ROYER COOPER COHEN BRAUNFELD LLC
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB) are attorneys who think and act like entrepreneurs and business people, by combining sophisticated, cost-effective legal counseling with the type of sound practical judgment that comes from hands-on business experience. RCCB lawyers encourage entrepreneurial approaches and creative thinking while maintaining the utmost in integrity and responsiveness because they understand and deliver the advice that companies, business executives and investors, as well as individuals and their families, need to realize their hopes and goals. The reason our attorneys work so hard is the same reason you do: ambition.
They are driven by the pulse of the entrepreneurial spirit and they thrive on a quickened pace. But their hearts also beat for family, for the community, for camaraderie, and for the values that bring deeper meaning into focus. The firm’s broad perspective enables the ability to work smarter and more efficiently.
The legal team at RCCB is a diverse and noted group of accomplished attorneys grounded in the ideals of integrity, practical business judgment, and entrepreneurial spirit. With varied backgrounds as practitioners in large firms, founders of boutique firms, general counsels of technology companies, and entrepreneurs, our attorneys leverage specific business acumen for the benefit of our clients.
Having started RCCB from scratch and built it with hard work and dedication, we view ourselves as proud entrepreneurs. Add to that varied backgrounds as business owners, general counsels and other operational roles, as well as experience at large and small firms, you can see what makes us tick. We support businesses, as well as their owners, investors, and executives. Whether you are focused on your venture or personal wealth planning for you and your family, our practical approach and business acumen provide us with the ability to innovate, to be flexible when necessary, and to excel with a responsive, hightouch approach to our work. We are especially proud that many of our attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas.
With locations in Philadelphia, Conshohocken, New York and New Jersey, our attorneys practice in the following industries:
Our Corporate & Business Group counsels our clients in all areas of business and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financings, commercial transactions, debt financings and credit facilities, fund formation and alternative investments, restructurings and workouts, recapitalizations, technology contracting and licensing, securities transactions and securities law compliance, and general business structuring and corporate counseling.
The RCCB Litigation Group consists of experienced litigators who work with both plaintiffs and defendants, from the initial pleading stage through trial, and if needed, appeals. We have successfully represented clients in both state and federal courts nationwide. We maintain a focus on business goals, and also counsel on alternative solutions to disputes, including mediation and arbitration.
Our Private Client Services Group (PCSG) focuses on sophisticated wealth transfer tax planning and trust and estate administration, including advising family offices, corporate fiduciaries and investment advisors. We also participate in and often lead family meetings, make meaningful introductions to develop current and future business opportunities among our clients, coordinate efforts with clients’ nonlegal advisers, and participate in the decisions that define a family’s legacy.
The RCCB Tax Group offers nuanced US and international tax planning to middle market companies, investors, executives and individuals, as well as businesses engaged in transactions. Many clients seek our advice when their business or personal affairs cross the border. These clients rely on us to help balance tax efficiency and tax risk management with their business, investment, or personal goals. We also represent clients in federal tax controversies.
Our Real Estate Group represents institutions, owners and developers, investors, commercial landlords and tenants and municipalities in transactions. We have handled commercial, residential, retail, mixeduse, transit-oriented, and hotel development projects. Our approach is always with an eye toward protecting our clients from unnecessary tax burdens and limiting personal liabilities.
The RCCB Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group counsels our clients in all aspects of insolvency and reorganization law. We regularly represent debtors; official and ad hoc creditors’ committees; debtor-in-possession and exit lenders; secured and unsecured creditors; purchasers and sellers of distressed debt and/ or assets; and private equity sponsors and portfolio companies, in domestic and international out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy cases.
Our Employment Group assists our clients with the drafting and negotiation of employment agreements, as well as the establishment of stock options, phantom and other equity compensation plans. We also develop and implement programs to secure our clients’ confidential information and represent them in employment-related litigation matters such as the misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition regarding proprietary information, defense of claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge, including claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state employment agencies. The group also advises on ERISA and executive compensation matters.
The RCCB International Group has advised clients with business and personal matters on six continents and in over 44 countries. We have assisted foreign companies seeking to conduct business or engage in transactions in the U.S., as well as domestic companies operating and investing abroad. We have particular experience in cross-border M&A transactions and international joint ventures, licensing and distribution agreements. We also advise clients on cross-border, intercompany tax planning and international estate planning when family members or assets reside in foreign countries. In addition, RCCB assists with cross-border insolvency cases and cases involving international fraud.
Our Solar & Alternative Energy attorneys have extensive experience with acquisitions and sales of alternative energy projects, power purchase agreements, EPC agreements, O&M agreements, SREC agreements, real estate leases, and debt and equity financing for solar companies.