Areas of expertise

Business Transactions

At Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, our attorneys have represented clients in virtually every type of business and financial transaction. We strive to offer cost-effective and pragmatic solutions for transaction-based planning, understanding that the primary objective of our clients is to “complete the deal.”

Our Business 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

Business Advisors

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP attorneys combine a commitment to exceptional service with good judgment, common sense, and a practical approach to achieve results for our clients. We bring value to each transaction by not 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. We also understand that for many clients, a business transaction such as the purchase or sale of a business may be the first and only such transaction in which the client will engage. Therefore, we ensure our clients understand the process.

Our clients receive the help they need to negotiate and structure transactions, prepare letters of intent, conduct due to diligence investigations, structure financing arrangements, and complete their transactions. Whether the buyer is a strategic acquirer or financial investor, or the seller is a first transaction entrepreneur or a deal-sophisticated business owner, we bring the necessary expertise to the table to get the deal done.

Every client works directly with an experienced attorney who remains hands-on from start to finish. We have special expertise in serving emerging and growth-stage ventures, as well as established companies in the middle market. We understand our clients’ need for cost-effective, flexible service.

Commercial Real Estate

No matter the size of the project, our 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.

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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 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.


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 the reorganization 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 incentives 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, we help position our clients’ projects for maximum local, state, and federal assistance.

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