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For the Privatus Client

Zealous Representation | Compassion | Excellence

General Counsel Services

Providing general counsel services tailored to each client's needs.  As outside general counsel, coordinating and overseeing, among other things:

  • Contract draftings, review and negotiation

  • Executive Issues

  • Governance

  • Employment and human resource matters

  • Mergers and acquisitions (support and implementation)

  • Supervision or evaluation of local or special counsel

  • Special projects

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Corporate Services

Our business attorneys in Washington DC, New York, and Detroit deliver customized client functions involving business support services, based on specialized knowledge, best practices and firm technology to deliver client objectives.  Experienced in working closely with various corporate departments including:

  • Board member offices

  • C-suite offices

  • Finance

  • Human resources

  • Sales

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Strategic Consulting

We work with clients to achieve niche objectives that have an important impact on the client's growth, profitability, market positioning or service offerings.

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Risk Management

We offer an efficient and harmonized approach for mitigating complex risks, allowing resources to be strategically allocated based on unique weighted approaches to each client. Our business attorneys in Washington DC and our offices across the US have worked with clients to mitigate legal and regulatory risks in the following areas: 

  • Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery

  • Corporate Governance

  • Health Care

  • Privacy & Cybersecurity

  • Intellectual Property

  • Regulatory Compliance

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Cross-Border Transactions

We routinely represent U.S. and non-U.S. clients who need full-service representation throughout the lifecycle of the transaction. Our international business attorneys in Washington DC and our other offices counsel clients on all types of cross-border business relationships and agreements including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Joint ventures

  • Restructurings

  • Project financing

  • Agencies and distributorships

  • Public and private tenders

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Business Diligence

As an extension to our General Counsel mantra, our corporate, litigation, and IP lawyers in Washington DC, New York, and Detroit work closely with our clients to vet and analyze business development opportunities through the following early-stage services:​

  • Investigations and research of potential targets and stakeholders

  • Pre-transaction due diligence

  • Negotiation of preliminary engagement documents

  • Deal negotiation


Start-Up Assistance and Growth

We offer the support necessary to launch and grow startup companies, protect their ideas and realize their business objectives. Our M&A lawyers in Washington DC and our other locations offer guidance to emerging companies, which include:

  • Business formation and structure

  • Financing, including identifying investors

  • Intellectual property - patents, trademarks and copyrights

  • Labor and employment issues

  • Contracts and agreements

  • Real estate

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions


Wealth and Asset Protection

We communicate tailored advice necessary to identify sources of potential risk in the current structure of your business and financial affairs, and suggesting strategies to manage risk, protect assets and preserve wealth.

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Finance (Conventional and Shari'ah Compliant)

We help corporations, banks, sponsors, investment funds, and other investors successfully execute conventional and shari’ah-compliant transactions across the Middle East, the United States, and other jurisdictions.  

We can develop, document, and negotiate a full spectrum of conventional financial products along with all of the most common shari'ah-compliant structures, including murabaha, mudaraba, ijara, wakala, musharaka, and istithmar — whether on a standalone basis, or in combination with other products.

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Our experience and hands-on approach enables our clients to rely on us for virtually all of their legal needs ranging from straightforward transactions to complex, multifaceted matters in various industries. Whether our clients are providing medical services, launching a new technology platform, or just seeking to be compliant with laws and regulations, our knowledge and know-how will provide effective guidance to achieve the client’s objectives.

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