Corporate Law

Gray Reed & McGraw's Corporate/Business Organizations group assists clients in almost every aspect of their business-from formation through restructuring. We assist clients in choosing the proper business organization for their needs based on the client's preferred governance arrangements, ownership interests, funding strategies and tax treatment. We have assisted clients with formations of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, business trusts and other common law associations in jurisdictions both within and outside of the United States.

Our attorneys are involved on a daily basis in transactions involving the structuring of ownership and management rights in business organizations. We take pride in helping our international clients navigate the complex web of local, state, federal and transnational statutes and regulations that affect their structure and operation.

We have represented start-ups, early-stage companies, emerging growth companies and mature companies in structuring, negotiating and closing all forms of financings, ranging from seed and first round venture financings, to later stage investments. Our attorneys have extensive experience advising public and private companies with respect to a full range of M&A transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, mergers, recapitalizations, going private transactions, and strategic alliances. In fact, the Houston Business Journal named the firm one of the top M&A law firms in Houston in 2013.

Our attorneys truly have global experience in business transactions-having assisted clients participating in transactions throughout the United States, the rest of North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Australia and Asia. Often, the firm serves as general counsel for clients that do not have a general counsel actively participating in the project.

Our attorneys also make their wide-ranging industry experience available to clients as part of our assistance. We have engaged in transactions in many of the most active areas of industry, including:  oil and gas, light and heavy manufacturing, alternative energy production, product distribution, "green" services, banking, healthcare, and e-commerce. We have assisted clients in these and many other industries with the formation and capitalization of their businesses, the structuring of their ownership and management rights and duties, the acquisition and divestiture of additional businesses and assets-including from both a financial and a strategic point of view.

Moreover, members of our Corporate/Business Organizations group draw upon the expertise from our attorneys who practice in taxation, real estate, trademarks, employment law, securities and healthcare to assist in facilitating our clients' business.

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