Corporate & Securities

Cooper advises a wide variety of public and private companies, from high-tech start-ups to established companies with over 100 years of operating history. Our lawyers counsel companies in all aspects of their growth and development, including corporate securities and finance, structuring decisions, negotiating the merger, acquisition and sale of businesses, taxation, and advising corporate clients on senior management decisions. We regularly advise clients on issues of corporate governance and the legal risks and benefits of transactions, often acting as general counsel.  Some recent transactions have included:

  • Sale of software and online publishing assets
  • Purchase/sale of multi-state landfill methane systems
  • Sales of advertising business
  • Consolidation and sale of national online educational company
  • Acquisition of Canadian supplier
  • Sale and purchase of San Francisco,CA restaurant businesses
  • Venture capital purchases of stock
  • Chinese manufacturing facility and import/export
  • Digital infrastructure procurement and construction
  • Project financing on behalf of lenders and borrowers 
  • Hyrdoelectric project finance for new power plant and bond finance
  • Purchase of consumer products manufacturer
  • Sale of Oakland, CA office/retail business complex
  • Sale of San Francisco and Oakland, CA hotels
  • Senior financing for national retail chain
  • Purchase of theatre assets
  • Phone company buyout of family shareholders
  • Sale of Cellular phone service and licenses
  • Purchase of cultural center/art gallery
  • Purchase of construction business
  • Merger of online security company
  • Earnout and purchase of technology company
  • In-house venture capital/biotech incubator
  • Sale of corporation to Employee Stock Ownership Trust
  • Multi-million dollar term and revolver loan to a multi-state grocery chain
  • Equipment lease financing of mining equipment 
We also advise our clients on a wide range of securities matters at both the state and federal level. We assist our corporate clients with internal investigations, compliance, and self-reporting matters, and are experienced in the preparation of registration statements, periodic disclosure filings, officer and director filings, and stock exchange compliance materials in connection with "Blue-Sky" laws and Regulation D private placements.

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