Corporate & Securities

When it comes to growing your business, it’s crucial to have solid legal counsel advising you based on experience and insight. Mintz Levin takes your business matters as seriously as you do because your business is our business. With practical business and legal acumen, we have represented US and international clients in thousands of public and private financings and mergers and acquisitions. 

We have extensive experience in all stages of the capital-raising process, from start-up funding, to initial public offerings, to continuing debt and equity finance needs, including private placements and public offerings. We can advise you on how to keep your business healthy by working to structure solid licensing or partnership arrangements. When the time is right, we can also assist you with a merger or acquisition, starting with the initial structuring and negotiation through implementation and post closing.

Quick Facts

  • National Tier 1 ranking for Corporate Law – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" (2017)
  • Mergers and acquisitions transactions with an aggregate deal value of over $26 billion since 2014
  • Capital markets transactions with an aggregate deal value of over $5.8 billion since 2014
  • Venture capital transactions with an aggregate deal value of over $2 billion since 2014
  • Licensing and collaboration transactions with an aggregate deal value of over $2 billion since 2014

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R.J. Lyman

R.J. Lyman

ML Strategies - Senior Advisor
Special Counsel

Case Study: Synata Bio Wins Bankruptcy Auction for Kansas Ethanol Plant

Attorneys from our Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Real Estate and Corporate & Securities practices collaborated to represent Synata Bio, Inc., a bio-based renewable energy company, as the winning bidder in a bankruptcy auction of a cellulosic ethanol plant and electricity cogeneration facility in Hugoton, Kansas. The seller, a subsidiary of Spanish company Abengoa S.A., is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

To facilitate the $48.5 million deal, the Mintz Levin team negotiated the asset purchase agreement, prepared Synata’s winning bid package, and spearheaded a complicated real estate due diligence process. Attorneys also attended the 14-hour auction and counseled Synata on how to effectively compete against the stalking horse bidder, Shell Oil Company. In addition, the firm represented Synata at the subsequent sale hearing in bankruptcy court. With Mintz Levin’s assistance, Synata closed the deal a week and a half after the bankruptcy court approved the sale.

The acquisition of the facility, ideally located for Synata’s purposes, will allow the company to commercialize the technology it purchased from Coskata in another distressed asset sale in which Synata also was represented by Mintz Levin.

Firm Handles Sale of Longtime Client Seventh Generation

In October, attorneys from Mintz Levin completed the sale of Seventh Generation, Inc. to Unilever.  A pioneer in corporate responsibility and sustainable product innovations, Seventh Generation has a comprehensive household cleaning and baby care product portfolio and a distribution network including grocery, natural foods, mass merchandise and e-commerce channels.  Mintz Levin has worked with the company since its early beginnings as a catalog company selling niche “green” products and has been by its side, providing counsel, as it has grown to a leading brand of environmentally friendly household cleaning products.

Clients We Serve

  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Individual entrepreneurs
  • Investment companies, including public and private funds and their managers
  • Middle market companies
  • Multinational companies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public and private companies
  • Start-ups and emerging companies
  • Trade associations

Representative Clients

  • Alphatec Holdings, Inc.
  • American Well
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • CAST Software
  • Catamaran Corp.
  • DW Healthcare Partners
  • EnerNOC
  • HealthpointCapital
  • Informa USA, Inc.
  • Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc.
  • NTT Data, Inc.
  • Partners Benefit Group
  • T-Mobile USA, Inc.