Practice Areas Practice Areas

Corporate, Commercial and Securities Law

Our firm’s approach to these types of transactions is to bring broad business savvy and practical experience to promote efficient and result-oriented advice to our clients. We represent companies falling within the spectrum of family businesses, to public companies -and from start-ups to well established entities. Our focus is to be creative while protecting our clients from undue risk and exposure.

We are experienced in day to day operational issues to sophisticated transactions, public offerings and industry specific transactions with particular expertise in the apparel, printing,  automotive, fintech, and hi-tech industries. Individualized counseling is the hallmark of our approach. We staff matters efficiently using the multi-disciplinary experience of our attorneys so that the client does not have to bear the higher cost of a full “team” approach.

ZEK is experienced in all forms of financing, ranging from venture capital to bank loans, including mezzanine financing, public offerings and private placements, leveraged buyouts, project and structured finance and recapitalizations. We have represented issuers and investors. Our experience in many industries, and other clients with different perspectives, facilitates the financing process and helps us to bridge gaps and achieve results.

We have represented domestic and foreign entities in regulating and structuring a wide variety of financial and strategic M&A transactions. Our firm brings to the table not only legal experience but also insight into what the other parties to a transaction may require to conclude merger and acquisition deals. Our focus is on getting the deal done for our client by creatively overcoming obstacles rather than creating them.

ZEK handles a wide range of securities law matters for clients, particularly in regard to public sales of debt or equity securities. Our firm advises clients on legal issues involving the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act and the Trust Indenture Act, Sarbanes Oxley. as well as issues under various state laws and the rules of securities exchanges and self-regulating organizations.

Our firm advises companies and senior executives with respect to entering into or terminating employment agreements and in dealing with internal corporate policies and problems. We also have extensive experience in dealing with shareholder issues, including those involved in starting a business, those which arise when shareholders disagree, and those involved in passing a business on to the next generation.