PRACTICE AREAS

 

 

GENERAL CORPORATE PRACTICE

Our Corporate Transaction Practice stands out because of how we approach client matters. While we possess expertise that most reputable Wall Street law firms offer, our approach on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, corporate governance and general corporate matters differs based on our unique perspectives. BHW attorneys have worked on transactions with U.S. and offshore private equity investors and with U.S. and offshore portfolio companies, not a handful of times, but throughout their careers. BHW attorneys have also worked on corporate transactions as business principals, providing them a unique law firm perspective of a past business person providing legal guidance and advice.

Our experience ranges from corporate formation to initial capitalization to ongoing equity and debt investments to working with operating companies on all aspects of their day-to-day business operations and operating company agreements.

Our Corporate Transaction Practice stands out because of how we approach client matters. While we possess expertise that most reputable Wall Street law firms offer, our approach on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, corporate governance and general corporate matters differs based on our unique perspectives. BHW attorneys have worked on transactions with U.S. and offshore private equity investors and with U.S. and offshore portfolio companies, not a handful of times, but throughout their careers. BHW attorneys have also worked on corporate transactions as business principals, providing them a unique law firm perspective of a past business person providing legal guidance and advice.

Our experience ranges from corporate formation to initial capitalization to ongoing equity and debt investments to working with operating companies on all aspects of their day-to-day business operations and operating company agreements.

Our Corporate Transaction Practice stands out because of how we approach client matters. While we possess expertise that most reputable Wall Street law firms offer, our approach on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, corporate governance and general corporate matters differs based on our unique perspectives. BHW attorneys have worked on transactions with U.S. and offshore private equity investors and with U.S. and offshore portfolio companies, not a handful of times, but throughout their careers. BHW attorneys have also worked on corporate transactions as business principals, providing them a unique law firm perspective of a past business person providing legal guidance and advice.

Our experience ranges from corporate formation to initial capitalization to ongoing equity and debt investments to working with operating companies on all aspects of their day-to-day business operations and operating company agreements.

BHW affords private company capital providers and operating companies and management teams with boutique corporate legal services to support the legal needs of a private company investor or operating company throughout the business cycle of a company. Through its experience, BHW combines practical legal related business advice with legal risk identification and mitigation strategies to align with the client’s business goals. The Corporate Transaction Practice focus includes structuring, negotiating and documenting equity and debt capital investments in private companies by private equity investors.

BHW affords private company capital providers and operating companies and management teams with boutique corporate legal services to support the legal needs of a private company investor or operating company throughout the business cycle of a company. Through its experience, BHW combines practical legal related business advice with legal risk identification and mitigation strategies to align with the client’s business goals. The Corporate Transaction Practice focus includes structuring, negotiating and documenting equity and debt capital investments in private companies by private equity investors.

BHW affords private company capital providers and operating companies and management teams with boutique corporate legal services to support the legal needs of a private company investor or operating company throughout the business cycle of a company. Through its experience, BHW combines practical legal related business advice with legal risk identification and mitigation strategies to align with the client’s business goals. The Corporate Transaction Practice focus includes structuring, negotiating and documenting equity and debt capital investments in private companies by private equity investors.

BHW attorneys have experience with negotiating and drafting investment term sheets and documenting equity and debt financing agreements and related corporate governance documents, including subscription agreements, option agreements and investors’ rights agreements.

BHW attorneys have experience with negotiating and drafting investment term sheets and documenting equity and debt financing agreements and related corporate governance documents, including subscription agreements, option agreements and investors’ rights agreements.

BHW attorneys have experience with negotiating and drafting investment term sheets and documenting equity and debt financing agreements and related corporate governance documents, including subscription agreements, option agreements and investors’ rights agreements.

FINANCE PRACTICE

Whether you are a corporate borrower, real estate developer, private equity sponsor, a private credit provider or other market participant, BHW’s Finance Practice has the legal expertise across a broad spectrum of debt products, including acquisition financing, bridge loans, construction loans, term loans, first lien and second lien term loans, revolving credit facilities, asset finance, project finance and mezzanine financing.  Our understanding of finance options across products allows us to see issues across the capital structure and be more efficient in negotiating and executing financing transactions for clients.
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Our clients benefit from our deep experience in the structuring of a broad range of finance transactions and in a wider variety of financing markets. As transaction lawyers, BHW prides itself on driving the financing process to secure the best terms for our clients for the deal at hand. In particular, BHW works closely with borrowers and sponsors to develop the financing structure and strategy, including reviewing financing alternatives, managing the financing process and understanding how our clients’ business works to optimize the best chance to obtain financing on the most favorable terms.
Whether you are a corporate borrower, real estate developer, private equity sponsor, a private credit provider or other market participant, BHW’s Finance Practice has the legal expertise across a broad spectrum of debt products, including acquisition financing, bridge loans, construction loans, term loans, first lien and second lien term loans, revolving credit facilities, asset finance, project finance and mezzanine financing.  Our understanding of finance options across products allows us to see issues across the capital structure and be more efficient in negotiating and executing financing transactions for clients.
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Our clients benefit from our deep experience in the structuring of a broad range of finance transactions and in a wider variety of financing markets. As transaction lawyers, BHW prides itself on driving the financing process to secure the best terms for our clients for the deal at hand. In particular, BHW works closely with borrowers and sponsors to develop the financing structure and strategy, including reviewing financing alternatives, managing the financing process and understanding how our clients’ business works to optimize the best chance to obtain financing on the most favorable terms.
Whether you are a corporate borrower, real estate developer, private equity sponsor, a private credit provider or other market participant, BHW’s Finance Practice has the legal expertise across a broad spectrum of debt products, including acquisition financing, bridge loans, construction loans, term loans, first lien and second lien term loans, revolving credit facilities, asset finance, project finance and mezzanine financing.  Our understanding of finance options across products allows us to see issues across the capital structure and be more efficient in negotiating and executing financing transactions for clients.
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Our clients benefit from our deep experience in the structuring of a broad range of finance transactions and in a wider variety of financing markets. As transaction lawyers, BHW prides itself on driving the financing process to secure the best terms for our clients for the deal at hand. In particular, BHW works closely with borrowers and sponsors to develop the financing structure and strategy, including reviewing financing alternatives, managing the financing process and understanding how our clients’ business works to optimize the best chance to obtain financing on the most favorable terms.

REAL ESTATE PRACTICE

Clients rely on BHW Real Estate attorneys when they require the preparation, negotiation and review of documentation relating to all aspects of commercial, residential, acquisition, development, leasing and commercial lending—including real estate workouts. BHW’s practice also involves the formation and structuring of entities which purchase or operate real estate; including strategies for formation and development of operating agreements focused on real estate operation and development. In our real estate development practice, we focus on acquisition strategies and economic development incentives. We address contract issues concerning liability, such as representations, warranties, and indemnities, particularly with respect to transaction conditions and requirements. BHW’s real estate finance practice specializes in the funding of real estate projects with incentive-backed finance, including the use of federal, state and local tax credits, New Market Tax Credits, historic tax credits, and Opportunity Zone Fund finance. BHW also counsels clients on traditional real estate finance, including equity and debt stacks, mezzanine finance and development financing.

Clients rely on BHW Real Estate attorneys when they require the preparation, negotiation and review of documentation relating to all aspects of commercial, residential, acquisition, development, leasing and commercial lending—including real estate workouts. BHW’s practice also involves the formation and structuring of entities which purchase or operate real estate; including strategies for formation and development of operating agreements focused on real estate operation and development. In our real estate development practice, we focus on acquisition strategies and economic development incentives. We address contract issues concerning liability, such as representations, warranties, and indemnities, particularly with respect to transaction conditions and requirements. BHW’s real estate finance practice specializes in the funding of real estate projects with incentive-backed finance, including the use of federal, state and local tax credits, New Market Tax Credits, historic tax credits, and Opportunity Zone Fund finance. BHW also counsels clients on traditional real estate finance, including equity and debt stacks, mezzanine finance and development financing.

Clients rely on BHW Real Estate attorneys when they require the preparation, negotiation and review of documentation relating to all aspects of commercial, residential, acquisition, development, leasing and commercial lending—including real estate workouts. BHW’s practice also involves the formation and structuring of entities which purchase or operate real estate; including strategies for formation and development of operating agreements focused on real estate operation and development. In our real estate development practice, we focus on acquisition strategies and economic development incentives. We address contract issues concerning liability, such as representations, warranties, and indemnities, particularly with respect to transaction conditions and requirements. BHW’s real estate finance practice specializes in the funding of real estate projects with incentive-backed finance, including the use of federal, state and local tax credits, New Market Tax Credits, historic tax credits, and Opportunity Zone Fund finance. BHW also counsels clients on traditional real estate finance, including equity and debt stacks, mezzanine finance and development financing.

AFRICAN CORPORATE PRACTICE

The principals of BHW have unique and long standing relationships on the African continent allowing BHW’s African Corporate Practice to provide its African business clients with unparalleled insight and effectiveness in the execution of corporate transactions on the African continent. Founding Partner Paul Williams first lived in Africa as a third year visiting Yale student at the American University in Cairo Egypt and has travelled since in West Africa and East Africa. Founding Partner Michael Hatchett first visited the African continent in 1996 and has been interested in the geo-political and economic development of the continent ever since. Founding Partner Ron Brown first lived and worked in South Africa as a third year NYU law student doing anti-apartheid legal work in South Africa. All three BHW Founding Partners forged a life long love and commitment to the African continent, with each having been committed for years to leveraging their Wall Street legal experience and expertise to support corporate transactions on the African continent.

For more than twenty years, the BHW Founding Partners have represented clients based in Africa and in the United States on a wide range of corporate transactions across the African continent. African corporate transactions that have benefitted from substantive legal work of BHW lawyers are as diverse as funding small scale gold mines, setting up one of the continent’s largest country’s lottery businesses, to acting as global outside counsel to a multi-year and multi-billion dollar development real estate project.

The combination of BHW principals’ years of African corporate legal transaction experience and its current engagements provide BHW African corporate clients with the benefit of years of African transaction experience and up to date understanding of the current African transaction environment. BHW’s African corporate legal expertise is enhanced by its deep knowledge of regional legal structures, funding sources, business environments and a deep well of African relationships. BHW provides clients the unique opportunity to engage a New York City based corporate boutique law firm for sophisticated corporate African transactions.

The principals of BHW have unique and long standing relationships on the African continent allowing BHW’s African Corporate Practice to provide its African business clients with unparalleled insight and effectiveness in the execution of corporate transactions on the African continent. Founding Partner Paul Williams first lived in Africa as a third year visiting Yale student at the American University in Cairo Egypt and has travelled since in West Africa and East Africa. Founding Partner Michael Hatchett first visited the African continent in 1996 and has been interested in the geo-political and economic development of the continent ever since. Founding Partner Ron Brown first lived and worked in South Africa as a third year NYU law student doing anti-apartheid legal work in South Africa. All three BHW Founding Partners forged a life long love and commitment to the African continent, with each having been committed for years to leveraging their Wall Street legal experience and expertise to support corporate transactions on the African continent.

For more than twenty years, the BHW Founding Partners have represented clients based in Africa and in the United States on a wide range of corporate transactions across the African continent. African corporate transactions that have benefitted from substantive legal work of BHW lawyers are as diverse as funding small scale gold mines, setting up one of the continent’s largest country’s lottery businesses, to acting as global outside counsel to a multi-year and multi-billion dollar development real estate project.

The combination of BHW principals’ years of African corporate legal transaction experience and its current engagements provide BHW African corporate clients with the benefit of years of African transaction experience and up to date understanding of the current African transaction environment. BHW’s African corporate legal expertise is enhanced by its deep knowledge of regional legal structures, funding sources, business environments and a deep well of African relationships. BHW provides clients the unique opportunity to engage a New York City based corporate boutique law firm for sophisticated corporate African transactions.

The principals of BHW have unique and long standing relationships on the African continent allowing BHW’s African Corporate Practice to provide its African business clients with unparalleled insight and effectiveness in the execution of corporate transactions on the African continent. Founding Partner Paul Williams first lived in Africa as a third year visiting Yale student at the American University in Cairo Egypt and has travelled since in West Africa and East Africa. Founding Partner Michael Hatchett first visited the African continent in 1996 and has been interested in the geo-political and economic development of the continent ever since. Founding Partner Ron Brown first lived and worked in South Africa as a third year NYU law student doing anti-apartheid legal work in South Africa. All three BHW Founding Partners forged a life long love and commitment to the African continent, with each having been committed for years to leveraging their Wall Street legal experience and expertise to support corporate transactions on the African continent.

For more than twenty years, the BHW Founding Partners have represented clients based in Africa and in the United States on a wide range of corporate transactions across the African continent. African corporate transactions that have benefitted from substantive legal work of BHW lawyers are as diverse as funding small scale gold mines, setting up one of the continent’s largest country’s lottery businesses, to acting as global outside counsel to a multi-year and multi-billion dollar development real estate project.

The combination of BHW principals’ years of African corporate legal transaction experience and its current engagements provide BHW African corporate clients with the benefit of years of African transaction experience and up to date understanding of the current African transaction environment. BHW’s African corporate legal expertise is enhanced by its deep knowledge of regional legal structures, funding sources, business environments and a deep well of African relationships. BHW provides clients the unique opportunity to engage a New York City based corporate boutique law firm for sophisticated corporate African transactions.

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