Corporate & Securities

A proper corporate structure and compliance with securities regulations is critical for renewable and cleantech companies of any size, and can impact future sales and investment opportunities. We advise clients ranging from sole proprietors to publicly traded corporations on the ideal business structure for their deals, and ensure that the resulting companies are properly formed and protect their interests. We assist clients with business formation, project finance, corporate financings, mergers and acquisitions. We routinely advise management and directors on corporate law issues and develop corporate strategies that are practical and cost effective, and minimize accounting and filing costs.

Regarding securities, we advise clients on securities laws issues involved in their capital raising activities, including SEC Regulation D, Regulation A+ and the new Regulation Crowdfunding. For clients that engage us under an Outside In-House Counsel rate plan, we provide a complementary Corporate Legal Audit.


  • Company organization & structuring
  • Corporate securities
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Employment contracts
  • General counsel services (“outside in-house”)
  • Forming business entities
  • Drafting articles, bylaws, operating agreements, and resolutions
  • Drafting joint venture agreements
  • Researching corporate law issues, including minority shareholder protection
  • Securities offerings
  • Investment funds
  • Venture capital financing agreements
  • Technology protection and licensing
  • Executive compensation
  • Debt financing
  • Counseling Boards
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Franchising
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • International transactions
  • Commercial contracts
  • Tax planning
  • Commercial lending and banking transactions
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies and requirements

Representative Matters:

  • Formation and capitalization of corporate entities
  • Structuring of project portfolios
  • Advising on Delaware corporate structures (including series LLCs)
  • Formation of investment vehicles
  • Formation of project special purpose entities
  • Drafting and filing SEC Form 1A and CF
  • Advising clients on SEC securities and broker dealer regulations
  • Drafting and negotiating venture investment and preferred equity documentation
  • Structuring and documenting flip and sale-leaseback transactions
  • Advising new and high-growth cleantech companies with organizational legal matters, financing, intellectual property protection and ongoing business counseling
  • Advising on SEC matters, corporate governance and securities transactional activities
  • Assisting companies with financing, technology licensing, intellectual property protection, and regulatory compliance
  • Serving as “outside in-house counsel” for leading renewable energy companies