Strategic Business Advisory for Private Clients

Sophisticated Corporate and Litigation services to support the business and investment strategies of our private clients

Over time, business transactions have become considerably more complex. As business processes and contracts take on entirely new dimensions, many of our private clients have sought out legal assistance to ensure that all of their processes are fully compliant. Whether operating a company, managing large family offices, or leading the strategy for varied investment portfolios, our firm provides support for our clients’ businesses in the form of advanced transactional and litigation work.

Corporate and Business Law

G.S. Monteiro Law corporate practice offers comprehensive business counseling, representing our private client’s enterprises at every stage in their life cycle. We provide legal services to privately held corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other forms of business organizations.

We represent our private clients in all aspects of merger and acquisition transactions, including tender offers, going-private transactions, asset sales, and shareholder solicitations. Our experience includes the acquisition and sale of businesses based in the U.S. and abroad. We also provide a full range of corporate governance services. These include advising boards of directors on a variety of issues such as their fiduciary duties, and helping companies review and revise organizational documents.

Litigation

Business professionals as well as family members enter into business ventures on a regular basis. At the business’ creation, partners typically enter into shareholder or partnership agreements regarding buy-ins, buy-outs, operations, finance, and other relevant matters. At inception, the parties involved only have one goal in mind: working hard to ensure growth for their business.

However, as time goes by and challenges begin to strain the business, one of the biggest threats to the stability of a business is disagreements within management and/or among shareholders. These disputes can be costly in many ways, including those far more important than the immediate financial health of a business, and can emerge in a variety of contexts, including:

  1. Breach of fiduciary duty
  2. Shareholder disputes against managers
  3. Minority owner rights
  4. Corporate deadlock disputes
  5. Executive compensation
  6. Buyout agreements
  7. Buyout rights
  8. Self-dealing
  9. Shareholder appraisal rights

We also consult clients on the tax and corporate law implications of different U.S. business entities and help meet the filing obligations associated with such entities. We have significant experience in corporate tax planning, partnership tax planning, real estate investments, federal and state income taxation and international tax treaties. In particular, we regularly advise clients with respect to tax planning associated with the formation, operation, acquisition and sale of corporations, partnerships and other business enterprises.

As part of the services, the following are some of the areas our attorneys assist with:

Assisting with entity formation (e.g., choice of entity and state of organization, entity formation documents).

Structuring boards of directors and managers (e.g., election and appointment of directors and managers, staggered boards, and cumulative voting issues).

Advising on and preparing basic corporate documents (e.g., employment agreements; nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements; IP assignments; director and employee equity incentive plans).

Advising on and preparing documents related to corporate action approval procedures; and extraordinary corporate transactions such as stock dividends and splits, redemptions, reorganizations, acquisitions, and dispositions; and dissenters’ rights.

Asset and stock purchase as well as merger transactions (direct, forward, and reverse triangular).

Strategic Alliance and Joint ventures.

Contact Us

Miami
(305) 707-7126
201 alhambra circle,
STE 802,
Coral gables, FL 33134

848 Brickell Avenue
Suite 203
Miami, FL 33131
Phone:786-946-4667
Fax:786-946-4890