Attorneys in the Corporate Group help clients in entity formation and operation, developing and negotiating contracts for the sale of goods, license agreements, and distribution agreements. In consultation with foreign counsel, we also assist clients in structuring contracts to comply with foreign law.

Representative Agriculture Business Matters:

  • Represented nutraceutical company in a private financing and registration for resale on Form S-1 with the Securities & Exchange Commission for approximately $100 million
  • Represented a nutraceutical company in a registered direct offering on Form S-3 with the Securities & Exchange Commission for approximately $125 million
  • Represented nutraceutical company in acquisition of international production facility for approximately $14 million
  • Represented nutraceutical company in a private financing and registration for resale on Form S-1 with the Securities & Exchange Commission for approximately $100 million
  • Represented publicly traded life sciences company in several rounds of private institutional financing with aggregate proceeds in excess of $50 million
  • Represented Fortune 500 Company in the $5,200,000 acquisition of a premium family vineyard property located in Sonoma, California
  • Represented Fortune 500 Company in the $59,000,000 acquisition of a name brand winery operation located in Sonoma County, California
  • Represented vineyard owners in contract issues for sale of grapes to large winery
  • Represented vineyard owners in negotiation of easement for access to land-locked properties
  • Represented a trucking company that provides trucking services in the agriculture area in certain corporate matters, including truck and equipment acquisition and financing

The attorneys in our Banking & Finance, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy groups are familiar with issues of concern to both agricultural lenders and borrowers. We have represented lenders in unsecured loans, subordinated debt transactions, real estate loans and loans secured primarily by crops or other personal property. We have represented lenders and debtors in structuring workouts of distressed loans and foreclosures of agricultural property. We also are familiar with the unique characteristics of collateral involved in agribusiness lending transactions and are experienced in assisting both borrowers and lenders in evaluating such collateral.

Representative Agribusiness Lending and Finance Matters:

  • Represented a publicly-traded solar energy facility developer in several rounds of financing (PIPEs), and subsequent strategic investment and change of control with a NYSE-listed foreign company
  • Represented publicly-traded solar power company in going private transaction
  • Represented lender in construction financing on 23 solar energy projects totaling $56,783,274
  • Represented an agricultural borrower in a $260,000,000 loan transaction
  • Represented a fruit and vegetable processor in a $150+ million debt financing
  • Representation of agricultural biotechnology company in funding agreements and strategic corporate partnering agreements
  • Represented biotechnology company in $18 million venture financing transaction
  • Represented the $75 million dollar debt financing for a manufacturing company
  • Represented a private investment fund with mezzanine investment of $3.35 million in agricultural products company
  • Represented land owners/ farmers in the sale of property to E&J Gallo Winery