Practice Areas

Corporate & Finance Law

Wagner, Johnston & Rosenthal, P.C. focuses on all phases of complex corporate and commercial finance transactions. Our experienced and skilled lawyers work with clients on each step of the transaction, from the initial structuring, through the planning and execution phases.

We advise many clients who wish to grow their businesses by acquiring other companies using asset purchase agreements, merger and stock purchase agreements. Our clients rely on our expertise in the structuring, negotiation, due diligence and documentation of these transactions.

We assist corporate executives and companies in negotiating and documenting executive and key employment agreements. We identify when a non compete or non solicitation provision is appropriate for an executive employment agreement. We also help identify whether certain employee incentive programs such as phantom stock or stock option plans are appropriate for a particular company.

We take special pride in working with entrepreneurs and “start up” businesses, and remain involved from initial idea through growth stage through the sale of the business or other exit strategy. We work extensively with successful, young businesses in acquiring other businesses, hiring chief executives, executing major supplier agreements and other important transactions that occur as the company grows into a mature successful business.

We also advise regularly on licensing and intellectual property issues, involving copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and related items. We have extensive expertise in helping technology companies protect their intellectual property rights when negotiating licensing agreements with software developers or technology providers.

If you need private debt, equity financing or venture capital financing, our firm can assist you with understanding what such investors expect and what steps are needed to make your company attractive for these investors.

On the commercial finance side, commercial loan documentation can be very complex, we can help you structure these documents, understand how financial covenants in these loan documents work and ensure that the legal documents properly evidence the loan transaction that the bank negotiated with you.

The following attorneys make up the Corporate & Finance Law practice group:

Craig A. Wagner

C. David Johnston

Michael S. Rosenthal

John R. Thornburgh

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Phone: 404.261.0500

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