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Overview

Connell Foley’s Corporate and Business Law practice provides highly effective and cost-efficient corporate counsel to a broad spectrum of clients. From nascent startups to publicly traded corporations and closely held family businesses, our clients span multiple sectors, including banking and financial services, pharmaceuticals, insurance, medical, manufacturing, education, utilities and construction. We also advise individuals, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations. For all clients, we immerse ourselves in the intricacies of the client’s company to provide tailored and practical legal services at every stage of the business lifecycle.

With a focus on each client’s business goals and interests, our lawyers provide clear, action-oriented legal advice for virtually all corporate situations. This includes:

  • Business formation and counseling
  • Capitalization
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business divorce
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Corporate governance
  • Succession planning

As experienced corporate lawyers, our goal is to help businesses anticipate and manage legal issues, while also capitalizing on opportunities. We regularly assist with shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, operating agreements and succession planning. We are also adept at negotiating, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts, and we handle all manner of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, dissolutions, corporate governance, executive compensation, and employment and competition agreements, including restrictive covenants.

In addition to handling complex transactions for some of the largest corporations in the world, Connell Foley lawyers assist entrepreneurs and start-ups by serving as outside general counsel and by augmenting in-house capabilities.

As a result of the firm’s broad range of practice areas, many of our Corporate and Business Law team members also have extensive experience in banking, construction and real estate law, giving us an intimate perspective on the challenges our clients face. When needed, our accomplished trial lawyers as well as those focusing on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights round out the team and assist in litigating cases at all levels of federal and state court, as well as in arbitrations.

Representative Experience

Notable matters include the representation of:

  • The owner of a large automobile dealership in its sale to General Motors Corporation
  • The purchaser in a leveraged buy-out of a major consumer products division of a Fortune 100 corporation
  • A Fortune 500 client’s acquisition of a resins operation from a large chemical company
  • A buyer in acquisition of stock of seller (and related real estate development) engaged in business of bus repair and maintenance, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • A lender in connection with credit facility to America’s largest flag maker
  • An individual shareholder in sale of stock (and partnership interests in real estate affiliate) of family-owned closely held business
  • A privately owned multinational company as Special Counsel in connection with One Billion Dollar Note Offering
  • A physician group in connection with the formation, licensing, construction, and operation of state of the art ambulatory surgical center
  • A tax-exempt higher education borrower in connection with $74,100,000 tax exempt bond issuance through the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority
  • A seller in connection with the sale of assets of a lumber yard to a regional lumber company
  • A seller in connection with the sale of assets of a specialty contracting company
  • A buyer in connection with the purchase of 6.5-acre undeveloped Palisades Park, New Jersey, parcel out of Bankruptcy Court Exempt Bonds
  • A privately held company in connection with a corporate and financial restructuring and initial public offering
  • A major New Jersey racetrack in connection with both an acquisition and subsequent sale
  • A major corporation in connection with its issuance of $66 million in certificates of participation for the construction of its New Jersey headquarters
  • A major privately owned real estate developer in connection with a merger into a publicly traded real estate investment trust
  • An air cargo facility at Newark Liberty International Airport in connection with its tax-exempt bond financing
  • The purchaser of a major recycling facility in West Virginia
  • A publicly held retail food franchisor in connection with its tax-exempt bond financing
  • A rail station property owner in connection with the construction of office towers, hotels, and retail space totaling approximately 3.7 million square feet
  • The New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority in connection with a mixed-use rehabilitation and development project
  • The Audit Committee of a public company with respect to minority shareholder protection and compliance

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