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Five Piedmont Center Ste 750
Atlanta, GA 30305-1541
Main Tel: (404) 231-9397
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That’s a statement our corporate finance and corporate lawyers have heard over and over since we hung out our shingle back in 1983. Our founders all came from very large regional and national law firms and they’d heard that question when they answered their phones at those firms. But starting in 1983, our partners could smile a little wider when they heard that statement not only because they knew they could deliver the same kind of sage and creative advice they’d been giving before, but because they also knew that they could provide a kind of personalized service with far less red tape, at far more equitable rates than the same client might have paid for the same good advice had he called them in 1982 at a different number.
The same world-class expertise, more personalized service, less red tape and more equitable rates: those are the reasons that we have clients who have been with us since day one and still call us regularly, beginning conversations with the statement above.
Our corporate attorneys represent privately held and publicly regulated businesses. In that capacity, they develop capitalization strategies and negotiate transactions involving revolving credit facilities, letters of credit, subsidiary spin-offs, roll ups and management buyouts. For our privately held business clients, we develop succession and transfer plans and key employee agreements, including stock option programs. We advise as to corporate governance issues and negotiate shareholder, partner, member disputes. Our team routinely works closely with our client's CPAs and investment bankers to implement profitable and tax advantaged strategies.
At Foltz Martin, we think active listening is the most important aspect of our relationships with our clients. By active listening we mean, if we didn’t hear all we needed to hear in order to understand what our client wants to achieve in the short term and in the long run, we’ll ask for more information. Active listening means if we don’t fully understand what his or her priorities, goals, needs, and desires are, we’ll ask for more information. Active listening means that we don’t offer advice until we fully understand what our clients want and what they need – then we’ll speak.
As Joe Foltz likes to say, “We give our clients voice.” Our business and legal advice is transformed into voice when we represent our clients. “Whether it’s in court, in a negotiation, or in any adversarial situation. We give voice to people who don’t otherwise have the necessary time, background, or expertise to represent themselves.”
EXPERTISE BY CLAIM EXPERTISE BY PROJECT TYPE
- Asset Purchase Agreements
- Stock Purchase Agreements
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Shareholder Partnership Operating Agreements
- Merger Documents
- Employment Agreements
- Stock Purchase, Stock Option, Phantom Stock, Stock Appreciation Right Plans
- Corporate Governance
- Shareholder, Partner, Member Disputes
- Licensing Agreements
- Third Party Facilitation Agreements
- Consulting Agreements
- Asset Based Lending
- Structural and Corporate Fraud
- Private Equity
- Venture Capital
- Asset Disposition
- Line of Credit, Secured and Asset Based Credit Facilities
- Corporate Recapitalization and Restructuring
- Corporate Regulatory Compliance and Audit
This practice group is chaired by: Joe Foltz