The Calkins Law Firm represents the unique needs of private equity funds in the financing, acquisition, operation, and ultimate disposition of their portfolio investments. Our private equity clients include traditional sponsors, family offices, and independent sponsors managing substantial dollars. We have vast experience in mergers, acquisitions, and senior and subordinate financing and restructuring.
Unlike many national firms, The Calkins Law Firm, Ltd. is involved in all aspects of the transaction on a day-to-day basis. We represent clients in nearly every industry vertical, and we are particularly knowledgeable about the manufacturing business services, automotive, financial services, construction, healthcare, specialty chemicals, housing/building products, direct-to-consumer marketing, and aerospace sectors.
At the acquisition/investment stage, we assist our clients in setting goals that align the operational, economic, accounting, tax, and regulatory needs of the situation. We have extensive experience in all aspects of an acquisition/investment transaction.
The Calkins Law Firm provides ongoing counsel to the portfolio companies of our private equity clients during the term of investment, including general legal counseling, corporate governance matters, add-on acquisitions, and divestitures. Our attorneys have represented many significant privately held companies. This experience enables us to provide portfolio company counseling in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
As important as it is to find a good investment, it is equally important to implement an effective exit strategy. Our experience includes a full spectrum of exit transactions, and we assist our private equity clients in recapitalizations, merges and consolidations, asset sales, stock sales, etc. Our advice begins at the investment stage of the transaction, and, during the exit transaction, we address negotiation and transaction strategy, structure, indemnity risks, and legal compliance with securities, corporate, and other laws.
The Calkins Law Firm has experience in the formation of private equity funds with diverse investment strategies. These funds operate at the intersection of numerous laws and regulations.