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Corporate and Finance

JS Barney's practice encompasses a broad range of transactional activities for the formation and regulation of businesses. This includes:
  • Business entity formation: partnerships, limited liability companies and S corporations
  • Private equity investments
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Spin-offs and Start-ups
  • Joint ventures
  • Reorganizations & restructuring
  • Distribution and agency relations
  • Employment and executive compensation
  • Shareholder relations and business succession
  • Refinancing and strategic alliances including outsourcing relationships
Case Studies

Client: Large software company

Issue: JS Barney provided advice regarding the acquisition of a competing foreign owned and operated software company relating to the U. S. Company operating in the foreign jurisdiction, and integration of the work force.

Resolution: The companies successfully merged and the U. S. Company successfully retained the foreign employees. Success.


Client: Large technology company Spin-off

Issue: Employees retained JS Barney to assist in the formation and business planning for a new fabless semiconductor company emerging from the large technology company.

Resolution: JS Barney provided advice and services for the legal issues of the new company including formation documents, shareholder agreements, employment agreements, investment documentation for angel and venture capital, vendor and consulting arrangements, and customer contracts. Success.


Client: Consumer device company

Issue: U. S. start-up required overseas design and manufacturing of consumer product.

Resolution: JS Barney assisted in the negotiations and documentation of the design and engineering service, product development and testing, as well as the large scale manufacturing of the product. Success.


Client: Early stage engineering service company

Issue: Client had engineering expertise but lacked business experience in dealing with large technology customers.

Resolution: JS Barney assisted client in developing a plan and process for approaching and negotiating engineering services agreements with large corporate customers. JS Barney then assisted in the negotiations of its first feasibility study with a large wireless company and with subsequent service contracts for design and engineering services that allowed the client to reserve for itself certain IP rights. Success.


Client: Marketing Company

Issue: Client had contract opportunity with large brand name FMCG Company.

Resolution: JS Barney assisted client in developing contract services and licensing agreements with major media company that protected the client from certain liabilities and allowed the client to retain certain IP rights. Success.

Case Studies are for illustration purposes only. Your results may vary and success cannot be guaranteed.

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