Corporate

Leech Tishman’s Corporate Practice Group is considered the core of our firm. We pride ourselves on long-term trusted client relationships built on a strong track record of success and our efforts to consistently provide clients with responsiveness, good judgment, and practical solutions to complex problems.

Lawyers in our Corporate Practice Group have a solid understanding of the legal challenges posed by the commercial and regulatory environments in which businesses must operate and compete. Often serving as outside counsel, we have assisted large multi-national companies with a wide range of legal matters. For smaller companies, start-ups, and entrepreneurs, we have also served as outside general counsel throughout the entire business life cycle.

With experience in a variety of industries, our lawyers are focused on nurturing their clients’ businesses through every stage of representation.  Some of these industries include banking, alternative investments, and insurance. Others are architecture, automotive, consumer products and services, construction, engineering, environmental/energy, government, healthcare, hospitality, machinery/equipment leasing, manufacturing, media, mining, professional services/consulting, real estate, retail, Shariah transactions, sustainable/green businesses, sports and entertainment, technology/emerging companies, telecommunications and utilities.

Leech Tishman has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as a Tier 2 firm in the “Corporate Law” category in Pittsburgh.

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Our Corporate Practice Group handles matters ranging from business formation, entity selection, and financing through to succession planning.  Our experience spans the following topics:

  • Assistance with Investment Strategies and Risk Management
  • Business Formation and Entity Selection
      • Structuring, Negotiation and Documentation for:
        • Corporations
        • Limited Liability Companies
        • Partnerships (General and Limited)
        • Joint Ventures
        • Matters Relating to Equity and Debt
  • Capital Structuring/Restructuring
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Joint Ventures
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Investments
      • Structuring, Negotiation and Documentation for:
        • Private Placements
        • Venture Capital Financing
        • Mezzanine Financing
        • Private Equity Investments
        • Hedge Funds
        • Commodity Funds
        • Real Estate Funds
        • Collateralized Debt Obligations
      • Assistance with Investment Strategies and Risk Management
  • Intellectual Property Transactions
      • Patents
      • Trademarks
      • Copyrights
      • Trade Secrets
      • Unfair Competition
      • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Due Diligence
  • Corporate Governance, Compliance and Policy Drafting
      • Structure and Administration
      • Qualifications
      • Licensing
      • Insurance Contracting and Claims
      • International Planning and Corporate Structure for U.S. Domiciled Corporations
      • Labor and Employee Benefits
  • Commercial Contracts
      • Review, Negotiation and Drafting of Standard and Complex Contracts and Documents
      • Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Infrastructure and Industrial Commodities
      • International Sourcing of Material
      • UCC Transactions
  • International Project Work/Manufacturing
      • Negotiation and Drafting of Contracts and Documents
      • Dispute Resolution
      • Strategic Planning, Formation and Structure for Subsidiaries, Branches and Joint Ventures
  • Financing Transactions
      • Borrower/Lender Financing
      • Structured Financing
  • Securities Law including Issuance, Reporting and Compliance
      • Preparation and Filing of Registration Statements, Listing Applications and Prospectus Supplements for Securities Issuances
      • Due Diligence
      • Term Negotiation
      • Securities and Exchange Commission Reporting
  • Technology Licensing and Development
      • Negotiation and Drafting for Technology Transfers
      • Preparation of Software Escrow Agreements
      • Licensing
  • Franchising