Overview

With one of the strongest benches of corporate finance attorneys in the Midwest, Stinson provides a broad range of corporate finance-related services to both private and publicly held companies and investment firms. We also routinely work with Wall Street investment banks and on the opposing side of Wall Street law firms.

Our significant transaction flow ensures that our attorneys, both partners and associates, have experience and training comparable to those of Wall Street firms. With 13 offices across the U.S., we are able to staff transactions in an efficient and cost-effective manner while providing sophisticated legal solutions.

Public Companies, Securities & Capital Markets

Our attorneys advise public companies on SEC compliance matters and capital markets transactions. We monitor our clients' strategic initiatives and goals, industry trends and the SEC filings of their competitors. As a result, legal advice is not given in a vacuum, but rather is delivered in a business- and industry-specific context and is focused on providing results and proactive problem-solving. Learn more.

Governance, Risk & Compliance

Our attorneys advise public companies in connection with key corporate governance matters, including threats from shareholder activists and takeover defense.

We assist clients in managing, identifying and prioritizing their legal, compliance and fraud risks in practical and effective ways. Attorneys work collaboratively with organizations to design, implement and assess programs to prevent, detect, remediate and mitigate violations of law or regulations, as well as misconduct that costs organizations money. We also develop enterprise-wide programs that cover the range of clients' legal and fraud risks, as well as specific programs that focus on particular legal requirements, such as antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, government contracting, government ethics rules and regulations, privacy, records retention and information governance, immigration, intellectual property, health care fraud prevention, environmental, election law and campaign finance, occupational safety and securities law. Learn more.

Investment Management

Stinson attorneys counsel clients on a variety of complex and multifaceted investment management issues. We handle ERISA, tax, employment counseling, litigation and regulatory enforcement matters related to investment management. We also have significant experience representing clients in the acquisition of financial and professional services companies, and advising clients through the often delicate client retention and employee compensation and retention issues necessary to make such transactions successful. Additionally, we advise family offices on all aspects of their formation, operations, governance and compliance matters. Learn more.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our Mergers & Acquisitions team has decades of transactional experience representing key participants in M&A transactions. Stinson M&A attorneys can assist on any aspect of a transaction, including due diligence, negotiations, documentation, SEC compliance and other key deal phases. Our experience is extensive and we have represented clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in transactions of various sizes. Learn more.

Private Equity

From representing clients in connection with multibillion-dollar acquisition and investment transactions to structuring complex tax-efficient investment vehicles, Stinson's Private Equity practice understands the nuances involved in complex private equity transactions across a wide range of industries. Our attorneys advise clients in connection with leveraged buyouts (LBOs), control and minority position investments, co-investments, acquisition-related debt financings and fund formation and compliance. We also serve as outside general counsel to private equity fund portfolio companies and advise institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity funds, including negotiating side letter arrangements. Learn more.

Structured Finance & Securitization

Stinson attorneys advise clients with respect to all issues that arise in structuring an asset securitizations transaction, including addressing securities, corporate, real estate, tax (REMIC, FASIT and debt) and ERISA law issues as well as related regulatory and compliance matters. Collectively, our attorneys have been involved in hundreds of securitizations total hundreds of billions of dollars. Our experience includes term securitizations, revolving asset-backed commercial paper conduit securitizations, and the securitization of residual interests as net-interest-margin securities. Learn more.

Venture Capital & Emerging Companies

Stinson's Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice provides efficient and cost-effective legal representation of venture capital firms and other investors making strategic investments in emerging growth companies. Our attorneys have conducted hundreds of venture capital investment transactions, thus providing the insight needed to effectively address business drivers, trends, uncertainties and risks across a broad array of industries. While our attorneys have experience in multiple market sectors, we focus our efforts in the areas of manufacturing, animal health, health care and medical devices, bioscience technology, life science technology, nanotechnology, software and computer technology, and renewable energy. Learn more.


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