Business Transactions

Wittenberg Law provides full service counsel to business clients ranging from start-up entrepreneurs to seasoned, high revenue generating, highly profitable companies. Our services cover the wide range of challenges and opportunities clients encounter throughout the business life cycle, from formation to mergers and acquisitions, daily operations to protecting intellectual property, raising capital to securities law compliance, and corporate governance. Businesses require legal counsel who not only have broad experience and skills in a wide variety of legal disciplines, but who also have financial and practical business applications experience.

  • Business Formation and General Corporate Representation
  • Boards of Directors & Managers
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment matters including Executive Contracts and Manuals
  • Employee Incentive Programs (e.g., stock options)
  • Securities offerings
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Finance
  • Wealth Management
  • Investor Relations

We often act as outside general counsel to help clients anticipate, address and resolve the day-to-day realities of today’s business climate. We have assisted clients in a wide swath of industry, including technology, healthcare, automotive, aerospace, retail, financial services, manufacturing, hospitality, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, media, entertainment, and recreational.  

We have deep experience working with governmental agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, Employment Development Department, California Health and Human Services Agency​, Department of Business Oversight, and others.

We take pride in counseling our business clients to grow safer, smarter and more efficiently.

We counsel entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses, special purpose enterprises and joint ventures as well as seasoned businesses. For new businesses, we assist with choice of entity decisions, capitalization and ownership structure, business buy-sell agreements, equity compensation plans and other compensation planning. For established businesses, we provide a full range of services to meet the legal challenges of doing business locally and in the global economy.

We provide full-scope representation companies as general counsel to management and directors for corporate governance, federal and state securities and corporate law compliance, and related regulatory requirements.  We have provided counsel to companies and their executive officers and directors for securities law compliance, business judgment rule advice, and with respect to director’s and officer’s liability insurance considerations.

We counsel business clients areas of federal and state securities laws, including exempt, state-qualified, and public registered offerings, as well as areas of regulatory compliance, including periodic reporting and public disclosure, proxy solicitations, insider trading prohibitions and filing requirements, and broker/dealer compliance.

We are dedicated to providing services that will enhance our clients’ abilities to grow and prosper. We have in-depth experience advising clients through mergers and acquisitions.  We have handled complex mergers, stock and asset sales, management buy-outs, divestitures, and acquisition transactions for public and private companies, and we provide a clear value proposition to the mid-cap company sector.  We advise our clients in all aspects of acquisition and sale transactions, including due diligence, intellectual property evaluations, tax consequences, employee relations/affairs, environmental matters, creditors’ rights, and regulatory compliance. Many transactions require the issuance of debt, including various forms of secured, subordinated and/or convertible debt securities.

We assist borrowers and lenders with secured and unsecured lending transactions ranging from small start-up loans to funding for working capital and acquisition and project financing for our largest clients. Our services include documentation of new credit transactions, amendment and restatement of existing credit facilities, negotiation of forbearance agreements, loan workouts, and exercise of remedies with respect to pledged collateral.