Areas of expertise

Business Transactions

An effective business attorney combines a commitment to exceptional service with good judgment, common sense, and a practical approach to achieving results for clients. The business law attorneys at Carlile, Patchen & Murphy have extensive experience with all forms of business transactions, from routine formation to complex merger and acquisitions (M & A) transactions. We also strive to ensure our Ohio clients know the transaction process at issue. For example, the sale of a client’s business is often the first and only sale transaction in which a client engages. We recognize and understand this new and perhaps even frightening undertaking by the client at the outset and advise and guide our clients accordingly.

Our Business Law Transactions scope includes:

• Mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations (including tax-free reorganizations)
• Joint ventures and strategic alliances
Business formations
Contract drafting, review, and negotiation
Public and private securities offerings
Intellectual/intangible property transfers and licenses
Commercial lending
• Establishment of franchises or distributorships
• International matters
• Asset sales and purchases
• Equity sales and purchases
Leveraged buyouts
• Recapitalizations
• Spin-offs/split-offs

At Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, our Columbus-based business attorneys have represented clients in virtually every type of business and financial transaction. We offer cost-effective and pragmatic business law & business transaction solutions for transaction-based planning and avoid wasting time on obscure technical points or unreasonable bargaining positions. We act quickly and effectively to help our clients negotiate the entire transaction rather than just advising on legal points. Our business transaction attorneys understand that our client’s primary objective is to “complete the deal.”

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Business Advisors

CPM is a trusted business advisor to many Central Ohio businesses, big and small. Our principled approach to legal counsel helps Ohio businesses make informed decisions that can affect their operations.

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Commercial Real Estate

No matter the size of the project, our Central Ohio commercial real estate attorneys have the experience to provide counsel in real estate structuring, zoning, variances, acquisition, financing, construction, leasing, sale, and tax-deferred exchanges. We assist owners, buyers, sellers, builders, design professionals, developers, and financial institutions in all types of real estate transactions – from simple purchases or sales to multimillion-dollar developments. Our attorneys offer a collaborative approach, which provides you with the highest level of legal representation. We also provide in-house title services too.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Whether the markets are up or down, whether the economy is expanding or contracting, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are an essential growth strategy for any company. At Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, our experienced M&A lawyers help guide businesses through M&A transactions.

Our clients look to us for assistance with every aspect of a complex transaction, including financing, regulatory approval, due diligence, deal structure, tax analysis and planning, and post-acquisition operations.

The planning and implementation of M&A transactions require the coordination of a variety of legal skills. Our attorneys have assisted in transactions involving matters as small as the sale of a single car wash to matters as complex as leveraging buyouts involving more than one billion dollars.

Business Restructuring

A common implication of “reorganization” is that it is designed to address a situation of financial distress. Our view at Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP is that such a perspective is overly narrow, and in most cases, inaccurate. As companies grow, they may face a time when they desire to or must undertake a reorganization transaction. The purpose of business restructuring can be to better position the company for any number of changing circumstances or to pursue new opportunities.

Joint Ventures

We recognize that joint ventures and strategic alliances are commonplace in today’s business environment. When properly executed, these types of business arrangements can lead to multiple economic and financial benefits.

The attorneys at Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP help our clients to be in the best position to realize their objectives when forming a joint venture or entering a strategic alliance.

Economic Development Incentives

Real estate development projects often depend on the implementation of a wide array of federal, state, and local government incentives—from grant programs to bond financings. The attorneys at Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP develop creative incentive structures that are specific to each project and navigate clients through existing incentive programs and custom discretionary economic incentives, creating favorable environments for successful project development.

Whether you are a for-profit or non-profit developer for end-users of industrial, affordable housing, and commercial projects, our real estate development attorneys help position our clients’ projects for maximum local, state, and federal assistance.

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Business Formation

Our experienced business attorneys can guide you through the process of setting up a new business entity in the State of Ohio.

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