Members of the Corporate Group at Bonds Ellis Eppich Schafer Jones advise firm clients on all aspects of their business, including altering and expanding existing business structures, contracting, capitalization, and commercial transactions. We further assist with new entity formation and structuring, as well as the drafting and review of contract and loan agreements.

Our team works with businesses to review current corporate structure and provide innovative ideas for restructuring to allow for expansion and additional liability and asset protection.

Our team further assists companies with asset sales and acquisitions, as well as the evaluation and acquisition of equity interests in target entities. Relevant experience includes the restructuring of multi-entity organizations, as well as private equity and venture capital firm acquisitions of companies under both asset and equity purchase structures.

Our team has facilitated both sales and purchases of assets and/or equity, including retail assets, aviation components, industrial manufacturing concerns, commercial real estate, parking facilities, oil and gas assets, as well as health care related entities, including skilled nursing facilities and hospitals. 

Our corporate attorneys have extensive experience negotiating and papering creative financing options for asset acquisitions and the funding of operations, including debt and equity solutions, convertible debt, as well as lease/buybacks. Deals closed by our team range from $1 million or less, to upwards of $200 million, while working on both the lender and borrower side of different transactions. Additionally, we assist smaller entities in finding liquidity solutions and/or loan take outs.

At Bonds Ellis Eppich Schafer Jones LLP, we strive to help our clients reach their goals by providing sound legal advice and services while evaluating and mitigating the inherent business risks associated with every deal.

Representative Transactional Experience:

  • Representation of the owner of a national service company that provides cleanup services of hazardous materials and environmentally sensitive substances in a partial sale and recapitalization of the business.  The transaction allowed for both the monetization of the founder’s establishment and growth of the company, while still allowing the founder to retain significant upside in the go-forward concern.  Moreover, the go-forward concern was then able to access signifying new capital to expand business operations and thereby further enhance the client’s equity position.  The representation included not only the sale of an equity interest in the company, but also dealt with employment contracts, noncompete agreements, negotiation and documentation of company agreements and handling numerous real estate transactions in multiple states.  The transaction was valued, conservatively, in excess of $20 million.
  • Representation of a smaller, but national, phone service provider with the negotiation and documentation of its various phases of capital structures.  This included everything from the initial start-up phases over a decade ago, to its initial entry into a larger $20 million secured line of credit (“LOC”) facility and refinancing of the LOC by a group of lenders acting by and through a series of Intercreditor Agreements and related loan documents.
  • Representation of numerous Representation of clients regarding salt water (produced and flowback water) disposal and recycling, including the representation of operators, drillers, construction companies, land owners, lessors, lessees, and oil and gas companies disposing or purchasing water.
  • Negotiating and closing the purchase and sale of: oil and gas servicing company assets, salt water disposal facilities and assets, transportation company assets, franchisee assets and franchise agreements across multiple industries, agriculture assets, multifamily properties, hotel properties, commercial / industrial properties, and heavy equipment.
  • Representation of equity investors in acquiring a large oil and gas servicing company, including substantial heavy equipment and titled vehicles.
  • Formation and subsequent sale of a manufacturing company. Prepared all formation documents, company agreement, and employment contracts. Negotiated the terms of the equity sale and prepare the member interest purchase agreement and supporting documents.
  • Negotiation and closing for the sale of a company’s intellectual property assets, consisting of multiple patents and trademarks. Prepare the asset purchase agreement, assignments, and necessary resolutions and consents.

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