Corporate attorneys must specialize in understanding the risks, as well as potential rewards, of financial transactions in order to effectively advise clients.

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Practice Overview


At Legal Origins, our attorneys have backgrounds in finance and economics, and are able to break down complex transactions into their basic elements for analysis and application of specific regulatory requirements. From dividend restrictions, valuation of enterprises, bond financings, derivatives and cash management programs to financing arrangements such as repos, money market funds and securitization, we specialize in understanding the risks, as well as potential rewards, and providing counsel on a wide range of legal and business issues.


Fund Formation

We are able to efficiently structure and advise clients in all aspects of fund work including fund formation and governance, capital raising, partnership and sponsor structures, and all elements of fund-level and portfolio-level transactions. Regarding offshore investment funds, our attorneys will coordinate with offshore counsel to ensure that fund offering documents comply with the laws of all appropriate jurisdictions.

Emerging Companies

Emerging companies often encounter specific and unique needs that require a highly customized solution. We are proud to provide strategic business and legal advice to emerging companies and their founders, management, investors, advisors and boards of directors. Furthermore, our attorneys are able to help emerging companies grow by advising in securities and fund raising matters, including public and private offerings of debt and equity, initial public offerings (IPOs), private investments in public equity (PIPE) transactions, as well as Rule 144A offerings.


Broker Dealers

Our broker-dealer attorneys are here to provide comprehensive legal guidance – from formation and registration through ongoing compliance and reporting, we focus on a broad spectrum of operating issues specific to broker-dealers.

Public Companies

Corporate governance remains at the forefront of business reform. To avoid costly operational potholes, regulatory investigations, and civil and criminal penalties, public companies must develop an efficient and integrated compliance process. The attorneys at Legal Origins are here to advise companies, individual executives, and board members on a variety of corporate governance matters including fiduciary duty issues, SEC rules, Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank disclosures, and corporate responsibility and legal compliance.





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