Experience in corporate and commercial matters is the bedrock of Robinson Bradshaw's legal practice. Russell Robinson’s Robinson on North Carolina Corporation Law (7th ed.) is the premier treatise on North Carolina corporation law, with extensive coverage of the business corporation, limited liability company and nonprofit corporation statutes in North Carolina. Members of our firm also participate on drafting committees for the Business Corporation Act, the Limited Liability Company Act and the Uniform Commercial Code in North Carolina.
With this foundation, our corporate lawyers assist our clients in a full array of corporate law practice areas from securities regulation to mergers and acquisitions, to banking and capital markets, to venture capital and private equity. Our lawyers serve as outside general counsel to numerous corporations and assist many other in-house legal staffs in covering general corporate and commercial matters. In addition to organizing corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, we assist clients with simple and sophisticated ownership, control, and anti-takeover mechanisms, including shareholder agreements and complex equity structures. We are regularly asked to advise directors and shareholders about their corporate rights and duties, both in general and in the context of internal corporate disputes.
We actively assist our clients in corporate compliance programs, including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and work to create board committee charters and other governance procedures that help our clients meet the best practices in the corporate community. We also assist our clients with a wide range of commercial agreements, including purchase orders and invoices, supply, dealership, franchise and similar agreements, joint ventures, sales and distribution agreements, and construction contracts. With the assistance of our Robinson Bradshaw colleagues with experience in environmental matters, tax, real estate, intellectual property and ERISA, our experienced transactional lawyers handle all aspects of capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions.