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Corporate & Securities

Solving Problems, Accomplishing Business Objectives

The Corporate Department at Wachtel Missry applies a wealth of experience and a focused, practical approach to solving the problems and accomplishing the objectives of the firm's business clients. Our attorneys handle virtually every type of complex corporate and securities transaction and a range of general corporate law services from contract preparation to strategic counseling.

We have a nationwide practice that includes many types of businesses.

Wachtel Missry represents companies in New York City, throughout the country and around the world. Our clients include large and small, domestic and foreign, public and private, mature and entrepreneurial in conventional and unconventional transactions. We represent investment funds and operating companies, and high-net-worth individuals in complex and conventional business and finance transactions and in daily business and corporate governance matters. Our transactional experience includes:

  • Organization and structuring of business entities
  • General business counseling
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Financing transactions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions, including formation of private equity funds and venture capital funds and investments by institutional and private investors
  • Public and private securities offerings, including IPOs

Closely-held businesses rely on the depth of our experience.

Wachtel Missry's extensive experience with closely-held businesses enables us to quickly analyze a client's situation and recommend and implement the alternatives that will best achieve the client's objectives. Areas in which our lawyers assist closely-held businesses include:

  • Organizing your business
  • Growing your business
  • Managing your business
  • Protecting your business
  • Succession planning
  • Governing your business
  • Avoiding and resolving disputes
  • Exiting your business

We structure private equity companies and provide ongoing counsel.

Our law firm represents private equity clients in connection with structuring transactions, performing due diligence, drafting documents and negotiating complex debt and equity transactions. We provide advice concerning overall fund structure and terms, prepare organizational and operating documents, and negotiate directly with investors.

We work with emerging companies to establish a foundation for growth.

In working with business startups, Wachtel Missry strives to be proactive, both as legal advisors and as business counselors. Whether attorneys are reading a business plan, developing approaches to protect intellectual property, or helping to establish governance policies, we recognize that emerging company clients rely upon their lawyers to assure that their corporate foundation will serve them well in years to come.

We represent public and private companies dealing with securities matters.

Our securities practice primarily involves the representation of private companies seeking to raise capital either by offering their securities by private placement of debt and/or equity securities or by the issuance of securities in connection with mergers and acquisitions. We also represent public companies in their public offerings and in their securities compliance work.

As business attorneys, we understand that you need a lawyer who has a deep understanding of business matters, and who solves problems based on your needs and objectives.


Wachtel Missry LLP
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
885 Second Avenue
47th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 909-9500
Fax: (212) 371-0320
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Hudson Valley Office
321 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Tel: (845) 331-3373
Fax: (845) 331-3393
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California Office:
2030 Main Street
Suite 1200
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: (949) 660-8824
Fax: (212) 909-9511
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