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Corporate & Securities

AEGIS’s business-savvy attorneys represent clients in a wide variety of corporate legal matters. We are dedicated to delivering high quality service and legal advice to businesses of all sizes, representing the many parties invested in each organization. Our clients include public and private companies, private equity firms, venture capital funds, investment bankers and lenders, boards and board committees and corporate management.

Our law firm is unique because our professionals have practical business, venture and leadership experience, piloting both large and small companies through billions of dollars in transactions. Our attorneys also understand that every business and every industry is different and our approach targets getting to know your business and industry, focusing on results for your company. Let us put our hands-on knowledge to work for you developing forward-thinking solutions tailored to your organization.

When you start or grow a business, you need sound advice to choose the best corporate structure and strategically grow or integrate your business, now and in the future. Business formation isn’t simply a matter of sketching out what your business will do or how it will expand, our experienced business attorneys will help you determine the details of the organization and its profits, management and structure, regulatory issues, taxes and an exit strategy. AEGIS attorneys can prepare and file your business formation documents and negotiate and draft bylaws and operating agreements. We also regularly counsel clients on corporate governance matters to ensure best practices and compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Moreover, our broad experience working with business founders and funders, at all stages of business financing, allows us to act as trusted legal advisors to entrepreneurs, venture capital funds, angel investors and high net-worth individuals. We are honored to work closely with extraordinary people founding, funding and growing some of the most important new businesses in the country.

AEGIS’s attorneys work closely with clients in all aspects of business transactions. From buying and selling property to developing vendor agreements or construction contracts, our wide range of practice areas ensure that AEGIS’s corporate law attorneys can assist in all transactional and contract matters. We can help your organization with the sale of a business or assets, commercial leases, construction contracts, franchises, business loans, vendor agreements, non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, manufacturing agreements, eCommerce transactions, software or licensing agreements and business contract litigation matters.
AEGIS’s mergers and acquisitions team combines exceptional legal advice with practical business-savvy. Our approach focuses on adding value to your business, getting to know your industry and focusing on meeting the strategic and business goals of each transaction. Our attorneys have extensive experience advising clients through corporate restructuring, buying and selling businesses, purchasing and selling corporate assets and equity, merger transactions, recapitalizations and more. Our breadth of experience and integrative approach allow us to anticipate and solve the many concerns that can arise during a transaction, including tax, antitrust, employment, securities and regulatory legal issues.
Public companies and market participants demand in-depth legal knowledge and experience and AEGIS’s attorneys can meet all of your corporate securities and compliance needs. Our attorneys often counsel clients through public offerings, including initial public offerings (IPOs), alternative public offerings (APOs), direct public offerings (DPOs), special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) as well as debt or hybrid securities. AEGIS attorneys are also well versed in private offerings or PIPE transactions with complex resale and trading issues, REITs and real estate securities. Our professionals often represent investment banks, issuers, placement agents and investors in private transactions.

Our experienced securities and compliance attorneys can solve unique management, structural and ownership issues, developing thoughtful solutions for your business. We use a collaborative approach, drawing upon the broad experience of our attorneys knowledgeable in many areas of the law, including taxation, labor and employment, real estate and technology, as well as attorneys knowledgeable in industry specific legal issues.

Online commerce offers amazing business opportunities and the ability to reach global markets. But the growth of the internet and online transactions give rise to national and international legal issues regarding intellectual property ownership, privacy, tax, contractual rights, data breaches and even jurisdictional issues. AEGIS attorneys bring together technical knowledge and decades of legal experience in a global environment to help your business tackle the unique issues arising from eCommerce, including compliance with internet and technology law.

February 2019

You’ve Formed a Liability-Limiting Business Entity – Are You Protected?

By |February 8th, 2019|Categories: AEGIS News, General Corporate, Legal Topics|

You've Formed a Liability-Limiting Business Entity – Are You Protected? Another in a series of posts about legal issues that arise for early-stage businesses. You've formed a liability-limiting business entity and now expect to reap [...]

Is an LLC the Right Choice? (Part 2 of 2)

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: AEGIS News, General Corporate, Legal Topics|

You've Decided You Need to Form a Liability-Limiting Business Entity – Is an LLC the Right Choice? (Part 2 of 2) What are the Organizational Documents for an LLC? There are primarily two documents that [...]

Is an LLC the Right Choice? (Part 1 of 2)

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: AEGIS News, General Corporate, Legal Topics|

You've Decided You Need to Form a Liability-Limiting Business Entity – Is an LLC the Right Choice? (Part 1 of 2) Another in a series of posts about legal issues that arise for early-stage businesses. [...]

Timing for Missouri Medical Marijuana (No, It’s Not 4/20)

By |February 3rd, 2019|Categories: AEGIS News, Cannabis, General Corporate|

Many entrepreneurs interested in Missouri’s new medical marijuana law are asking themselves, “When does the law take effect?”.  The answer is, it already has.  But there are several other deadlines that enterprising businesspersons and investors [...]

Farm to Joint: Missouri Medical Marijuana’s “Local Sourcing” Requirements

By |February 2nd, 2019|Categories: AEGIS News, Cannabis, General Corporate|

Missouri’s new medical marijuana industry is intended to be home grown, both literally and figuratively.  Several features of the new state constitutional provision require (or limit, depending on your perspective) medical marijuana businesses to have [...]

You’re Operating a Business – Do You Need to Form a Business Entity?

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: AEGIS News, General Corporate, Legal Topics|

Assuming you're starting a new business and are not one of the lucky few that achieve a $1 billion+ exit less than a year after obtaining financing, resources are likely to be tight at the [...]