Corporate, Finance, and Business Reorganization
The Law Office of Dean P. Delforge has represented and acted as outside general counsel for hundreds of businesses throughout Waukesha County and the greater Milwaukee area. While our clients’ businesses and their individual requirements vary, we share their common goal of continued success. We work closely with each client to understand and anticipate the needs of their specific business. Attorney Delforge takes great pride in becoming a strategic business partner, helping closely-held businesses navigate and avoid the complex legal issues which frequently arise. Our area of expertise includes:
- Corporate Law and Governance
- Capital Acquisition Finance Law
- Workout and Business Reorganization
- Real Estate
We look forward to working with you and your business to help resolve any legal issues or to provide expert legal guidance on business matters.
We help many closely-held companies of all sizes throughout Milwaukee, its surrounding communities, and the State of Wisconsin with complex legal matters, ensuring their continued success. From formation and governance, to mergers and acquisitions, and corporate access to capital, Attorney Delforge can tackle your toughest corporate law battles.
Formation and Governance
Choosing the correct form of a business entity is critical to getting the proper tax efficiencies for your business. This requires extensive knowledge of partnerships, LLCs, and various other corporation regulations. Income tax, succession planning, and buy-sell arrangements all must be taken into consideration, and Attorney Delforge is happy to assist you in choosing the correct form to fit your individual company goals and capital structure.
Mergers and Acquisitions
We have experience guiding companies through mergers, acquisitions, and asset purchases making the entire process easy to understand. From helping prepare letters of intent and offers to purchase, to assisting in financing agreements and structuring tax favored acquisitions, Attorney Delforge has the knowledge and experience to assist you with the acquisition or merger process.
Attorney Delforge has advised owners and management of business succession issues and exit strategies. He encourages business succession planning, not simply as a single career ending event but as an ongoing process to build value, aid in transition, and minimize adverse results as a result of ownership and/or management transition.
For some people, the goal will be to extract maximum value from the eventual sale or merger of the business to a third party. For others it will involve the transfer of existing business to partners, family, and/or management in a longer term succession plan to minimize the difficulty in transition, while maximizing tax benefits and assuring the continued success of the business entity.
The techniques involved in doing this would include:
- Buy/sell contracts
- Mergers and sales to third parties on a taxable deferred or a tax free basis
- Stock options and restrictive stock plans for key employees
- Gifting and other family wealth transfer techniques, including installment sales, grantor retained annuity trust, and redemption
- Recapitalization to create preferred or non-voting shares, recapitalization to extract value or lock future appreciation
- Deferred compensation agreements
Attorney Dean Delforge uses his high understanding of business finance to facilitate the financial interests of his clients. Attorney Delforge can help you navigate laws which could adversely affect your business, including unfair trade practices law, bankruptcy, and securities laws.
Attorney Delforge’s background in finance law lies within the following:
- Revolving credit facilities
- Access to capital
- Project finance
- Defense of Unfair Trade Practice
Due to outside forces like industry change or general economic recession, businesses are forced to re-examine and restructure in order to survive. Our law office has provided help to numerous businesses over the last 10 to 15 years in the area of reorganization and debt restructuring. Available services include:
- Financial analysis
- Debt restructuring
- Workout negotiation and drafting of forbearance agreement
- Access to capital
- Negotiation of revolving credit facilities
Operation of a successful business often involves ownership of real estate which is ancillary to the business itself.
Attorney Delforge has helped numerous clients in the following areas:
- Real estate acquisition and disposition of real estate associated with business operations
- Environmental remediation
- Tax Deferred and Like Kind exchanges
Proper structuring and supervision of these non-tangential business assets is critical to the success of a good business operation. Attorney Delforge welcomes the opportunity in these areas in order to ensure your success.