Brody Wilkinson’s Business Group represents a diverse group of clients in a range of services from entity formation to daily business operations to complex commercial transactions.
Our clients include privately held businesses, family offices, financial institutions, real estate developers and investors, public companies with specialized needs, health care providers, entrepreneurs and charitable organizations. We assist these clients in areas such as financing, contracts, taxation, lending, workouts and reorganizations, business disputes, commercial real estate investment, employment and employee benefits.
We act as general counsel to many clients and, as such, coordinate and handle all legal needs throughout the lifecycle of the business, including choice of business entity, key contracts with third parties, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and transactions with third-party lenders and investors, such as venture capital and private equity firms. In addition, the firm serves as local counsel to out-of-state companies and law firms on Connecticut-oriented commercial transactions in such areas as mergers and acquisitions and lending.
The Business Group is particularly adept at serving the special needs of closely held and family businesses. For these clients, we collaborate with our experienced trusts and estates attorneys to create sophisticated legal strategies designed to both obtain and preserve wealth. We also counsel these clients with respect to business succession planning. Entrepreneurs benefit greatly from the strong working relationship between the firm’s Business, Dispute Resolution and Trusts & Estates Groups as the inception and development of a business presents unique planning opportunities.
While the majority of our clients are based in Fairfield County, throughout Connecticut and New York (where several of our attorneys are admitted to practice), our geographic reach extends beyond these borders when necessary. For example, Brody Wilkinson is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, an alliance of small- to mid-sized firms committed to excellence in the practice of law. The Primerus affiliation gives us access to excellent legal resources in other jurisdictions ensuring that our clients’ needs may be handled efficiently throughout the United States and in Europe, Central America and Asia.