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On-demand, business-minded legal insights and recommendations can help your business remain competitive and strategically positioned for the future.

Privately held and family-owned businesses are unique from their publicly traded counterparts yet face many of the same challenges and risks. For this reason, we maintain a distinct team within our Corporate Practice Group to meet the needs of these businesses. No matter the challenge or opportunity you face, our goal is to become a knowledgeable, strategic and integrated part of your team. Whether your business is owned by private equity, an investor group or family, Godfrey & Kahn offers a broad base of legal and business knowledge to meet your needs and brings decades of experience and perspective to each client’s unique situation and business goals.

Whether we’re collaborating with your in-house counsel or serving as your outside general counsel, our attorneys will provide practical legal solutions through our experience and multidisciplinary team of experts. We routinely help clients with:

  • Business organization
  • Commercial contracts
  • Corporate governance
  • Debt and equity
  • Executive compensation
  • General counsel and strategic advisory
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Operational strategies
  • Succession planning
  • Tax matters

We mobilize quickly and bring experienced-based, pragmatic solutions to the table. And, with access to a deep bench of highly specialized Godfrey & Kahn attorneys, we offer the legal expertise to minimize your risk and promote your long-term success.

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