Corporate, Securities and Commercial Transactions

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Miller Canfield's corporate lawyers provide clients with highly sophisticated legal representation in a pragmatic and cost efficient manner. Miller Canfield consistently ranks among the best corporate law firms in the Midwest. Chambers USA recognizes our corporate/M&A practice as one of the best in Michigan. The firm is also recognized for its banking and finance, commercial litigation, employment, real estate, and employee benefits and executive compensation.

We offer a wide range of services to suit the needs of multinational corporations, publicly held companies, closely held corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, strategic alliances and business enterprises of all kinds, as well as financial institutions and investors including private equity and venture capital funds.

Our experienced lawyers have diverse backgrounds and a broad array of skills and specialties, covering the full range of business services, including the following:

Mergers & Acquisitions/Joint Ventures
Asset and Stock Acquisitions and Sales
Mergers, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
International Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
Leveraged/Management Buyouts, ESOPs
Distressed Company and Section 363 Bankruptcy Acquisitions
Recapitalizations/Reorganizations
Private Equity and Venture Capital Investments

Securities & Corporate Governance
Securities Regulation and SEC Reporting
Initial Public Offerings and Secondary Offerings
Going Private Transactions
Negotiated and Hostile Tender Offers and Exchange Offers
Stock Exchange Listings
Corporate Governance and Policies
Private Placements, Reg D, Rule 144A, Reg S
Executive Compensation

Financially Distressed Companies
Counseling Suppliers, Customers and Debtors
Restructuring and Recapitalizations
Sales and Acquisitions (Bankruptcy Section 363)
Corporate Governance and Director Duties

Commercial Transactions and Counseling
Antitrust
Distributorships, Sales Agencies and Dealerships
Terms and Conditions, Purchase Orders, Supply Contracts
Sale of Goods (UCC and CISG)
Product Development and Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements
Government Contracting

Private Equity, Venture Capital, Hi-Tech
Venture Capital Finance
Debt and Equity Capital Markets
Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investment
Licensing

Closely Held Companies
Corporate Structuring
Tax Planning
Estate and Succession Planning

International
Cross-Border Transactions
Commercial Contracts
Sales Agency and Distribution
Tax Efficient Structuring
Customs
Export Controls, ITAR

Industry Teams
Automotive
Aviation and Transportation
Bank Regulatory and Finance
Federal Tax and Employee Benefits 
Captive Insurance
Franchising
Health Care