Navigating the world of business formation and operations is an exciting and risky venture. Axley prides itself on being there every step of the way for our diverse corporate clients throughout the growth cycle. Our corporate attorneys provide assistance with business planning, entity choice, business formation, tax planning and corporate governance. They also assist with “best practices,” succession planning and formulating an exit strategy.

Our clients include:
  • Start-ups
  • Local family enterprises
  • Emerging growth companies
  • Large multimillion-dollar companies doing business throughout the world

We also represent underwriters, venture capital, private equity funds, tenants-in-common sponsors and large institutional investors.

Axley attorneys can assist with the preparation of organizational documents, shareholder agreements, stock purchase agreements, voting agreements, regulatory filings, compliance functions and other corporate governance matters. Additionally, our attorneys prepare and assist in implementing document (including electronic documents) retention and destruction policies. We also help clients with start-up financing, securities offerings, complex mergers and acquisitions, sales of businesses, large complicated loan transactions and other financing arrangements.

Our corporate attorneys understand that business problems, as well as opportunities, usually need prompt attention if a business is going to successfully compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment, so we are available to our clients when they need us. We take the time to learn about our corporate clients’ businesses and view our relationships with them as long-term, so that solutions to problems and evaluation of opportunities are tailored to our clients’ specific situations and needs. Sharing our corporate clients’ passion for their chosen endeavor, and guiding them with structural and compliance advice helps us add value to their business.

Corporate Law Attorneys

Client Successes

Merger with Banking Corporation
Represented investment advisory firm in connection with "A" reorganization and merger with Wisconsin banking corporation
Profitable & Sustainable Ventures
Represented emerging companies on developing business and strategic plans, establishing corporate governance policies, raising capital, protecting intellectual property rights, implementing executive and employee compensation arrangements and preparing corporate agreements
Preferred Stock Offerings
Consulted corporation on Series A, B, and C Preferred Stock offerings and licensing, marketing, and distribution arrangements

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