Business and Corporate Services


Valelawgroup takes pride in being a 21st century law firm that provides its clients with carefully tailored solutions that other firms cannot achieve.  We distinguish ourselves by being agile and innovative.  Our firm adopts the role of strategist, drawing on our attorneys’ deep experience and coordinating our network of proven professionals in other disciplines to meet our clients’ expectations.  Each matter – from a simple entity formation to a multi-jurisdiction litigation – is handled with forward looking global business acumen and common sense.  We serve as premiere business lawyers for both domestic and foreign entities as well as high net worth individuals.

Mergers & Acquisitions/Business Sales

Our associates assisted numerous domestic and international clients with purchases and sales of their businesses.  We handle entire transactions including financial due diligence, legal compliance, transfer of shares/member interests and assets as well as intellectual property transfers/licensing.  We represent entire companies, individual members/shareholders, boards of directors and outside investors.

Our attorneys have negotiated transactions in a wide variety of domestic and international industries.  While we work with clients of all sizes, we focus on middle-market deals.  We have represented corporations, boards of directors, independent and special board committees, controlling stockholders, management, funds, advisors and investments banks on whose behalf we structure acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, privately negotiated sales, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

Transactional Advice

Leonov & Associates assist clients in evaluating investments and business opportunities and support them throughout the process by ensuring compliance with laws, drafting clear enforceable contracts and negotiate best terms for business deals.  We successfully assisted clients in:

  • Setting up risk-eliminating funds
  • Operating holding companies to protect investors
  • Purchases and sales of franchises
  • Private offerings
  • SEC filings and responses to information requests
  • Re-negotiating and modification of existing agreements to cater to update client needs

Corporate Formation and Maintenance

Every business needs a corporate structure to safeguard its owners, partners, and activities.  Without proper structure and maintenance business entities fall victim to regulatory audits, fines, and lawsuits.  Leonov & Associates assists new and existing businesses with corporate governance, shareholder/operating agreements, board resolutions, entity formation and advice on best business structures.  Each transaction is analyzed and approached separately resulting in customized solutions catered to each individual business.