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Business/General Corporate

Nutter has a substantial business practice, representing a broad spectrum of clients, including major, publicly-held corporations, family-owned and other privately-held companies, institutions, and emerging companies.

Our practice

  • Public offerings
  • Private placements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • SEC reporting
  • Investor communications
  • Trading on inside information
  • Investment advisors

Mergers and acquisitions

Business planning and organization

  • Business formation and organization
  • Restructuring
  • Stock transfer restrictions
  • Buy-out agreements
  • Business succession planning

Emerging companies

  • Financing through venture capital, corporate finance
  • Technology protection and licensing
  • Executive compensation, employee incentives
  • International transactions

High technology

  • Internet law
  • Copyright and trademark registration and licensing
  • Proprietary information advice and agreements
  • Publishing law advice and agreements
  • Software protection and licensing

Hedge funds

  • Fund establishment
  • Ongoing business, organizational, and trading and compliance issues
  • Private placement investments


  • Public and private debt and equity offerings
  • Sale and leaseback transactions
  • Equipment leasing
  • Real estate syndications
  • Municipal bond financings

Banking and financial services

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Reorganizations, including mutual holding companies
  • Mutual-to-stock conversions
  • Bank formations and comparative charter analysis
  • Assistance with new products and services, including insurance, securities, trust services, collective investment and common trust funds
  • Corporate and regulatory
  • Compliance
  • Loan structuring, negotiation and documentation
  • Creditors' rights and loan workouts
  • Equipment leasing
  • Public finance

Commercial law

  • Workouts
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Creditor and debtor rightss
  • Uniform Commercial Code transactions

Health care

  • Licensing and certification
  • Reimbursement and payment arrangements
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Medical privacy
  • Antitrust issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Governance

Institutional lenders

  • Loan transactions
  • Bank operations, mergers, conversions, and regulatory approvals

Intellectual property

  • Development, protection and exploitation of proprietary rights
  • Preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications
  • Licensing, copyrights, trade secrets, and proprietary services

Executive compensation and employment agreements

Nonprofit organizations

  • Structural matters
  • Fund raising issues and financing
  • Revenue-generating and investment activities
  • Employment matters
  • Governance

Corporate trustee services

Public finance

Public law

  • Strategic planning where business intersects with public policy
  • Advice on legislation