Corporate Formation & Planning; Business Transactions

The Firm assists clients with the formation and organization of all types of business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships, and family entities. The Firm represents closely held businesses in a wide variety of industries and sectors. In addition to counseling entrepreneurs and family businesses in their formation and growth stages, the Firm advises operating entities operating nationally, regionally, and locally. The Firm has represented, and continues to represent, closely held businesses, which have grown from very small, entrepreneurial businesses, to companies with substantial revenues and companies who have gone public. The Firm also represents publicly traded companies as local and regional counsel. With respect to the operation of the business, the Firm assists in developing strategic options to maximize owner value and minimize company risk. As clients' businesses mature, the Firm is able address ongoing needs. Clients are able to involve the Firm in a wide variety of legal concerns, including acquisitions; real estate leases; purchases and sales; expansions; employment issues; information and technology matters; and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Representative Experience:
General counsel for Harveys Casino Resorts (formerly NYSE-HVY).

Lead counsel on numerous mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of all sizes.

General counsel to varied businesses including retail, construction, oil and gas exploration, hedge funds, banking, manufacturing, entertainment, resort and ski industry and investment entities.

General formation and planning for entrepreneurial clients, ranging from individuals and family entities to large going concerns.

Lead counsel for venture capital investors and corporate borrowers in negotiation and documentation of broad spectrum of borrowing transactions.

Perform management functions for business entity clients.

Practicing Lawyers:

Kenneth R. Jillson Jr.
Jamie L. Walker