Representing businesses—from sole proprietorships to large corporations operating internationally—requires a spectrum of skills. Independent of mastery of the law, counsel must be willing to learn the nuances of each client's company and industry and be sensitive to the needs of corporate staff when implementing the goals of management.
By balancing business acumen and jurisprudence, our Business Enterprise practice group has earned a well-deserved reputation for expert representation and fluent management of business transactions. Our team serves closely held entities by extending their marketing and sales capabilities to foreign nations.
Whether representing companies in the Chicago area, nationwide or overseas, our attorneys serve as general business counsel, handling all legal aspects of financial and business matters and surmounting universal challenges like startup funding, regulatory hurdles, product launches, market expansion and generational transitions.We advise on insider trading issues, private placements seeking capital, tender offers, proxy preparation and proxy fights and on registrations and periodic reporting for public companies. Experts in federal securities law, venture capital transactions and mergers and acquisitions, we ensure our clients access to capital markets, both debt and equity.
Schuyler, Roche & Crisham's attorneys regularly buy and sell ongoing businesses close to home as well as across oceans. For those companies operating abroad, we supervise every facet of law in international commerce, from setting up sales subsidiaries to obtaining regulatory approvals and establishing relations with foreign governments. Our respected and often innovative work in structured finance and asset securitization solidifies our reputation for expertly managing sophisticated transactions.
Privy to our clients operational objectives, our tax attorneys identify tax-planning opportunities calculated to enhance business performance; they also advise on personal taxation. Our attorneys handling labor issues—such as employment agreements, employee benefits and benefit plans—apply an integrated approach to resource management, helping clients to attract, develop and retain top personnel. Providing a perspective unique to insiders, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham colleagues focusing on technology startups and electronic commerce were active in those industries before taking the bar. Serving a diverse base, our real estate attorneys help individuals and companies to buy, sell and manage property.
Together, the lawyers on our business enterprise team unite for one purpose: to ensure our clients profitable management of their physical and intellectual assets.