Whether it's a complex corporate governance issue, a matter of corporate finance, or a future M&A or other transaction, HFK Law partners have experience in shepherding both the start-up and the Fortune 500 clients through complex transactional matters as outside general counsel to these businesses. HFK Law partners Mike Halloran, Mark Hobson and James Hodge have helped to counsel both new and experienced business leaders through the most complex matters. We can guide you through the complexities of corporate finance, board responsibilities, and securities law requirements, and help to paper the deal correctly and efficiently.
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HFK Law attorneys have served as first-chair litigation attorneys on high stakes corporate and complex litigation matters. HFK Law partners Ted Kittila and Jay McMillan, and counsel Bill Green practice before the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Delaware Supreme Court, the Delaware Superior Court, as well as the Federal Court in the District of Delaware and other courts nationally, handling issues as varied as fiduciary disputes, derivative litigation, contract disputes, securities regulatory investigations and enforcement, and receivership litigation.
HFK Law partner James Hodge has successfully represented clients in mediation and in arbitration in large commercial, business and real estate transactions. He is also a trained arbitrator and mediator on the panel of the American Arbitration Association. He is a strong advocate of mediation and arbitration, especially in the litigated case.
HFK Law partner Mark Hobson has experience in trademarks, service marks, technology transfer arrangements, and SaaS agreements. HFK Law attorneys regularly appear in other U.S. jurisdictions through local counsel and serve as Delaware counsel in patent litigation in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. HFK Law regularly advises start-ups with respect to their intellectual property concerns.
For over 35 years, James Hodge has represented clients in the purchase, real estate secured and other financing, restoration, operation and sale of all kinds of real estate, including office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, apartment buildings and large working ranches. That work has included negotiating and drafting purchase and sale and secured loan documents, environmental, title, and other due diligence, work on restoration projects, drafting and negotiating conservation easements and work with land trusts and conservation entities. He also has expertise in real estate investment including entity formation and management, risk management, compliance, contracting, human resources, and general business transactions in real estate.
With regulatory concerns being a critical and necessary component of daily business life, HFK Law is well positioned to service its clients before federal regulatory bodies. Mike Halloran is the former Counselor to the Chairman and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission and, as a former General Counsel of Bank of America, has extensive financial institution and securities regulatory experience. Linda Lerner in New York is very experienced in regulatory matters related to broker-dealers, FinTech and digital assets. Finally, Bill Green is a former Delaware Deputy Attorney General with nearly a decade of experience in securities enforcement, regulatory investigations, and administrative hearings before regulatory agencies. Linda, Bill and Mike form our very effective securities law team on investigatory and enforcement matters.
HFK provides sophisticated tax law and structuring services to business clients on their transactions, equity benefit plans, consulting, employment and advisory arrangements, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, business formations and issuance of stock. While we provide these tax services through our lawyers, our tax accounting colleague, Jeff Wilkinson, an experience tax practitioner, is available to advise and assist on these tax matters based on his many years of hands-on tax experience.