Clearing the way for acquisitions or equity and debt investments demands a broad perspective, an understanding of client goals, and a focus on results. Winston & Strawn lawyers are committed to understanding the economics of every transaction, including its accounting and tax implications. Our global corporate practice provides securities and M&A legal services to multinational companies of all types and sizes, as well as to investment banks and other financial services firms. We also have extensive experience advising boards of directors and independent committees on corporate governance, transactions, investigations, and change-of-control issues.
The firm is a significant provider of securities and M&A legal services to a number of Fortune 300 companies, including Lear Corporation, Motorola, Inc., and Smurfit-Stone Container. Among the Fortune 500, we provide substantial corporate legal services to Fortune Brands and Stryker Corporation. Other large public companies for which we provide substantial corporate and securities legal services include AirGate PCS, Argosy Gaming, Crompton Corporation, Nuveen Investments, and Citizens Communications Company.
Our experience in corporate matters is complemented by the firm’s other practice areas, including tax, labor and employment, employee benefits, intellectual property, environmental, and real estate. In addition, Winston's litigation attorneys have assisted in the successful completion of contested mergers and acquisitions for our clients.