KKO assists clients with merger and acquisition transactions of any structure with any form of consideration. We have worked on public and private deals, asset sales and stock sales, sell-side and buy-side engagements and deals of all sizes. We regularly deal with sophisticated leveraged buy-out transactions and we have experience handling deals complicated by bankruptcy and insolvency issues. KKO works closely with our clients in all aspects of merger transactions, including due diligence investigations, preparation and negotiation of definitive documentation and other related matters.View a representative sample of our attorneys' M&A experience.
KKO has represented businesses, private equity funds, venture capital funds, financial institutions and private investors in connection with various private equity investments, including complex issuances of preferred stock, warrants and convertible debt. We have extensive experience in venture capital financing, representing issuers and investors. In addition, our attorneys have formed a wide variety of private equity funds, including venture capital funds and leveraged buyout funds.View a representative sample of our attorneys' private equity experience.
View a representative sample of our attorneys' venture capital financing experience.
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing borrowers, financial institutions and other lenders in connection with various credit finance transactions. We can assist borrowers and lenders with respect to secured and unsecured credit facilities, mezzanine financings, bridge financings, convertible debt and other credit and debt financings. Our attorneys are experienced in the creation and perfection of security interests on all forms of assets, including accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, real estate, intellectual property, contracts and other collateral. Our attorneys also have experience regarding security interests in international credit transactions requiring the perfection of security interests in foreign jurisdictions.View a representative sample of our attorneys' credit finance experience.
KKO counsels clients on a wide variety of federal and state securities law matters, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, SEC filings and related issues. Our attorneys have assisted issuers, underwriters and investors in the issuance, sale or purchase of securities in public and private transactions, including venture capital financings and initial public offerings.
We regularly advise clients on general corporate and business matters. We understand that creating value in our clients benefits not only our clients, but also our firm. Our attorneys work with clients to maintain corporate records, including minutes of meetings of the board of directors. We frequently are asked to participate in board meetings and counsel directors regarding fiduciary duties and other legal matters. We also advise our clients on general contract matters and business questions.
KKO represents businesses and individuals in connection with various employment matters, including employment agreements, offer letters, non-competition agreements and proprietary information and invention assignment agreements. Our attorneys counsel businesses and individuals in connection with employment terminations and separation agreements. KKO works with clients to design and create various employee incentive plans, including options plans, equity incentive plans, profit interest plans, phantom equity plans, cash bonus plans and key employee retention plans.
We regularly advise clients on the selection of an appropriate legal entity for a business and assist in all aspects of the formation of a corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other entity. Once the entity is formed, we assist clients during the entire life cycle of a business, from raising start-up capital, through various financings, acquisitions and other transactions, to a sale, public offering or other exit event. We are ready and able to work with entrepreneurs on strategic business decisions as well as legal matters. Not only do we understand entrepreneurs, we are entrepreneurs!
We provide our clients strategic and legal guidance related to their daily contracting needs. Our attorneys have significant expertise working with companies that develop, sell and license technological products and professional services. We have a keen understanding of the legal and business issues affecting commercial transactions and specialize in drafting and negotiating agreements that allow our clients to meet their business goals while protecting their intellectual property. KKO regularly advises clients on international licensing and commercial contract matters.View a representative sample of the issues and types of agreements expertly handled by our Technology and Commercial Transactions practice group.