Jones Walker LLP

Corporate/Commercial Department

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Jones Walker LLP corporate attorneys handle public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, takeover defense planning, corporate governance matters, proxy contests, executive compensation, general corporate matters, and compliance with federal and state securities laws and the rules of national securities exchanges and markets.

Our corporate attorneys serve as general counsel to many large private companies, providing advice in a variety of areas. We represent both majority and minority positions in shareholder disputes, and we represent both buyers and sellers of privately held companies of all sizes. We regularly advise our clients regarding organizational options, we have structured countless business enterprises, and we have assisted many companies and investors in venture capital and mezzanine financings.

We handle the full range of transactional work for certain private equity funds, including venture, leveraged buyout (LBO), accelerator, distressed debt, mezzanine, and industry-specific funds involving public and private companies. Our work has also included going-private transactions, acquisitions and dispositions of subsidiaries, various acquisitions of businesses from entrepreneurs, roll-ups of fragmented industries, sales of portfolio companies, and transactions effected in bankruptcy proceedings.