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Ausley McMullen is experienced in advising business clients on a broad range of issues from general corporate advice to forming business entities, mergers and acquisitions, secured transactions, tax, and financings.

Formation, Restructuring, and Reorganization

Ausley McMullen’s Corporate team strives to help clients achieve their tax and business goals by structuring relationships through the creation of general, limited, and limited liability partnerships, limited liability corporations, “C”-corporations and “S”-corporations. The team also has experience with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) and tax-exempt organizations. Attorneys on the team also assist with development of the capital structure and appropriate governance agreements. They understand that every business is unique, so they will take the time to learn about your objectives in order to design a business entity that is tailored to your specific needs.

Attorneys on the Corporate team counsel clients regarding a wide variety of commercial transactions and business relationships. The Corporate team has experience with the purchase or sale of businesses, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, restructuring, and other corporate reorganizations. They can also assist you in structuring joint ventures and partnerships. Attorneys advise on the appropriate structure for each transaction and handle each from the negotiation stage through closing.

General Corporate Advice

The corporate attorneys advise clients on all aspects of their business operations. They assist with equipment leases and purchases, software licensing, vendor contracts, employment and consulting contracts, confidentiality agreements, non-compete covenants, leases and other types of contracts. The Corporate team works closely with attorneys on related teams such as Real Estate and Lending, Intellectual Property, Tax, and Employment Law to meet all your business needs.

Corporate Governance

Ausley McMullen helps new and established businesses with their corporate governance and internal agreements. The corporate attorneys design governance arrangements, including shareholder agreements, operating agreements, executive compensation arrangements, employment agreements, and deferred compensation plans. They also review existing corporate governance arrangements to ensure use of best practices.

Corporate Compliance

Attorneys on the Corporate team counsel clients on compliance with regulatory issues ranging from antitrust to health care fraud and abuse, and privacy statutes. They provide clients opinions on the legality and consequences of corporate transactions and financing under Florida’s Uniform Commercial Code and other provisions of Florida law. Their goal is to provide clients advice that minimizes legal exposure and maximizes compliance efficiency.

Business Litigation

Litigators on Ausley McMullen’s Corporate team represent corporations and other business entities, as well as members of their boards. The Corporate team includes several attorneys who are Board Certified in Business Litigation by The Florida Bar. Attorneys on the team have extensive litigation experience in both complex cases with protracted discovery and trial as well as expedited injunctive proceedings where one party seeks immediate relief.

They represent local, regional, national, and international businesses involved in a wide variety of industries and enterprises, including agriculture, real estate development and management, insurance, franchising, health care and medical services, education, food and beverage distribution, technology, retail, banking, communications, assisted living, utilities, professional athletics, and many more.