Corporate & Commercial
As the cornerstone of the firm’s practice, Toole Law Office counsels clients in the following areas:
Business Entity Formations: Choosing the proper entity is an essential first step in establishing a successful business, as well as a necessary component of many corporate exercises. Our approach is simple, we gain a firm understanding of our client’s objectives, we counsel our client on the choice of an appropriate entity and jurisdiction, and we take all the necessary actions to form the entity. Common entities Include:
Corporate Formalities: Maintaining corporate formalities is a necessary condition of preserving an entity’s legal status. We help our clients meet their compliance requirements by assisting them with their corporate secretarial duties, serving as registered agent, drafting corporate resolutions, assisting with annual meetings and annual filings, and maintaining corporate minutes and other records.
Financing & Investment: Raising capital is often a vital part of the growth process for a new enterprise or a business in transition. We assist our clients with private placements, credit facilities, loans, debentures, warrants, stock options, and other investment instruments. We also take any necessary ancillary actions such as filing UCC statements.
Structural Changes: Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, or divestures, no matter the corporate exercise, we are prepared to assist our clients achieve their goals. We perform due diligence investigations, draft and vet legal opinions and complex agreements, structure and negotiate the deal, make the necessary federal and state filings, and establish the new entity as required.
Business Transactions: Whether you wish to purchase a restaurant, set-up an offshore internet company, import specialty products, or establish a joint venture with an international company, we remain ready to assist you with your legal requirements. Drawing upon our broad base of services, we will take all necessary actions to accomplish your goal. Our experience includes work in the manufacturing, distribution, health, safety, service, entertainment, sports, telecommunications, real estate, and banking industries. Moreover, our international experience and global network of contacts allow us to effectively serve your international interests.
Due Diligence (Legal Opinions): Performing due diligence exercises is a fundamental part of our practice. Depending upon the level of scrutiny required by the transaction, we conduct examinations of all persons and entities relevant to the transaction, we meticulously vet all necessary documents, and we draft legal opinions and/or due diligence reports. The performance of due diligence investigations is normally conducted, (1) in furtherance of a public offering, private placement, or other investment exercise; (2) pursuant to a corporate partnering or other structural change; (3) to determine the viability, ownership, and/or legal standing of a company; or (4) pursuant to the discovery of assets in anticipation of litigation.