Corporate Law

Corporate Law

With an entrepreneurial focus, DMP&H’s Jacksonville based attorneys emphasize practical legal solutions that make business sense for our clients at all stages of development, including:

  • Start-ups
  • Emerging growth companies
  • Established public corporations

We advise our clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including:

  • Entity formation and governance
  • Legal issues regarding daily and long-term operational issues
  • All types of contracts and agreements

Our corporate attorneys are also experienced in securities, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture capital
  • Government certification
  • Intellectual property

Securities


DMP&H advises clients across a wide range of industries regarding federal and state securities law compliance and securities transactional matters. Our experience covers a wide array of issues, including:

  • Stock acquisitions
  • Private equity and venture capital (including private offerings)
  • Securities-related corporate governance
  • Securities-related tax matters
  • Securities-related employee benefits plan (such as stock option plans)

Mergers and Acquisitions


DMP&H offers public and private companies across all industries an effective and unique approach to structuring transactions to achieve our clients’ goals. Our attorneys are experienced in negotiating and consummating various types of transactions, including:

  • Acquisitions, mergers, asset and stock purchases and sales
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Management and leveraged buyouts
  • Divestitures, spin-offs and carve-outs
  • Corporate restructuring and recapitalizations

Our comprehensive approach includes providing guidance on managing and structuring the transactional process from conception through closing, including:

  • Initial strategic planning and due diligence
  • Exploring and implementing financing options
  • Identifying and addressing tax implications

Venture Capital


DMP&H advises clients across a broad range of industries in the sourcing and securing of venture capital to establish new businesses or expand existing ones. Serving companies at every stage of their development — from formation and venture capital financing through sale or continued operations — we use our experience to assess and mitigate risk while working with our clients to develop an offering that satisfies their needs and complies with local, state and federal laws. Our attorneys are experienced in a wide range of transactions, including:

  • Private offerings
  • Angel and seed-round financing
  • Venture capital financing at various stages of the business cycle
  • Bridge loans

Government Certification


DMP&H advises government contracting clients on competitive bidding and the submission of contract proposals, including:

  • Contractors’ duties and rights under the Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Local and state laws for contractors
  • Teaming and joint venture relationships among contractors
  • Structuring relationships to satisfy solicitation requirements
  • Requirements of woman-owned small business
  • HubZone
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned
  • Small Business Administration 8(a) program
  • Small business concerns