OKAYO & COMPANY, PC
Reliability · Expertise · Optimization · Pragmatic Counsel
With a dedicated team of experienced attorneys, we believe that the best way to address our clients’ legal issues is to understand their strategic goals and industry. Your case is important to us — read on to learn about our areas of expertise.
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
We are mergers and acquisitions experts with years of experience in assisting investment banks, private equity and strategic acquirers complete transactions in various industries. We approach transactions not just from a legal, but financial, economic, and strategic perspectives as well to help clients maximize value.
We assist in
Negotiations, preliminary and definitive agreements drafting
Legal due diligence and overall deal facilitation
Interim post-merger founder and shareholder agreements
Post-merger integration support
PRIVATE EQUITY, VENTURE CAPITAL, IMPACT & OTHER INVESTMENT FUNDS TRANSACTIONS
We’ve advised private funds on formation, legal strategy alignment, compliance, international finance and investor agreements. In addition, we assist portfolio companies with financing transactions, overall general counsel and exit strategies.
REAL PROPERTY CONVEYANCE, LAND USE & DEVELOPMENT TRANSACTIONS
We have experts ready to advise on and facilitate residential and commercial real estate transactions, including purchase, sale, commercial and residential leases, as well as greenfield and other developments. We also offer real estate financing advisory services to investors.
BANKRUPTCY, REORGANIZATION & RESTRUCTURING
We have expertise in bankruptcy and restructuring for both corporations and individuals in Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 reorganization. We offer bankruptcy process advice and guidance, and different types of restructuring for individual and business entity obligations. We have the skills to handle all types of situations.
Specifically, we are involved in
Plan review, approvals and negotiations
Creditor rights advice and claims adjudications
Corporate reorganization and asset sales
Distressed debt investing
INTERNATIONAL TRADE, BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS & INVESTMENT
Our reach is beyond borders. We facilitate transactions across national and regional borders, and advice on multinational intra-company transactions. We have multi-faceted and multi-jurisdictional competence to handle different types of transactions across systems and cultures
Among other processes, we assist in documenting and registering
International credit and financing transactions
Import and export transactions
International project finance transactions
Foreign direct investments, joint ventures and partnerships
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, TAXATION & NON-PROFIT ADVISORY SERVICES
Our corporate practice consists of advice to corporate boards on fiduciary and other duties, legal compliance, governance structuring, and other management issues. We also advise nonprofit corporations on registration, tax compliance, and status maintenance.
In addition to transactional advice and consultation, we also handle litigation matters on behalf of our clients. We have successfully litigated cases in the areas of contract disputes, shareholder and investor disagreements, secured finance, real estate, agribusiness, international commerce, among others.
GENERAL CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL PRACTICE
If you need general corporate and commercial counsel services, we offer advice and legal assistance in
General contract drafting and review
Outside general counsel services
Trademark, trade secret and intellectual property protection
Employment and independent contractor agreements
Equipment leasing and other business financings
Franchising and distribution agreements
Michael is the firm's managing attorney. He is a corporate and commercial attorney with years of experience assisting small, medium and large enterprises with mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, strategic legal advice, and other related matters. He started his career in commercial litigation, before transitioning to investment banking and then corporate and commercial transactional practice. He has also acted as a management consultant to entrepreneurs and companies in various industries.
He holds a Masters (LLM) degree in Corporate, International Business, and Intellectual Property Law from the University of Southern California (USC), and an MBA in Finance and Global Management from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
He is a member of the State Bars of California, New York, and Kenya.
We have the experience and expertise necessary to offer efficient service. We will assess your matter, evaluate the strategic objectives, and align with your goals. For consultation, simply reach out to us.
OKAYO & COMPANY