Corporate Law

We represent locally-owned companies as well as U.S. subsidiaries of foreign corporations.

We offer our clients a wide range of corporate services, such as formation and structuring of corporate entities and trusts, provision of registered agent and registered address, preparation and filing of corporate and trust documents; record searches; and a variety of offices support services.

In this area, Linares Associates PLLC regularly advises clients on subjects such as directors and officers liability, minority shareholders’ rights, class preferences, corporate governance issues, voting rights, dividend policies, preemptive rights, rights of first refusal, tag-along rights and drag-along rights, among others.

We are experts at negotiating and drafting articles of incorporation, by-laws, shareholders’ agreements, voting trust agreements, proxy statements, subscription agreements, memorandum of understanding, purchase options, purchase agreements and other complex corporate documentation and records, and at advising clients in connection with shareholder and Board meetings.

Joint Ventures

Joint ventures and strategic alliances are complex, long-term arrangements that are susceptible to unforeseen turns down the road.

We assist our clients in all phases of joint ventures and strategic alliances, from the initial expression of interest through closing. At the outset, we help to identify appropriate transaction structures, define the joint venture’s mission, and contextualize the new venture within our clients’ and their partners’ other ongoing activities. We aim to provide our clients with a voice in the joint venture’s ongoing operation, protection for their ownership interests, and confidence in the integration of their corporate initiatives, policies, and culture. To avoid unexpected future conflicts between transaction participants, from the start, we advise clients on potential exit and deadlock resolution procedures and, later on and when necessary, we assist in unwinding the joint venture.

In addition, we assist with the other types of contracts and arrangements related to joint ventures and strategic alliances, including agreements relevant to the contribution of assets or employees, management or service with participants, licensing or allocating ownership of intellectual property.