Business Transactions

The cornerstones of any successful business are its assets, relationships, transactions and financial strength. Securing and leveraging each requires careful business planning and strategic deal structuring.
 
Since the firm’s inception 125 years ago, Best Best & Krieger LLP has advised on and handled business transactions for nonprofits, entrepreneurs, privately owned and closely held businesses, and large companies with national and international operations. Our clients are from a wide variety of industries, including biomedical, aerospace, manufacturing, retail, technology and telecommunications, medical and other professional services, construction, automotive, agribusiness, real estate, and many others. We offer counsel throughout our clients’ business lifecycle, from pre-formation considerations through all growth stages, including succession planning and sale.
 
BB&K attorneys are available and responsive when clients need us, and we pride ourselves on offering personal service and outstanding attention to detail at affordable rates. Drawing on the experience of practitioners throughout the firm, we ensure that specific legal, regulatory, subject matter and industry knowledge inform our clients’ business deals.
 
Comprehensive Guidance & Service
Routinely negotiating deals opposite some of world’s largest law firms, BB&K lawyers prepare, structure, close and enforce transactions integral to our clients’ business success. These include:

  • Business operations, maintenance and management agreements
  • Construction contracts
  • E-commerce agreements
  • Employment, consultant and outsourcing agreements, as well as nondisclosure and noncompetition agreements and union contracts
  • Executive compensation arrangements
  • Equipment leases
  • Financing arrangements, including all types of acquisition finance, equity and debt finance and project finance, and all lender/borrower agreements
  • Government contracts
  • Insurance coverage and indemnification agreements
  • Intellectual property licensing and R&D sharing/collaboration agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Real estate acquisition, development-related leasing and sales agreements, easements and rights of way
  • Shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Restructurings and reorganizations
  • Vendor, supplier and distribution contracts
  • Technology transactions


We also assist in due diligence investigations, development of standard terms and conditions for the sale of goods and services, and valuation of asset and businesses for acquisitions, sales and workouts.
 
Further, our attorneys provide strategic guidance regarding corporate governance concerns, tax, risk management, corporate securities issues, reporting requirements and regulatory compliance, environmental, antitrust and other regulatory restrictions, and many other issues that may impact a transaction. When disputes arise, our business litigators represent clients in courts at all levels, as well as in arbitrations, mediations and settlement negotiations.

Mark A. Easter

Mark A. Easter

Partner

(951) 826-8237

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Margaret A. Hosking

Margaret A. Hosking

Partner

(951) 826-8359

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate
Todd R. Leishman

Todd R. Leishman

Of Counsel

(949) 263-6576

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Patrick Monroe

Patrick Monroe

Of Counsel

(619) 525-1329

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions | Tax
Glen W. Price

Glen W. Price

Partner

(951) 826-8314

Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Intellectual Property | Real Estate | Renewable Energy | Special Districts
D. Brian Reider

D. Brian Reider

Partner

(909) 466-4908

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Labor & Employment | Real Estate
George M. Reyes

George M. Reyes

Partner

(951) 826-8341

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions
William E. Robinson

William E. Robinson

Partner

(916) 551-2093

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Labor & Employment | Real Estate
Cathy Deubel Salenko

Cathy Deubel Salenko

Partner

(916) 551-2092

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Health Care | Mergers & Acquisitions | Municipal
John D. Wahlin

John D. Wahlin

Partner

(951) 826-8313

Areas of Focus: Business | Labor & Employment | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Tax | Trusts & Estates
Randi Walseth

Randi Walseth

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8369

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions
Joyce Zimmerman

Joyce Zimmerman

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8361

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Mergers & Acquisitions | Tax

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