CM Advocates can draw upon experience and full-service capabilities of our multi-disciplinary team of M&A, tax, competition law, corporate governance, labour and employment, regulatory compliance, banking and finance and other specialized areas as appropriate to help the client both assess the target company’s value and properly structure the transaction. Recognizing the unique business objectives and regulatory requirements of each client, our focus is to minimize risk, maximize return on investment and achieve our clients’ business goals.
Our lawyers combine deep legal skills with business acumen to identify problems and solve them innovatively. Regardless to whether we are representing a venture capital fund making an early stage investment or a private equity fund leading in a management buyout of a later-stage company or a seed-stage company contemplating accepting first time private capital, our approach is uniform – we anticipate our client’s needs and respond in a proactive, competent and responsive manner, with a sense of urgency that reflects the value CM Advocates places on client relationships.
The client centric approach enables us to provide our clients with exceptional service that draws on the diverse skills of our merger and acquisition, competition law, banking and finance, corporate governance, tax law, labour and employment, property law and real estate, environmental and intellectual property lawyers.
Our Clients include private equity funds, investment firms, banks, retirement funds, corporates, financial institutions, venture capital funds, pension funds, investors and organizations seeking investments, as well as founders and management teams seeking capital investors.
Our areas of work include; fund formation and structuring, buy-outs, acquisition financing, acquisitions and divestitures, co-investments, debt and equity investing, equity incentive plans, funds of funds, Governance structures, investors’ rights agreements, public listing, joint ventures, liquidity events, management agreements, management compensation, private placements, restructurings and reorganizations, search funds, seed investing, shareholder agreements, shareholder disputes, tax structuring, venture capital, exit strategy (public and private), IPOs and recapitalization.