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Bracewell helps clients choose the most appropriate business entity in order to manage liability, tax, financing, business-succession and property issues most successfully.  We help start-up companies save money and increase flexibility by identifying and implementing entity structures that take maximum advantage of applicable tax and securities laws.  For larger or more mature businesses, we provide effective financial and governance planning.

We help clients identify and form the most appropriate and favorable type of entity, including:

  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • General partnerships, master limited partnerships (MLPs) and limited liability partnerships
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • C Corporations and S Corporations for complex investments and transactions
  • Private equity, hedge and other fund structures.

We emphasize flexible structures that allow for effective planning of future growth.  For example, entity forms will affect future capital raising efforts such as an initial public offering (IPO) of shares.  By choosing an appropriate structure, clients can move through the SEC review process more smoothly and manage other common IPO issues, leading to a more successful offering.