Carpenter and Berger, PL Attorneys at Law Ft Lauderdale and Miami
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BUSINESS FORMATION AND BUSINESS COUNSELING

Our firm has a vast amount of experience helping entrepreneurs form their businesses.  We will help you select the appropriate business entity for your enterprise.  Our firm has experience forming domestic and foreign corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and all forms of joint ventures.

We act as outside general counsel for numerous small and medium-sized business.  As outside general counsel, we routinely prepare and/or review numerous types of corporate agreements such as domestic and international sales and distribution agreements, government bids, proposals and procurement, asset and stock purchase agreements, mergers and other combinations and reorganizations, insurance agreements, leases and other real estate related agreements, and a variety of other commercial agreements.

We also prepare and/or review many types of internal business agreements such as shareholder, management, employment, consulting, stock option, partnership, non-compete, LLC operating agreements, as well as corporate governance documents such as articles of incorporation and bylaws.

The firm also drafts, reviews and negotiates all forms of loans and corporate and business financing transactions including real estate loans, inventory/asset-based loans and factoring arrangements.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, PRIVATE EQUITY, VENTURE CAPITAL, BANKING AND FINANCE

The firm handles a variety of  merger and acquisition and other related business financing arrangements.  Firm lawyers have successfully negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars in equipment leasing transactions and managed a highly profitable captive-leasing program that originated in excess of $1 billion dollars worth of equipment leases.  Firm lawyers have also successfully completed in excess of 50 technology acquisitions or divestitures and have structured, negotiated and closed in excess of 20 technology transfer and development agreements in the US, EU, Korea, Taiwan, China, Brazil and Argentina. 

 
REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

Our firm’s real estate finance & development practice has experience in the following areas: corporate real estate services, including leasing and acquisition and development programs for clients with sizable real estate holdings and needs; finance; acquisitions and dispositions; joint ventures; complex multiuse projects; public/private partnerships; land development and construction; and, the strategic planning and asset analysis that goes along with real estate focused transactions.

TECHNOLOGY RELATED TRANSACTIONS

We are counsel to technology companies and technology driven product and services companies; counsel to organizations in technology centered transactions such as technology acquisition and outsourcing arrangements.

We have extensive experience in the representation of clients in hardware and software development, data communications, telecommunications, information processing, and related industries with a particular focus on the domestic and international operations of manufacturing, service and data/telecommunications/ Internet related companies.

LITIGATION MANAGEMENT

Our firm does not generally undertake litigation engagements from our clients.  However, both Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Berger have litigation experience and provide litigation management services to their business clients by supervising litigation matters being handled by other outside law firms.  The firm has established relationships with sole practitioners, specialists, consultants, boutique firms and law firms on a local, state, national and international level that enable us to provide cost effective service to our clients in litigation matters and other areas of the law that we do not directly handle.


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Carpenter & Berger, PL
6400 N. Andrews Avenue, Suite 370
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 689-6600 (P)   (954) 772-0212 (F)
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