Corporate & Finance

Experienced corporate attorneys helping businesses achieve their most challenging goals. Corporate

Farrell Fritz corporate attorneys regularly advise companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries on Long Island and in the New York metropolitan region, on nearly every aspect of doing business. Whether we are structuring tax-advantaged, multidisciplinary transactions, negotiating partnership and shareholder agreements and buyouts or advising a start-up, middle-market company, private equity investor or family-owned business, our goal is to provide superior legal representation, leveraging the insight we have gained over decades of work with the top businesses in the region.

Our finance attorneys advise banks, credit unions and other financial institutions in connection with loans and other financial products and services.

This Farrell Fritz practice area focuses in:

Financial Services Lending and Financial Institutions

Commercial and savings banks, credit unions, as well as insurance companies and other financial institutions turn to Farrell Fritz for our experience and insight into the unique issues affecting area businesses. We advise our financial institution clients on both day-to-day legal issues and broader business matters. In addition to representation in connection with nearly every type of commercial and real estate lending transaction, we also manage federal and state regulatory and compliance issues, bank-related litigation and matters involving portfolio and asset acquisitions.

Bankruptcy Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Advising businesses of potential risks is an important part of structuring any transaction. Our bankruptcy attorneys counsel clients in workouts and debt restructurings and provide sellers, purchasers and financiers with analysis and information to minimize potential bankruptcy risks in the future.


Farrell Fritz advises middle-market businesses as well as companies in all stages of development – from start-ups and early stage companies to well-established public entities – in a wide variety of industries. Our services include entity formation, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, shareholder agreements, contract review including licensing, franchise and distribution agreements and corporate governance. We regularly work with attorneys in our tax, real estate, litigation, creditors’ rights and land use groups to complement and enhance our ability provide unparalleled corporate counsel.

Corporate Finance and Securities Securities Law

Farrell Fritz assists businesses in raising capital through private placements and public offerings of debt and equity securities. Our attorneys have represented underwriters in these transactions, as well as issuers seeking to recapitalize, either by restructuring the terms of outstanding securities or by issuing new securities in exchange transactions. Our publicly held clients rely on us for ongoing compliance with federal securities laws, including the preparation and filing of annual and quarterly reports and proxy statements. We also advise companies on matters such as stock exchange and NASDAQ requirements, insider trading issues and stock option plans.

Corporate Governance  Corporate Governance

Directors, officers and board members of public, private, nonprofit and municipal entities seek our counsel regarding best practices and on various corporate governance issues. The firm’s interdisciplinary team consists of attorneys from a broad spectrum of practice areas. Clients receive integrated, tailored advice on the specific challenges they face, whether these are related to board composition and structure, director and officer fiduciary duties, strategic transactions, day-to-day operations, codes of ethics, disclosure requirements, regulatory or internal investigations, forensic audits, insurance matters, litigation, suspected or actual misconduct or myriad other issues.

Health Law Healthcare

As the business of healthcare increases in complexity, more and more hospitals, physicians and physician groups and managed care organizations count on Farrell Fritz. While we assist healthcare clients in general corporate and employment matters, it is our extensive regulatory experience in healthcare law that helps guide companies and providers through the intricate body of regulations and challenging issues that affect this ever-changing industry.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our attorneys regularly advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, asset sales, structuring of spin-offs and other divestitures. We counsel purchasers and sellers in small, local acquisitions and in multistate, multimillion-dollar transactions. In addition, we counsel clients on business entity formation. In connection with any such transactions, we advise our clients not only on the corporate law issues, but also on tax considerations and other relevant issues.

Not-For-Profits Not-for-Profit

Farrell Fritz has a special interest in not-for-profit law. Our partners are deeply involved as directors and trustees of some of Long Island’s leading not-for-profit organizations. In addition, charitable, service and professional organizations frequently turn to us for counsel on both day-to-day operational issues and the unique concerns of not-for-profits. These range from mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, fiduciary obligations and tax issues to counsel regarding the roles and responsibilities of individual board members.