Gorman & Miller’s corporate group handles most types of commercial and business transactions. Its lawyers have represented businesses of all sizes and stages, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Its clients range from small, California-based companies to multinational corporations. The department’s practice is primarily transaction-oriented. It has particularly strong expertise in handling the legal issues facing high technology companies. In addition, the department provides general business planning, and counsels individuals and firms with respect to shareholder agreements, executive compensation, limited liability companies and general corporate matters.
Our corporate department takes special care to be cost-effective. Unlike many large firms, it does not overstaff projects with junior lawyers with little experience. As a result, its lawyers handle matter quickly and economically.
Recent transactions include the representation of a large Chinese company in a successful $20 million stock offering, representation of the selling stockholder in a multi-million dollar stock sale in a privately-held corporation, negotiation and preparation of intellectual property licenses, preparation of product distribution agreements, representation of a Silicon Valley high technology company in the closing of a preferred stock financing, corporate asset sales, and the successful reorganization/merger of a California-based corporation. In addition, we frequently advise clients on the potential sale and acquisition of foreign and domestic corporations.
The law firm also has considerable expertise in handling federal and state government procurement and government contract matters for companies that act as manufacturers and suppliers of commercial items, defense articles, and technical data (including Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations).
Gorman & Miller attorneys have assisted with:
- Obtaining export licenses for high technology equipment and technical data;
- Negotiating with Department of Commerce and Department of State export licensing authorities to resolve outstanding issues relating to commercial and International Traffic and Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) export approvals; and
- Avoiding export compliance problems and resolving disputes related thereto with United States customs officials.
Gorman & Miller attorneys have also advised defense contractors on various aspects of foreign military sales (“FMS”) transactions and FMS-financed commercial contracts for purchase of defense articles by foreign customers directly from United States companies.
The corporate legal group offers part-time, general counsel services to hi-tech companies for a fixed monthly fee.