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Making the most of business opportunities is the very essence of running a successful company. For business owners and corporate executives, the importance of having a trust-based relationship with a law firm that can assist them in meeting their strategic objectives cannot be overstated. 

The attorneys in the Corporate Department at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis are focused on building long-term relationships by providing practical and efficient solution-oriented representation. Our sophisticated knowledge of both the big picture issues and the fine point details of business dealings here in New Jersey is among our key competencies.

The firm’s Corporate Department has a diverse client base that ranges from individuals and emerging entrepreneurs to established middle market companies and family-owned operations. The practice also includes larger regional and national corporations, both public and private. Regardless of size, our work process incorporates gaining an understanding of each client’s unique business and financial circumstances, their immediate needs, and their long-range goals – and then customizing our representation to meet that profile.

Our corporate attorneys advise companies in all phases of the business life cycle across an expansive range of industries, including manufacturing, food and beverage, sports, entertainment, retail, automotive dealerships, real estate, transportation, alternative energy, health and medical care, banking and finance. We have particular strength and experience in serving as outside general counsel to small and mid-market companies who lack an in-house legal resource, as well as in the specialized area of franchise law.

We serve as general business counsel, keeping our clients apprised of changes in the law, how those changes may impact their business, and what actions may be required. We place a strong focus on strategic business planning and preventative counseling, including business and operational audits to determine potential opportunities and identify trouble spots and areas of concern. We provide guidance on regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues, including SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and the fiduciary responsibilities of officers and directors. We advise on the legal implications of various strategic alternatives such as joint ventures and strategic alliances, as well as financing options including private equity, venture capital and real estate and asset-based financing.

Our mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice involves the representation of both buyers and sellers of businesses, for the most part in the mid-market. Clients in this area include a cross-section of closely held businesses, including family-owned companies and those that are private equity backed, and virtually every other type of non-public ownership. Transactions include both strategic and financial buyers, typically with valuations of up to $125 million. Our M&A attorneys have extensive experience in all phases of transactions, from the initial marketing efforts, through the letter of intent, due diligence, purchase agreement, financing and closing, as well as the many agreements and negotiations that are ancillary to the main transaction. The team frequently deals with the more challenging aspects of M&A such as working capital adjustments, earnouts and rollover equity, and have developed close working relationships with accountants, investment bankers and other professionals who are part of successful M&A deals. The firm is also experienced in representing clients in mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures involving hospitals, healthcare systems, independent physicians and group practices.

We take a detail-driven approach, and bring strong and effective negotiation and drafting skills, to our representation of clients in corporate transactions of all types. Our depth in the practice of corporate law is further enhanced by the firm’s strengths in real estate, environmental law, tax issues and commercial litigation.  Our transactional experience includes:

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Of Note

"Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is a well-established New Jersey firm with a solid corporate team. It demonstrates particular strength in real estate-related transactions and also provides advice on corporate finance and M&A. The team represents clients in the automotive and healthcare industries, among others."

- 2023 edition of Chambers USA (a publication of Chambers and Partners) Practice Review

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