operation of significant commercial, public sector and mixed-use projects;
- Acting on sale-leaseback transactions and other similar transactions for significant properties; and
- Acting on the negotiation and drafting of complex real estate contracts.
We have acted for:
- U.S. real estate companies and investment vehicles;
- U.S. and international financial institutions and insurance companies;
- Investment banks;
- Syndicators of Improved Properties.
Mr. Perry, who leads the firm, has held an “AV” rating (highest available) from Martindale Hubbell for over 34 years and in 2008 was listed the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers in the United States.
Mergers & Acquisitons
This Firms merger & acquisitions practice has spanned several business sectors in the U.S. and includes representation in transactions of varying size. It has included large, complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions where we provided and/or oversaw sophisticated corporate, securities, tax, capital markets, antitrust, and real estate. It also includes many transactions which are small in comparison, but are also often extremely complex and require significant expertise.
We have represented acquirers and targets in negotiated/friendly transactions, including management buy-outs (MBOs). We also have market-leading experience in hostile bid transactions and one within which a challenge from the Federal Trade Commission was experienced and forcibly resolved.
Our reach extends well beyond our borders, having been engaged in matters for our clients throughout the world, acting in M&A transactions spanning numerous jurisdictions.
The experience of the Firm over the years has permitted the Firm to gain expertise in areas often reserved for the largest firms and permits us to share that expertise in a more economical setting by hiring expertise needed beyond our own without ongoing additional overhead required to sustain it.
The work history of the Firm has produced working relationships with many experienced attorneys highly specialized in narrow disciplines throughout the U.S. and in Europe that are available to the Firm to help address and resolve some of the more unique issues that can be, but are not always presented during the course of a transaction in the nature of those that the Firm handles as a matter of course. That aspect permits an hourly rate for the bulk of the work involved that is extremely competitive in today’s market and legal services of the type described, while maintaining an ability to cover a very broad range of problems including those not often seen, but requiring experience in handling when encountered.