ELG advises domestic and international businesses in structuring, negotiating, and documenting cross-border transactions and activities. We advise companies and investors entering the U.S. market through acquisition or investment in an existing U.S.-based company. We also counsel clients in connection with joint ventures, distribution, and licensing or partnership arrangements. We apply sophisticated knowledge of U.S. market practices and advise on establishing tax efficient structures. We collaborate with overseas counsel to select, negotiate and document transaction structures that meet business objectives while offering necessary protections under U.S. laws.
Data Privacy & Security
Data is an important asset for all businesses. Collecting, storing and using information also presents significant risk. ELG’s data privacy and security attorneys advise clients across many industries to identify, address and respond to the complex obligations accompanying the data entrusted to their organizations. Our work spans organizations at all stages, from guiding startups in building in privacy and security safeguards from the outset, to improving existing policies to improve risk management in established corporations.
New technologies erupt into the world with dizzying speed, impacting lives and businesses in unanticipated ways while giving rise to some of the most successful businesses. As technology attorneys, we innovate creative solutions to help entrepreneurs establish new businesses and take advantage of new platforms without running astray of applicable laws, which historically develop more slowly. We stay ahead of the curve for our clients, helping them take advantage of critical opportunities while also protecting their businesses.
Employment & Executive Compensation
ELG attorneys counsel C-Suite executives and management teams, entrepreneurs and individuals on legal matters involving the complex relationship between employers and employees. Using the best employment methods available, ELG attorneys craft proactive contracts and establish management processes that reduce misunderstandings over the course of these important relationships. As a result, clients often rely on our attorneys’ advice in connection with their daily employment decisions.
Entertainment & Media
We advise clients across the entertainment industry including those who produce, license, use and invest in art, film, television, music, games, and digital assets. We represent artists, authors, celebrities, entertainers, and companies on a wide range of commercial transactions, intellectual property, licensing, and technology matters. We help our media and entertainment clients evolve with the emerging platforms they use to deliver their artistry to increasingly technical audiences.
Financing & Venture Investing
ELG attorneys represent VC funds, family offices, and high net worth individuals in connection with venture capital, public offerings, angel financing, and other complex financing transactions. Our sophisticated advice spans from diligence, documentation, and closing transactions that are already negotiated to structuring new deals and negotiating Term Sheets.
ELG guides entrepreneurs and businesses to achieve the best possible protection and licensing for critical intellectual property at all stages of their business lifecycle. Providing all aspects of IP counsel, we advise across many industries, guiding individual inventors, artists and creators, as well as, startups, established businesses of all sizes and large corporations. We work with domestic and international clients to develop a deep understanding of their industries, technologies and market dynamics. This client-centric and industry-focused approach enables us to provide strategic advice and guidance that goes beyond legal considerations.
ELG advises domestic and international businesses in structuring, negotiating, and documenting cross-border transactions and activities. We advise companies and investors entering the U.S. market through acquisition or investment in an existing U.S.-based company. We also counsel clients in connection with joint ventures, distribution, and licensing or partnership arrangements.
Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
ELG’s mergers and acquisitions lawyers are aggressive, practical, and forward thinking in strategy and negotiations. With our extensive big law firm experience, we look around the corners for clients to identify and avoid potential issues that can arise long after the closing. We represent clients engaged in asset or stock purchases, mergers, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and leveraged buy-outs. Our lawyers advise companies that are preparing to enter the M&A market, offer guidance on transaction structure, draft and review term sheets and letters of intent, advise on and perform due diligence review, negotiate and draft documentation and assist with post-closing integration. Our attorneys have represented clients in transactions ranging in size from several million to hundreds of millions of dollars.
ELG’s corporate and securities attorneys offer essential support to startup companies as they expand and require more sophisticated representation. Emerging companies turn to ELG for advice in financing, employment, equity incentive arrangements, intellectual property, commercial agreements and dispute resolution. We design and implement scalable legal and business solutions that support and facilitate profitable growth.