Bradley advises corporate clients by understanding and assessing the market and the business enterprise, identifying risks and opportunities, and providing in-depth, actionable strategies throughout the life of a company. Whether a business client is a start-up or a large, high-profile corporation, our attorneys can initiate and formalize a corporate structure, work with equity and debt providers to finance a deal, or negotiate a critical transaction.
We are known for our ability to create value through our legal experience and client-centered service. As a result, our nationally recognized corporate practice guides and advises clients in a variety of industries. We work with emerging companies, family and closely held business, and publicly traded corporations, as well as venture capital and private equity funds and their operating companies. Our attention to ever-evolving laws and regulations and our knowledge of industry and market trends give our clients strategic advantages they need as they grow their businesses.

We also partner with skilled attorneys in other practice areas, who provide critical, in-depth knowledge in a range of industries. Clients benefit from our partner practices in areas including tax, healthcare, economic development, bankruptcy and restructuring, and litigation. Regardless of the industry or business model, our creative solutions focus on achieving the optimal results for our clients.

The Capital Markets and Corporate Finance team at Bradley advises clients on a wide range of capital markets transactions. In addition to regulatory and transactional aspects of securities offerings, our attorneys represent both borrowers and lenders in sophisticated debt financings.

More information about our Capital Markets and Corporate Finance practice can be found here.

Bradley’s multidisciplinary team of attorneys is devoted to the unique interests of emerging growth companies. We partner with emerging companies in all stages of their development – from initial formation through a successful sale or IPO – and provide innovative solutions for the legal and business challenges they face on a daily basis.

More information about our Emerging Growth Companies practice can be found here.

Our mergers and acquisition attorneys counsel clients in a variety of transactions, including stock and asset purchases and sales; divestitures; spin-offs; exchange offers; proxy contests; and joint ventures and strategic alliances. With our depth of knowledge and insight, we ensure an efficient deal process that delivers solutions to the most complex issues.

More information about our Mergers and Acquisitions practice can be found here.
Privately held companies rely on Bradley for experienced counsel throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. We provide a wide range of customized services that meet the unique needs of each client, from business operations and transactions to financing and succession planning. With a comprehensive and integrated approach, our team leverages their industry experience and strategic insights to offer creative and innovative legal solutions that address our clients’ day-to-day challenges.

More information about our Private Companies practice can be found here.
As one of the largest and most experienced law firms in the Southeast, Bradley’s Private Equity team is nationally known for our successful representation of middle-market private equity and mezzanine funds in all phases of the investment cycle. Clients depend on us for fund formation, platform acquisitions, add-on acquisitions, financings, dividend recapitalizations, and exit transactions advice, and we routinely assist with sales to strategic buyers, sponsor-to-sponsor transactions, and capital markets transactions.

More information about our Private Equity practice can be found here.

The attorneys in Bradley’s Public Companies team counsel public companies, as well as companies focused on becoming public, on matters affecting their operation in the public markets. Our team provides legal advice on compliance with evolving securities laws and corporate governance practices, and regularly assists clients in debt and equity capital markets transactions.

More information about our Public Companies practice can be found here.

Bradley’s Public Finance attorneys regularly act as bond counsel on general obligation securities, hospital revenue bonds, special tax obligations, utility revenue obligations, industrial development bonds, and many other types of structured debt transactions. We serve as underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel, and counsel to issuers of letters of credit and other credit enhancement instruments on primary and secondary market transactions, as well as negotiate and draft development and related agreements to implement major mixed-use commercial developments, multifamily housing and hotel projects, healthcare facilities, industrial development facilities, and other tax-generating projects.

More information about our Public Finance practice can be found here.
Bradley’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance team advises management, boards of directors, and board committees of both public and private companies in dealing with the complexities of securities laws and corporate governance. Our attorneys maintain a position at the forefront of the latest developments in federal and state securities regulation, capital transactions, board governance, and shareholder engagement, and we apply our knowledge across a wide range of companies from a number of industries.

More information about our Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice can be found here.
Representing both venture capital investors and emerging growth companies in high-volume venture financings in markets across the country, Bradley has deep knowledge of the latest venture capital terms, emerging trends, best practices, and transaction structures. Our attorneys advise clients on investment philosophies and strategies that include targeted industries and stages of investment, deal sourcing, legal and financial due diligence practices, and investment structures and terms.

More information about our Venture Capital practice can be found here.

In addition to M&A work for middle-market private equity and mezzanine funds, Bradley provides day-to-day counsel to dozens of private equity portfolio companies, including those of numerous mega-funds. This representation brings together a team of attorneys from the firm’s various practice areas, including litigation, intellectual property, governmental affairs, environmental, real estate, banking and lending, labor and employment, and employee benefits and executive compensation.

Among our clients are portfolio companies owned by:

  • TPG
  • KKR
  • Apollo Global Management
  • Quilvest
  • Jemison Investment Company
  • G. Scott Capital Partners
  • Harbert Private Equity
  • EBSCO Capital
  • Harbert Mezzanine Partners
  • Capital Alignment Partners
  • Resolute Capital Partners
  • Pharos Capital Group

While we have completed private equity transactions in numerous industries, we have significant experience with – and are often engaged to assist with acquisitions and other transactions involving – companies engaged in:

  • Industrial/manufacturing
  • Healthcare and healthcare IT
  • Software as a service (SaaS)
  • Construction
  • Financial services

By understanding their businesses and markets, we can proactively advise our venture capital clients efficiently and quickly, in a manner that helps them achieve their long-term strategic and financial objectives. One way we ensure efficient and effective engagements is to assemble an interdisciplinary, cross-industry team that focuses on information sharing, creative thinking, and process efficacy.

Lawyers on our venture capital team focus on all areas that our venture capital clients require, including:

  • Corporate – fund formations, fund investments, and disposition of portfolio companies
  • Securities – compliance with the Investment Company Act, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and Securities Act of 1933
  • Tax – UBTI, ECI, taxation of carried interest, and cross-border analysis and planning
  • ERISA
  • Finance – bank holding company and CRA regulations
  • Intellectual property – due diligence regarding, and the development of strategies for, the intellectual property of portfolio companies

 In addition, our core legal team expands to include lawyers in other areas, such as healthcare compliance, labor and employment, and leasing/real estate.

Our high-volume habit of representing hundreds of emerging growth companies allows us to make highly targeted, mutually beneficial introductions between those companies and venture capital investors. Our intimate knowledge of the investment objectives and parameters of our venture capital fund clients, as well as the needs of our emerging growth company clients, enables us to ensure the greatest probable strategic fit. For that reason, we can offer our venture capital clients a robust “pipeline” of high-quality deal flow.

We similarly add value to our venture capital clients’ portfolio companies by connecting them to debt and equity sources, including mezzanine and bridge loans, SaaS A/R financing, and other alternative financing resources.

Our team members are actively involved in driving the growth and development of the entrepreneurial, technology, and investment industries in our markets, including by serving as thought leaders and founding or serving as leaders or on the boards of several industry organizations and business incubators. Further, our team members speak regularly on venture capital-related topics, including forming venture capital funds, negotiating side letters with limited partners, raising venture capital, structuring venture capital financings, and establishing and growing entrepreneurial and technology ecosystems.

Bradley By The Numbers

Corporate and Securities By The Numbers