Williams Mullen provides comprehensive legal services and innovative solutions to regional, national and international business clients. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 companies to family-owned private businesses. We have extensive experience with North Carolina Business & Corporate law and Virginia Corporate Law. As advisors and counselors, we offer clients diverse legal services focused on responsive and efficient problem solving.

Williams Mullen provides comprehensive legal services and innovative solutions to regional, national and international business clients. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 companies to family-owned private businesses. We have extensive experience with North Carolina Business & Corporate law and Virginia Corporate Law. As advisors and counselors, we offer clients diverse legal services focused on responsive and efficient problem solving. We know our clients' industries, which gives us a unique perspective in solving their business challenges. Our client base reflects the principal industries of corporate America, including banking and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, retail, computer software and technology, information technology, energy, investment banking, real estate, construction, health care, media and communications, transportation, food and beverage, franchises and utilities. We also specialize in the following areas:

Corporate Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Public Company Reporting & Governance
Private Equity

We pride ourselves on our ability to get deals done and to help clients sensibly manage legal and business risks. Working as a team enables us to effectively draw upon Williams Mullen resources in specialty areas when needed. Our goal is to provide timely, effective services as efficiently as possible.

Our business attorneys are particularly experienced in many practice areas, including the following:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Business combinations - Asset acquisitions, stock/equity acquisitions, nontaxable mergers
  • Business separations - Spin-offs, split-ups, stock redemptions, other divestitures
  • Leveraged and unleveraged financing of M&A activities

Entity and Strategic Planning

  • Selection, formation and structuring of appropriate business entities, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, trusts and proprietorships
  • Capital acquisition and formation activities
  • Formation and implementation of long-term business goals, objectives and strategies
  • Preservation of family wealth and succession planning advice

Commercial Transactions

  • Operating and capital lease transactions
  • Secured and unsecured commercial financing transactions
  • Consignment and other Uniform Commercial Code based transactions
  • Service, consulting and management agreements
  • Franchise transactions and relationships

Public Company Reporting & Governance

  • Advice to the board of directors regarding its fiduciary duties, including matters relating to conflicts of interest, independence, good faith and the exercise of due care
  • Counseling and advice on compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  • Shareholder derivative law suits
  • Periodic reports and proxy statements
  • Williams Act filings
  • Compliance with insider trading rules
  • Resales of restricted and control securities
  • Stock splits and dividends
  • Issuer repurchases of securities
  • Listing on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange and The Nasdaq Stock Market
  • Compliance and enforcement matters
  • Internal investigations

Corporate Finance

  • Tax-exempt financings
  • Public company reporting, governance and trading
  • Private Equity and venture capital financing

Owner Agreements and Disagreements

  • Shareholder, Partnership, Operating and Voting Agreements
  • Buy/Sell, Cross Purchase, Redemption and Split Dollar Funding Agreements
  • Shareholder dispute resolutions and “freezeouts”
  • Entity dissolutions and terminations

Executive Compensation

  • Employment and golden handcuff agreements
  • Qualified and Non-qualified Stock Incentive Plans
  • Non-Competition and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Deferred Compensation Agreements

Tax Analysis and Planning

Intellectual Property

Additional Services

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