Culp Elliott and Carpenter’s Corporate Governance and Business practice advises private companies, partnerships, private equity funds, investment funds, joint ventures, entrepreneurs and their respective founders, investors, and management on a full range of corporate governance and compliance matters. We represent businesses at all stages of the development cycle, ranging from start-ups to mature companies with established operations. We provide innovative, client-specific solutions to our clients’ issues, with a focus on achieving our clients’ goals in the most responsive, effective, and tax-efficient manner possible.

We provide a wide spectrum of ongoing corporate services and counsel to clients in a variety of industries, with services including:

Business Formation Services:

  • Choice of entity analysis
  • Formation tax planning
  • Incorporation and organization of business entities
  • Equity ownership, control, capitalization, and other business formation and governance materials

Corporate Governance Services:

  • Corporate governance structures, including board, management, and committee structures, charters, and composition
  • D&O indemnification and insurance issues
  • Senior management succession planning
  • Senior management compensation policies and planning
  • Equity owner registries and communications

Transactional Services:

  • Deal structuring, negotiation, and implementation
  • Tax and business consultation and planning
  • Conversions, reorganizations, and recapitalizations
  • Commercial financing
  • Debt and equity capital raises
  • Redemptions, asset sales, equity sales, and other exit transactions