Your Entrepreneurial Passion is our Passion

Moye White represents companies through all stages of the corporate life cycle, from inception through monetization of intellectual and other property, to debt/equity financing and ultimately to succession planning and exit. 

Our attorneys become deeply knowledgeable about your business, acting more like a member of your management team than “outside counsel.” We provide services in a wide range of corporate and transactional matters critical to your company’s strategic growth, governance, promotion and protection of intellectual innovation, development of talent, and creation and restructuring of corporate organizational structure.

  • We understand today’s business landscape and the multitude of legal issues that you, as a private business, may face time and again. 
  • We are problem solvers, focusing on providing substantive, yet pragmatic advice — not only answering the legal question, but suggesting strategies for implementing the solution in the business environment. 
  • We advise on structuring and implementation, private securities matters, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. We handle a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including angel, family office and venture financing, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and reorganizations, strategic relationships, and joint ventures.

We advise clients on a range of issues, including:

  • Incorporation, entity formation, and implementation of key documentation
  • Corporate governance, including board members and management
  • LLC operating agreements; shareholder agreements and member rights
  • Financing strategies; angel, venture, and family office investments; pro-forma capitalization tables for financing
  • Developing employee and independent contractor agreements, as well as stock options, restricted stock, and incentive plans as well as bonus programs
  • Maximizing your tax benefits from formation and through growth
  • Strategic commercialization of your intellectual property and its protection
  • License agreements, cloud computing agreements, customer, vendor, and supplier agreements
  • Strategic agreements with third parties
  • Growth through acquisition
  • Exit strategies, including the sale of the company, corporate spin-outs, equity rollovers, reorganization, or various combinations of the above
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Regulatory compliance, including data privacy and related compliance

Financing Your Company

Financing your company can be a challenge, so our lawyers are here to strategize the capital raise with you and assist you in closing the necessary capital to focus on growing your business.

Our private securities practice encompasses a broad range of transactions, including seed financing, growth, and later-stage financings, private acquisitions, senior debt financings, portfolio company transactions, and venture capital.

Venture capital investors usually invest during the early stages of the business lifecycle in the form of seed funding. If you are a startup or emerging company with promising growth potential, then this strategy for capital formation can turn that predicted success into a reality.

We provide legal advice that adds value to transactions and brings clarity to the full range of your investment options. We understand that each transaction is different and contains unique challenges. Our goal is to minimize your liabilities and set you up for success.  

We’ll work seamlessly with you to perform due diligence and analyze the transaction in terms of execution risk and post-closing risk. Our multi-disciplinary team of attorneys carefully review the transaction for corporate, securities, tax, employee, intellectual property, and regulatory considerations. 

Exit Strategies to Make the Most of Growing or Selling Your Business

Our team advises companies on exit and acquisition strategies for both buy-side and sell-side transactions. We have completed transactions with companies of all sizes, from middle-market to Fortune 100. Each transaction is designed to achieve and protect your immediate objectives and long-term strategic goals. We engage a multi-disciplinary team to address the full range of issues you may encounter — including corporate, securities, tax, employee benefits, and intellectual property considerations. Our extensive experience gives us the ability to analyze complex transactions, propose deal-oriented solutions, and negotiate successful outcomes.

One of our partners is a CEPA certified exit planner and can assist you with developing an exit timetable and milestone plan for your business.

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A sample list of our experience includes:

  • Representation of technology start-up in convertible debt from SalesForce.
  • Representation of a healthcare technology company as it raised $21 million through debt and equity financing.
  • Representation of a Fintech company in sale to Fiserv in excess of $100 million.
  • Representation of healthcare business in multi-million-dollar sale to stock to key professionals in the business under IRS Section 338(H)(10) structure.
  • Representation of a company in the banking services industry in a $100 million sale transaction involving bank-related software.
  • Representation of operating founders in sale of managed network company to private equity; representation since formation; all tax structuring, counseling and negotiation of all aspects of deal in excess of $43 million.
  • Representation of innovative SaaS business for live theatre using gaming technology funding via SAFE contracts.
  • Representation of an IT services company in a sale valued at $50 million.
  • Representation of a private equity-owned company in sale of pharma business to a strategic buyer for $27 million.
  • Representation of an IT company with a business acquisition valued at $8.4 million
  • Representation of a Brazil-based enterprise software development company in purchase of US-based services business focused on the Fintech market.
  • Representation of an interactive services agency in the sale of its business to a global architectural facility development company for a multi-million sale price plus an earn-out.
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Patrick R. Akers

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsLitigation

J. David Arkell

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionConstructionLitigationAdvanced Energy

Jack W. Berryhill

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionLitigation

Allen N. Bradley

Attorney

Business and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesTaxTrusts and EstatesAdvanced EnergySoftware and TechnologySustainability

Caleena S. Braig

Vice-Chair, Litigation Section

Business and CorporateEmploymentLitigation

James R. Cage

Attorney

ConstructionEmploymentIntellectual PropertyLitigationFinancial ServicesInsurance

Vikrama S. Chandrashekar

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsLitigationAdvanced EnergyBrewing and DistillingMedia and Entertainment

Frederic K. “Jerry” Conover

Of Counsel

Alternative Dispute ResolutionLitigation

Rebecca B. DeCook

Attorney

Administrative LawEmploymentLitigationPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalAdvanced EnergyCommunications

Matt Dillman

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Keely C. Downs

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingMultifamily, Planned Communities, Condos, and HousingReal EstateAdvanced EnergySustainability

Georginne Dudash

Attorney

Real Estate

Andrew T. Flynn

Attorney

ConstructionEmploymentIntellectual PropertyLitigationReal EstateInsurance

Paul R. Franke, III

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesLitigationPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalReal EstateCommunicationsFinancial Services

Heidi J. Gassman

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionReal EstateTrusts and Estates

Rebecca B. Givens

Chair, Real Estate Section

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesReal Estate

Steven J. Gockley

Attorney

ConstructionReal Estate

Garrett Graff

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateBrewing and DistillingFood and BeverageManufacturing

Scott P. Greiner

Attorney

Business and CorporateTaxTrusts and Estates

Arthur K. Griffin

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal EstateBrewing and Distilling

Lynne M. Hanson

Attorney

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalFinancial ServicesFood and Beverage

Jordan E. Helton

Attorney

Litigation

Nick R. Herrick

Attorney

ConstructionEmploymentLitigationInsurance

Allison M. Hester

Attorney

Intellectual PropertyLitigation

Patrick J. Hickey

Attorney

EmploymentFinance and SecuritiesLitigationReal EstateAdvanced Energy

Yasaman H. Hosseini

Attorney

Business and CorporateInternational Transactions and Dispute ResolutionMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalReal EstateTrusts and EstatesAdvanced Energy

Paul W. Jordan

Attorney

Law Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityLitigationInsurance

Danielle M. Kane

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionReal EstateSustainability

Kole W. Kelley

Attorney

Administrative LawReal EstateAdvanced Energy

John W. Kellogg

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesAdvanced EnergyManufacturingBlockchain Technology

David A. Laird

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsCommercial and Real Estate LendingConstructionLitigationReal EstateFinancial Services

Jennifer Knight Lang

Attorney

ConstructionLitigationReal EstateInsurance

Lilly G. Lentz

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionConstructionEmploymentLitigation

Chris Levkulich

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsMultifamily, Planned Communities, Condos, and HousingReal EstateTaxTrusts and Estates

Eric B. Liebman

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsConstructionEmploymentFinance and SecuritiesLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityLitigationReal EstateTrusts and EstatesAdvanced EnergyFinancial ServicesInsurance

Thomas M. List

Attorney

Commercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionEmploymentLitigationReal Estate

Charles F. Luce, Jr.

Attorney

Intellectual PropertyLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilitySoftware and Technology

Joseph W. Mark

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionBusiness and CorporateLitigation

Courtney A. McShane

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Jason T. Moilanen

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

John E. Moye

In Memoriam

Dean Nakayama

Chief Operating Officer

Edwin A. Naylor

Vice-Chair, Business Section

Business and CorporateIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsManufacturing

Elizabeth G. Penn

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging Companies

Merc Pittinos

Managing Partner

Commercial and Real Estate LendingLitigationReal Estate

Tasha J. Power

Attorney

Commercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Alexandra Renes

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionReal Estate

Dean Richardson

Chair, Litigation Section

Franchise and DistributionLitigationReal Estate

Zaki Robbins

Chair, Business Section

Business and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalAdvanced Energy

Nikki Roberts

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal EstateFinancial Services

Chris W. Scolari

Attorney

Trusts and EstatesAdvanced Energy

Tanya A. Sevy

Attorney

Administrative LawConstructionEmploymentLitigation

Michael R. Siavage

Of Counsel

Business and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesSoftware and Technology

Timothy M. Swanson

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsCommercial and Real Estate LendingLitigationFinancial Services

Nicholas H. Thompson

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsTrusts and Estates

Jake J. Tiernan

Vice-Chair, Real Estate Section

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal EstateBrewing and Distilling

Tanner J. Walls

Vice-Chair, Litigation Section

Administrative LawCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentEmploymentLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityLitigationLaw Firms and Lawyers

Daniel C. Wennogle

Attorney

ConstructionLitigationReal Estate

Edward D. (Ted) White

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionBusiness and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesReal EstateAdvanced EnergyFinancial ServicesSustainability

Jana Willsey

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentMultifamily, Planned Communities, Condos, and Housing

Mark W. Yoder

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionEmploymentFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalReal Estate

Tami York

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial Real Estate LeasingConstruction