Corporate and Securities
Our firm has extensive experience in a broad number of areas, including: public offerings of securities, private placements, 1934 Act compliance, underwriter representation, mergers and acquisitions, loan facilities of all types, project and public finance, derivatives and other hedging activities, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate governance (including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002), international transactions, commercial transactions, real estate and taxation. Our services include day-to-day counseling regarding routine legal issues facing the daily operation of a business. These can range from general contract review and battle-of-the-forms issues to the preparation of distributorship agreements and the other day-to-day matters that routinely arise. We serve as general counsel for many of our publicly and privately held corporate clients.

The Corporate/Transactional Group is led by Isaac Neuberger. He is an advisor to senior management and boards of directors of a number of public and privately held companies and specializes in negotiating creative and unusual business solutions.

Isaac†M.†Neuberger can be reached by telephone at (410) 332-8510 or by e-mail at

We serve creditors and borrowers in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and restructuring their commercial lending and leasing transactions, as well as in the enforcement of lendersí rights through negotiations or contested proceedings.

Our firmís creditor clients include commercial banks and other institutional lenders and United States and foreign corporations and businesses.

Our firm's borrower clients range from national and international industry leaders to middle market and start-up businesses.

Our tax attorneys counsel clients regarding domestic and foreign federal income tax matters, as well as state and local tax matters. Our clients include business entities, such as corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and individuals. We have a particular focus on counseling business clients concerning the tax aspects of the formation, financing, operation, and termination of their business activities. We have a particularly extensive practice in wills and estates, and we provide advice to numerous individuals and fiduciaries regarding the law of wills and trusts and the creation of offshore trusts to protect and dispose of property. Planning for many clients involves multi-jurisdictional issues and worldwide investments.

Our tax attorneys work closely with other members of our firm's Business Group regarding mergers, acquisitions, and corporate matters, including, when appropriate, counseling them regarding the potential benefits of electing or converting to S Corporation status under relatively recent new federal tax regulations. Our attorneys also litigate tax disputes, assist clients in connection with proposing new tax legislation, and counsel clients regarding state and local taxation.

Robert M. Ercole can be reached by telephone at (410) 332-8559 or by e-mail at