Foley Hoag LLP

Contact PersonBruce Kinn
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Seaport West
155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210-2600
United States
Foley Hoag LLP

Lighting the way for SBICs and small businesses

Specializing in SBIC and non-regulated fund structuring, formation and licensure; investment advisory compliance; internal management organization; and portfolio transactions

Foley Hoag is committed to helping our clients achieve their desired results by providing creative, strategic legal advice tailored to their unique goals. Our belief that business goals and the law are inextricably intertwined, means that we seek to understand your business almost as well as you do. This commitment sets the stage for expert advice and a rewarding relationship with our clients.

Our lawyers help investors successfully deliver needed capital and reap the returns by assisting in all aspects of private equity fund formation, including Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) created through the U.S. Small Business Administration. We represent funds with buy-out, growth capital, venture capital, seed capital and credit investment strategies, including portfolios that are unleveraged, traditionally leveraged and government leveraged. Our clients include both U.S. and non-U.S. management teams and investment objectives. We have experience in all aspects of investment manager representation, including fund formation, negotiation with institutional investors, fund combinations and portfolio purchases, management organization and reorganization, SEC and SBA regulatory compliance, and investment transactions.

Our lawyers have represented hundreds of SBICs and their portfolio companies for over four decades. We offer our SBIC clients a full range of services in the Debenture, Impact, and Early Stage leverage programs. Our attorneys assist SBIC clients with fund formation, licensing, management organization, Small Business Administration (SBA) buy-outs, post-licensure regulation, examinations, and investment transactions. Clients also seek the firm’s expertise in related areas, such as non-SBIC structures that satisfy the requirements of financial institutions that are sensitive to qualification under the Community Reinvestment Act and to exemption from the Dodd-Frank Volcker Rule.

Our attorneys have significant experience assisting clients in a variety of international activities, including organizing local operations, cross-border joint ventures, and negotiating multinational commercial arrangements. We also advise clients on the compliance issues faced in operating in a global marketplace, including export controls, sanctions and corporate social responsibility matters. We have a strong grasp of the unique challenges of doing business internationally, and how to protect the interests of our clients, no matter where they operate.

With decades of experience, our firm values both cost-effectiveness and creativity, even when that means finding solutions no one expected.

For more information, contact Bruce Kinn at 617-832-1137, or Michael Wyatt at 202-261-7320,

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Foley Hoag LLP | Seaport West 155 Seaport Blvd Boston, MA 02210-2600 United States | 617x-832x-1137
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