Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Business and Corporate

Our firm provides counsel on corporate, business and securities law matters, including general business counseling, mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings and venture capital financing. He has extensive experience in business structuring and formations, serving as lead counsel in merger and acquisition transactions and assets and stock sales, and representing parties in venture capital and private equity transactions in a variety of industries. Mr. Schmidt also advises businesses and individuals in connection with corporate and shareholder governance matters and disputes. Mr. Schmidt serves as outside general counsel to multiple businesses providing general business counseling and handling general corporate law matters.

Real Estate and Title Matters

We represent developers, buyers and sellers in real property development, sales and leasing, and financing and borrowing activities. This practice encompasses commercial and residential property and includes a full range of closing and title insurance services so that the firm provides a comprehensive solution to any party in need of real estate counsel. Whether you are looking to purchase a vacant lot, construct a commercial building, or resolve a property dispute, we can help you with negotiating purchase and sale agreements, landlord/tenant disputes and closing real estate transactions.

Mr. Schmidt serves as general counsel to clients on day to day legal matters, assuming primary responsibility for their transactional requirements and serving as a liaison with outside counsel when other needs arise.

Banking

Our law firm represents banks, commercial finance companies, investors, investment banking firms, and a myriad of other entities in all phases of their lending businesses. This representation includes acting as counsel in your lending transactions, preparation of loan documentation and participation loan agreements, and formulation of financing strategies and concepts. We service lenders across all asset classes and under a broad array of terms. Mr. Schmidt’s interdisciplinary background provides an advantage to parties desiring to ensure compliance with the law and achieve the highest fidelity to their business objectives.

Tax Matters

Our tax practice complements our other practice areas and offers a valuable solution to parties seeking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal and tax consequences of their decisions. Mr. Schmidt advises U.S. and non-U.S. foreign nationals in a wide range of compliance matters which allow them to conduct their operations in the most tax efficient manner possible. This representation includes voluntary disclosure matters, business planning such as structuring tax free reorganizations, advising borrowers and lenders on transactions involving New Markets Tax Credits, rendering tax opinions, and providing a range of advice on federal and state income tax matters. In our compliance practice, we offer a full array of tax form preparation services.  Mr. Schmidt represents client before tax authorities in controversies, audits, compliance examinations, appeals and protests.