As business lawyers, we know our clients want to find efficient solutions that serve their business objectives while working with trusted advisors, who bring a wealth of experience and results-driven attitude to every situation.
Beyond legal advice, we serve as a resource for our clients by making introductions and referrals where possible to help further your business objectives, these include accounting professionals, banking institutions, both for commercial banking and investment banking (M&A) purposes, commercial insurance, venture and other capital sources, payroll services, real estate professionals to name a few.
To learn more about our areas of specialization, please explore our areas of expertise.
Corporate & Financial
We provide a broad perspective on corporate and financial matters to our international client base. Our lawyers have extensive experience in advising companies of all sizes on various aspects of business and financial law, including:
Rooney Nimmo lawyers have acted on both friendly and hostile transactions and helped start up, spin out and growth companies, acting variously for founders, management, the company and investors.
Technology, Intellectual Property, Privacy
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In an era when having a digital presence can be a business’ ticket to market penetration, the law’s treatment of technology and e-commerce is pivotal.
For companies in high growth sectors, the rules of engagement often change as quickly the technology itself. Rooney Nimmo lawyers represent a wide range of high growth and technology companies (including Biotech, FinTech and AdTech) in relation to funding rounds, stock and incentive schemes, corporate actions, licensing, R&D deals and exits. In many cases, for smaller and high growth clients, we operate in the General Counsel role as they focus on growing their companies and internal resources.
From London to New York to Silicon Valley, our intellectual property and commercial contract team consists of lawyers with extensive experience advising on complex IP and commercial contract matters in a wide range of areas including:
We all accept that ‘Data is King.’ Increasingly our digital sector clientele as well as our institutional clients are dealing with the ever-changing legal landscape relating to privacy issues. Understanding the multi-layered and often multi-jurisdictional aspects of the topic is key to helping navigate this area for firm clients.
Rooney Nimmo lawyers offer counsel on the risks associated with privacy and cyber security, including:
We have developed a particular expertise that focuses on the intricacies of tax policy in both the US and UK. This gives us a unique perspective on managing tax issues for individuals and companies operating in each jurisdiction.
We undertake a comprehensive approach to planning, focusing not only on taxation issues, but also coordinating the disposition of various beneficial interests. The firm is experienced in understanding and managing issues of capital preservation, business continuity, and competing demands of family members. Specifically, Rooney Nimmo routinely manages tax issues with respect to:
Financial Services, Asset Management and Regulatory Enforcement
Our lawyers have deep technical expertise in the financial markets and international securities regulation. We have a broad understanding of financial products and instruments, the specific rules and agencies that govern them, and the changing regulatory landscape.
We provide advice helping to manage corporate governance, financial disclosure and reporting, litigation matters, internal investigations conducted by boards of directors and audit committees and securities issues delivering high value counsel to our client base.
We have acted for large number of investment firms, banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and private equity firms both public and private and represented funds, managers, investors, brokers and other market participants.
In the US, we offer guidance on regulatory matters relating to:
In the UK, we have experience in launching and acting for:
We have advised on hedge fund compliance with the marketing requirements of AIFMD and listed entities in the Channel Islands, Germany, France and Switzerland in relation to compliance with the non-mainstream pooled investment rules.
Rooney Nimmo has the capacity to provide top legal services for a full range of real estate transactions nationwide.
From structuring, venturing, acquiring, developing and financing, to managing, operating, working out and disposing of real estate, our clients require talented and versatile legal counsel to help them navigate their complex and demanding transactions, from more traditional “core” to “value-add” and development transactions. Our counsel are skilled in handling multijurisdictional and multi-property transactions, often requiring lawyers in various disciplines and offices.
Our attorneys have significant experience representing both equity and debt players in all major asset classes, from financial institutions to developers and operators of commercial real estate, including structured-finance, hospitality, retail, office, multi-family, flex space, logistics, manufacturing and other industrial uses, at every stage of development, use and operations. We follow industry trends and always aim to deeply understand and tirelessly promote our clients’ business and strategic vision.
Transactional equity experience:
Representative Real Estate Finance Transactions Include:
Commercial Litigation, Collections and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Rooney Nimmo has years of experience in commercial litigation and trial practice, which allows us to help clients assess their claims and goals and develop an appropriate litigation strategy.
As experienced negotiators and litigators, we strive to ensure favorable results for our clients, whether through settlement negotiations or at trial. We understand the importance of managing risk and cost and minimizing the distraction to client leadership. Therefore, while maintaining momentum in contentious matters, we also counsel clients on litigation avoidance measures and on approaches that either obviate or bring a swift resolution to litigation wherever possible.
Judgment enforcement and asset recovery
Unfortunately some judgment debtors are unwilling to pay on a decision whether in full or even in installments over time. Our litigators are well versed in what can be the “Second Act” of litigation. Using the post-judgment discovery process and all other available apparatuses of the State and Federal Courts, our firm has relentlessly pursued assets of both corporate and individual judgment debtors.
Employment and Executive Compensation
Our team of international lawyers and human resources advisors is able to facilitate compliance with and interpretation of the ever-changing landscape of laws that affect employment relationships. We regularly handle simple to complex employment situations for clients both domestically in the US and UK and for those operating businesses in both jurisdictions.
Rooney Nimmo provides high value legal services to both employers and employees, including:
International and Transatlantic
Rooney Nimmo is unique in its ability to serve international and transatlantic clients at a high level while giving them the personal service you would expect from a boutique law firm.
Rooney Nimmo has lawyers who are well versed in the complex and often changing immigration landscape. Our lawyers are prepared to help with the planning and implementation of the visa programs on both sides to of the Atlantic.
Inbound to the US
Immigration laws in the US are subject to an ever-changing environment of, regulatory action, and legislative reform. Seeking professional advice should be an essential part of an entrepreneurial plan. Our team will provide guidance in the following ways:
Inbound to the UK
In the UK, our immigration law team can handle most immigration issues from applications to appealing decisions of the Home Office, including:
High Net Worth, Estate Planning, Private Client
As a natural extension of our corporate practice, we offer advice to founders and& owners. Rooney Nimmo lawyers have a wealth of experience in wills, family matters and estate planning. Each client has different needs and so our approach is adapted to best suit the individual case and personal circumstance. We always encourage clients, where possible, to be proactive in planning their future and will support you with efficient and effective options to suit your needs.
We provide advice on the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, estate planning, taxation and inheritance and when the time comes, executing on those services.
The firm is experienced in understanding and managing issues of capital preservation, business continuity, and competing demands of family members.