Navigator represents clients engaged in a broad spectrum of corporate transactions and other matters across a wide variety of industries, both on a national and international basis.
Navigator handles all aspects of commercial contracting including supply chain and vendor agreements, sales and distribution agreements, consulting agreements, outsourcing agreements, product development agreements, and statements of work. We work with clients to structure, negotiate, and document business agreements to advance their short- and long-term business goals.
Navigator represents startups and growth companies through their entire business lifecycle, from formation, through rounds of equity and other financing, to IPO or acquisition.
Navigator represents executives in the negotiation of employment agreements, as well as in severance arrangements.
Navigator represents clients in inbound and outbound transactions and other international commercial matters. We also work with or identify for our clients foreign law firms for offshore matters and often supervise their work. We have significant experience in Europe (Western, Central and Eastern Europe), Turkey, and Asia (especially China and Japan.)
Navigator structures and documents joint ventures, strategic alliances and other partnering arrangements involving foreign and domestic partners.
Navigator represents buyers and sellers who are public and private companies, private equity firms, family-owned businesses, venture capital funds and management teams in all types of strategic acquisition or disposal transactions.
Navigator has an outside General Counsel service where for the payment of a fixed quarterly fee, it provides among other things general advice on a wide range of legal issues, and reviews and comments on agreements prepared by counterparties to the client (other than significant transactional or project documentation). It can also include in this service the preparation and negotiation of standard client template-based agreements (customized to meet the clients needs) for specific transactions, as well as the supervision of outside counsel retained by the client to handle legal specialty areas (such as real estate, tax, litigation, regulatory, immigration, labor and IP counsel).
Navigator advises privately held and family-owned enterprises and their owners, including planning and forming new businesses; structuring relationships among owners and management; advising and assisting management on day-to-day operational and business matters; planning and coordinating reorganizations, restructurings, and recapitalizations; advising on executive compensation plans and arrangements; advising on management and shareholder legal issues; and other shareholder matters, including preparing shareholder agreements, voting agreements, restricted stock purchase agreements and buy/sell agreements.
Navigator represents buyers and sellers in private equity transactions, including add-on acquisitions and roll-ups to expand industry platforms and exits, as well as advising management groups in their negotiation with their private equity buyer sponsors.
Navigator advises clients on security law issues related to equity and debt investment transactions, as well as representing angel and venture capital investors in such investments. In connection with securities transactions, we participate in structuring transactions, drafting disclosure and selling documents, negotiation with or for investors and provide general counseling for compliance with all applicable federal and state securities and corporate governance laws.
Navigator works with companies of all sizes, at all stages of development, providing strategic guidance in the creation, acquisition, use and commercial exploitation of technology, including projects involving software and technology licenses. We advise entrepreneurs, technology start-ups, and established middle-market manufacturing and service companies on a full spectrum of technology transactional matters.
Navigator represents angel and venture capital investors in various rounds and types of investment in startup or growth companies. We also represent companies in funding transactions at all stages and of all types.