Areas of Practice
NB Law’s dedicated corporate law team provides sophisticated legal advice to growing and established companies. We represent clients from entrepreneurs and emerging businesses to leading national and international corporations, to private equity and venture capital funds, in all industry sectors. We have extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters, ranging from general corporate counseling to mergers and acquisitions and structuring of investments in privately held companies.
Our client base is a diverse mix of entrepreneurs, privately-owned companies, strategic investors, venture capitalists and private equity funds. We actively represent both investors and companies in all stages of investment; from company and fund formation, to structuring angel investments, to venture financing and beyond. We are committed to helping each of our clients succeed.
Entrepreneurs and Emerging Companies
We love entrepreneurs! Just like many of our clients, we decided to leave large organizations and create an emerging company. We understand the mindset of those talented individuals who come up with new innovations and take risks to bring their ideas to market.
Our expertise extends from the basic formation of corporate structures to sophisticated exit planning strategies for maximizing the potential for a large sale transaction. We regularly represent both private companies and venture funds, from seed funding, to debt financing, to Series A and beyond venture fundraising transactions.
The NB Law team will help your emerging company prepare for the investor scrutiny required prior to an investment, protect its intellectual property, create the tools to attract and retain key employees and provide tax analysis and advice. We also understand the need for efficiency to limit the costs and fees associated with venture capital transactions so that you have more money in the business to expand your company.
Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions
NB Law knows that your company’s intellectual property and innovations are key assets. Don’t leave those assets at risk. Protect your work and your brand by enlisting NB Law. Our attorneys provide a range of counseling, transactional and other services related to intellectual property; whether your needs involve patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secrets, or crossover to other areas of the law. With NB Law’s extensive business and legal experience, our clients have the counsel and support their companies needs throughout the entire life cycle of these assets, from development and acquisition, to commercialization, licensing and monetization, to protection and disposition.
Mergers & Acquisitions
NB Law’s team of exceptional attorneys have experience in all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, roll-ups, minority interest acquisitions and joint ventures. We provide sophisticated counsel to both strategic and financial buyers and sellers.
Our M&A practice encompasses all aspects of the transaction including complex tax structure advice, employee benefits and executive compensation matters, intellectual property issues, corporate securities, finance matters and government regulatory issues. We focus on the individual goals of our clients in the transaction and structure the deals to maximize their benefits.
Private Equity and Venture Capital
NB Law’s private equity attorneys represent a wide range of private equity funds and portfolio companies operating throughout the world across many different industries. We help our clients by thoroughly evaluating prospective investment opportunities and acquisitions, including providing advice on structuring, negotiation, and drafting acquisition and financing agreements. Our team approach allows us to provide creative and effective legal solutions across all disciplines in order to serve our private equity funds clients and their portfolio companies.
Maryland Regulatory Practice
Our attorneys at NB Law are here to help you manage all of your Maryland regulatory needs, including structuring, documenting, and obtaining regulatory approvals required in connection with all your day-to-day business needs and transactions. Specifically, we represent a wide range of clients in connection with regulatory issues before the Maryland Insurance Administration. Led by Brett Lininger, MCM, the former Director of Government Relations Affairs for the Maryland Insurance Administration under Governor Robert Ehrlich and Commissioner Alfred Redmer, NB Law represents insurance clients in both day-to-day business and transactional matters.
At NB Law, our General Counsel attorneys build effective, collaborative and trust-based relationships with our business clients. We offer the benefits of regular access to an experienced General Counsel attorney who provides continuity of knowledge, strategic and tactical advice, and legal resource management without the overhead and commitment of hiring a full-time attorney or an in-house team.
Our government affairs practice is handled by our affiliate, Old Line Government Affairs, LLC. Old Line represents stakeholders before the Maryland State legislature to address legislative and budgetary issues of importance to them. Lawmaking is a complex and fluid process requiring experience, relationships, and credibility. Our team has a combined presence of over 70 years with backgrounds in the legislature, the executive branch, the private sector, and government affairs consultation. Our long-standing relationships with legislators from both parties, staff, State agency personnel, and stakeholders provide us with the necessary access within the legislative process.
To learn more about Old Line Government Affairs, please visit www.oldlinelobbying.com