Customized corporate solutions

Overview

Parsons Behle & Latimer's corporate attorneys ensure they know you, your business and the markets in which you operate - not just the law and words in a contract. Our team's understanding of your strategic objectives and business tactics enables us to quickly deliver legal services aligned with your business objectives. We pride ourselves on our ability to help clients look around the corner and anticipate reactions that will result from their actions.

Parsons' corporate attorneys approach every matter as dealmakers and problem-solvers. We bring business judgement, hewn over decades, to provide legal advice and market insight.

Our client base is highly varied across industries, development stages, ownership type and nationality. Our corporate team routinely advises our United States clients about transacting business outside the United States and, conversely, our foreign clients with respect to their United States operations.

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Experience

European Bond Trustee

Represented a European bond trustee in the design and implementation of a security package in the United States for a $100 million bond offering. The bonds will partially finance the development of a cobalt mine in Idaho. On Feb. 2, the first $50 million tranche of was released. Parsons’ team prepared the documents necessary to secure the funding, including mortgages on the real property, a security agreement for the personal property, collateral assignments of various contracts, a share pledge agreement, and a blocked account control agreement.

Structured Gold Mine Transaction and 1031 Exchange

Structured the sale of a gold mine to a junior mining company for the client including negotiating and documenting all aspects of the transaction, including a private placement and the payment of a mortgage. Also represented client Nevada Gold Mines in an IRS Section 1031 like-kind exchange of two mining properties, including environmental due diligence; real property transfers/recordings; personal property transfers; private placement on a secured credit facility; and tax structuring.

Main Street Lending Program

Represented the client in connection with a senior secured loan under the Main Street Lending Program.

Capabilities

Business Agreements & Commercial Contracts

Advice and oversight of contracts is essential for all emerging companies. Parsons Behle & Latimer's attorneys help businesses review and negotiate essential contracts including consulting agreements, purchase agreements, service agreements, licensing arrangements, SaaS agreements, partnership arrangements, joint venture agreements, contractor agreements, leases, supply chain contracts, employment agreements and NDAs to ensure your interests are protected and liability exposure is mitigated.

Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits

Parsons Behle & Latimer's attorneys counsel a wide variety of businesses and employers in the design, implementation and administration of tax-efficient arrangements that serve to attract, motivate and retain executive employees as well as promote alignment between these employees and business owners. We assist employers to comply with applicable laws and market standards, including the nuances of Section 83(b) elections and the use of profits interests and deferred compensation structures. Our corporate team has expertise drafting all types of executive employment, separation and consulting agreements, equity plans, and bonus and incentive plans.

Governance

Parsons Behle & Latimer’s attorneys are experienced in working with clients to design and implement corporate governance and compliance programs to address regulatory obligations and mitigate legal exposure that could result from improper conduct. As part of our corporate governance services, we consult with clients on implementing policies; controls and procedures, including whistleblower policies; evaluating high-risk areas of operations; creating codes of conduct and employee manuals; performing compliance training and education programs; disclosure obligations; and conducting investigations and taking corrective action.

When faced with any actual or alleged impropriety or noncompliance, we assist companies to conduct internal investigations, uncovering misconduct, protecting a company against spurious allegations or responding to allegations of wrongdoing. We are experienced at assisting clients with all stages of investigations, including document examination (such as email and contract review), employee interviews, background checks, financial audits and more. We have conducted internal investigations focused on allegations of internal theft, embezzlement, computer hacking, trade secret theft, bribery, violating securities laws, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and discrimination.

Project Development & Infrastructure

Parsons Behle & Latimer is the preeminent law firm for project development in our market. Parsons' attorneys have advised on the full life cycle of projects from acquisition to entitlement, permitting and licensing, construction and operation through decommissioning. Over the past five years, our attorneys have advised on billions of dollars of large-scale projects, working with clients and their capital markets counsel in the mining, power generation and transmission (including solar and wind power) and infrastructure sectors.

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