Our Corporate Practice

Explore our diverse Corporate practice, from Capital Markets to Investment Management, and navigate your business with expert guidance.

Our Corporate Practice

Capital Markets

At Sekhon Syndicate, our capital markets practice focuses on innovative and intricate deal structures that underpin financing transactions.

Our practice represents a wide spectrum of clients, including public and private enterprises of various sizes, assisting in navigating the complexities of public and private financings. We have worked closely with investment banks, private equity firms, and government entities. We offer seamless, round-the-clock coverage, assisting our clients in navigating complex regulatory environments and ensuring compliance with evolving securities laws and regulations.

Partner with us for comprehensive capital markets counsel that aligns with your strategic goals and propels your business forward. Our lawyers excel in executing all types of offerings, guided by a client-centric approach and a deep understanding of the business landscape. With Sekhon Syndicate, you have a trusted partner dedicated to unlocking the full potential of your capital markets endeavors in an ever-evolving landscape.

Corporate Governance

At Sekhon Syndicate, our corporate governance practice is unwavering in its commitment to providing seasoned counsel to both public and private companies, as well as to management, boards of directors, and board committees, spanning a wide spectrum of corporate governance and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) matters, including fiduciary duties.

Our dedicated focus encompasses diverse areas of corporate governance expertise. We excel in executive compensation planning and disclosure, ensuring stringent compliance with pivotal legislation such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act. Our adept corporate governance lawyers are responsive to shareholder proposals, deftly navigating interactions with proxy advisory firms, and optimizing proxy and annual meeting processes to adhere to industry best practices.

We vigilantly stay attuned to the evolving landscape of corporate governance trends, including universal proxy, proxy access, say-on-pay, shareholders’ prerogative to call special meetings, and majority voting in director elections. Our collaborative approach seamlessly integrates with our SEC reporting and compliance practice, ensuring unwavering alignment with intricate securities laws and regulations.

 

Sekhon Syndicate’s corporate governance lawyers are also trusted guides in matters of paramount importance, encompassing change-in-control transactions, executive succession planning, addressing financial reporting irregularities, conducting incisive internal investigations (including those led by special committees of boards of directors), and upholding auditor independence. Our holistic solutions are agile, swiftly comprehending and managing all facets of intricate governance scenarios, steadfastly aligning with our clients’ strategic imperatives.

Our commitment transcends routine matters, with a track record of excellence in aiding clients to deftly navigate crises, engage effectively with regulatory bodies and enforcement agencies, resolve potential accounting quandaries, manage sensitive disclosures, conduct rapid and precise internal investigations, liaise with financing sources, and expertly handle any ensuing civil litigation.

Irrespective of your company’s size or industry, Sekhon Syndicate offers meticulously tailored corporate governance counsel, diligently crafted to meet your unique requirements. Our seasoned team is resolutely committed to empowering clients to surmount their most formidable corporate governance challenges, underpinned by the profound expertise requisite for resounding success. Forge a partnership with us to expertly navigate the dynamic terrain of corporate governance and realize your strategic aspirations.

Corporate Restructuring

At Sekhon Syndicate, our Corporate Restructuring Group is committed to providing creative solutions to clients facing intricate challenges within distressed company scenarios. Our goal is to enable our clients to maximize their potential, manage expenses effectively, and chart a strategic course for the future.

Our experienced team serves a diverse clientele, including distressed companies, boards of directors, management, creditors, lenders, investors, and acquirers. We offer comprehensive guidance across the spectrum of restructuring transactions, both in and out of court. Our expertise encompasses financial recapitalizations, business reorganizations, acquisitions, and liquidations. Additionally, we provide valuable insights into insolvency issues within corporate and financing transactions and address all aspects of distressed debt trading and securities issues. A significant focus of our practice revolves around proactively managing challenges like liquidity crises through adept liability management and contingency planning. Innovation and tailored strategies are the cornerstones of our approach. We take pride in developing unique and efficient solutions that address the distinctive needs of each client.

Sekhon Syndicate’s dedication to excellence and client-centric solutions aligns seamlessly with delivering outstanding results. Partner with us to navigate the intricacies of corporate restructuring, driven by a commitment of excellence and innovation.

Mergers and Acquisitions

At Sekhon Syndicate, our Mergers and Acquisitions team is dedicated to providing exceptional legal counsel for M&A transactions. We have a track record of handling a wide range of complex domestic and international deals, and serving clients of various sizes, from small enterprises to large corporations. This experience underscores our proficiency in managing high-value, impactful transactions.

Our comprehensive guidance covers a broad spectrum of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures, and SPAC transactions. Beyond M&A, we excel in advising companies and boards during critical corporate situations, such as navigating hostile takeovers and addressing shareholder activism.

Our clients, whether operating domestically or internationally, place their trust in our leadership and extensive knowledge when dealing with their most transformative corporate matters. These matters often involve multiple jurisdictions and encompass diverse industries, including consumer products, energy, fintech, healthcare, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, retail, technology, and telecommunications.

At Sekhon Syndicate, we are unwavering in our commitment to deliver exceptional legal expertise. Our aim is to ensure that your M&A endeavors are guided by a team that excels in navigating intricate legal and business challenges.

Crisis Response and Risk Management

In times of crisis, businesses and institutions face pivotal decisions that have far-reaching consequences and often encompass legal, regulatory, financial, and reputational risks. These situations often demand quick responses, where every action can significantly impact an organization’s future success.

At Sekhon Syndicate, our Crisis Management and Risk Response team is committed to helping organizations anticipate and navigate these challenges effectively. We assist in forming a response team, devising crisis management strategies, crafting comprehensive communication plans, and addressing the full array of issues that may arise.

Our distinctive approach emphasizes close collaboration among seasoned professionals from various disciplines, ensuring rapid and efficient support for our clients. Working hand-in-hand with our clients, our crisis response team develops customized strategies for engaging with governmental agencies, shareholders, the investment community, the media, and other relevant parties. We understand the importance of effective communication and disclosure in mitigating potential harm. When confronted with multiple concurrent challenges, our extensive resources and steadfast dedication enable us to steer through the crisis and establish enduring post-crisis management and communication strategies.

Private Equity

At Sekhon Syndicate, we’re dedicated to providing exceptional legal counsel for private equity transactions, offering comprehensive support to private equity sponsors, their investment funds, and portfolio companies across the entire investment cycle.

Our services span various critical areas, including fund formation, management incentive plans, financing and refinancing, acquisitions, disposals, spin-offs, management changes, recapitalizations, and corporate restructurings, including initial public offerings (IPOs). We adeptly address the unique legal challenges often associated with private equity ownership, encompassing real estate, intellectual property, technology, employment, litigation, compliance, and finance.

Recognizing that private equity transactions are multifaceted, we emphasize an integrated approach. Our team collaborates seamlessly across practice areas, providing a distinct advantage to our private equity clients, particularly when their transactions involve multiple legal domains.

Moreover, Sekhon Syndicate’s finance practice excels in structuring efficient and business-focused financing arrangements that meet our clients’ critical capital-raising needs, staying abreast of market trends and innovative financing techniques.

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

At Sekhon Syndicate, we have a dedicated team committed to guiding clients through the evolving landscape of cybersecurity, privacy, and technology challenges. With a comprehensive approach, our interdisciplinary attorneys offer counsel on a range of issues, from compliance to incident response and post-breach investigations.

We assist clients in adhering to data protection regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our team conducts assessments of data security and privacy programs and provides guidance on securities law disclosures.

In cases of data breaches or cyber incidents, our investigations team coordinates responses, conducts internal investigations, advises on breach notifications, and communicates with regulatory authorities. Our corporate lawyers provide expertise in various data privacy and security matters across a wide spectrum of transactions and projects.

Sekhon Syndicate’s Data Security and Privacy practice is committed to helping clients navigate the complex intersection of technology, cybersecurity, privacy, and regulation. We actively contribute to thought leadership in this space, sharing insights on emerging threats, business implications, and developments in privacy and cybersecurity law.

Intellectual Property

At Sekhon Syndicate, we are well-versed in various aspects of intellectual property (IP) transactions. We skillfully negotiate and draft licenses, alliance agreements, and a range of contracts related to digital technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and NFTs. Our expertise covers the creation of license, option, confidentiality, collaboration, manufacturing, and distribution agreements. Additionally, we provide robust IP support during mergers, initial public offerings, and financing transactions. Our team possesses a deep understanding of IP matters and aligns them with our clients’ business models to enhance the value of these technologies and strengthen their IP and tech portfolios.

Our comprehensive IP practice caters to a wide-ranging clientele, spanning early-stage startups to global corporations, and we operate across all IP disciplines, technologies, and global jurisdictions. What distinguishes our approach is our collaborative, integrated solution strategy, which allows us to effectively address intricate legal and business challenges.

Investment Management

Sekhon Syndicate represents both sponsor and investor clients in various investment management activities, operating globally with a focus on the United States and Canada. Our approach integrates insights from diverse practice groups across our global offices, providing clients with holistic counsel for local, cross-border, and global concerns.

Our services encompass advising clients on the formation of a wide range of investment vehicles, spanning registered and unregistered funds, IPOs, spin-outs, mergers and acquisitions. We also assist sophisticated investors and individuals in intricate carried interest planning, intergenerational events, and exits. Collaborating closely with other practice groups, our U.S. and Canada teams support clients in strategic planning and compliance decisions amidst the evolving regulatory landscape for diversified asset managers and cross-border strategies.

Sekhon Syndicate’s enduring partnerships with clients, cultivated from their inception, reflect the wealth of experience gained in nurturing their growth across borders. Our practical approach, innovative thinking, and unwavering commitment to excellence infuse every client engagement, whether with the world’s largest investment management groups or others seeking strategic solutions.

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