At Berman Fink Van Horn, we are business people who practice law. We understand firsthand what it’s like to run a business while keeping an eye on the bottom line. We think big. We take the time to learn critical details about your business so that we can bring practiced insight. We are skilled at creative problem solving and are extremely responsive. And we take pride in positively impacting our clients’ businesses. Our lawyers strive to be a value-add to your business, helping you successfully navigate potential pitfalls and efficiently meet your company’s objectives.
Our attorneys provide general and detailed corporate counsel and advisory services to entrepreneurs, startups, mature businesses and national brands. Your company may not need dedicated “in-house counsel”, but it will feel like it does with our legal team on your side.
Corporate counsel and advisory services
Matters in which we advise clients include:
- Business formation
- Corporate governance
- Contract negotiation
- Data privacy issues
- Employee matters, including equity compensation plans and restrictive covenants
- Dispute resolution
- Exit strategies
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Non-profit organizations
- Raising capital
- Regulatory compliance
- Reorganization support
- Technology and software license issues
Why choose us?
When you entrust us with your business matter, you can rest assured our team will treat your company like it is our own. The attorneys handling your case will always keep you up to date, consistently communicating with you and collaborating on creative solutions. Our team is nimble, accessible, and ready to act. And while our rates are competitive, our clients receive white glove service from a senior level attorney — every time.
Contact us to learn more or call one of our business attorneys at 404-261-7711.
Attorneys in this area
BFV negotiates complex investment structure for commercial real estate investor in joint venture with hotel developer
BFV negotiated a complex investment structure for a commercial real estate investor for a joint venture with a hotel developer on future hotel development projects. The legal work included counseling and advising on deal terms and drafting and finalizing the platform agreement, predevelopment agreement, loan documents, and all operating agreements to position the investor to meet its strategic targets and protect the investor’s long-term interest and investment.Attorneys involved in this case: Ruari J. O’Sullivan
BFV represents developer in one of Metro Atlanta’s largest property assemblages
The commercial real estate team at Berman Fink Van Horn represented the sponsor and developer in the assemblage and acquisition of 68 individual parcels of land in Kennesaw, Georgia for a total purchase price of more than $30 million. The project took over two years to complete and is one of the largest assemblages of property by a developer in metro Atlanta. The acquired real estate and improvements included commercial and residential, improved and unimproved and owner occupied and leased properties. The land will be redeveloped into a master planned, mixed use community.Attorneys involved in this case: Benjamin I. Fink
Berman Fink Van Horn attorneys represent lead investor in $33 million acquisition of multi-family property
Berman Fink Van Horn attorneys represented the lead investor in the $33 million acquisition of an 823 unit, two building multi-family property in Clayton County, Georgia. The transaction included a capital stack consisting of investor equity, Freddie Mac debt and over $10 million in corporate taxable bonds.Attorneys involved in this case: Ruari J. O’Sullivan
BFV renegotiates easement terms to save the sale of 3 building, mixed use property
Berman Fink Van Horn attorneys represented the seller of a three building, 103,000 square foot mixed use property including 18 retail and 8 office tenants, with ground level and underground parking, located in Charlotte, N.C. The total sale price was in excess of $26 million. Our attorneys were able to negotiate the relocation of an access easement which existed under a parking garage on terms satisfactory to the purchaser which, if not addressed, would have caused the transaction to fail.Attorneys involved in this case: Jeffrey N. Berman
BFV ensures smooth transition for franchisor’s multiple store openings
Berman Fink Van Horn attorneys represent a publicly-traded, nationally recognized quick service restaurant franchisor in connection with all of its corporate-owned and leased real estate, including negotiating purchase agreements and ground leases for freestanding and out parcel sites, easements, restrictive covenants and due diligence review. Our attorneys shepherd each transaction, from letter of intent to final contract execution to evaluating and advising on due diligence matters and work closely with the client’s in-house legal, development and construction teams to ensure, in each case, a smooth transition to a successful store opening.Attorneys involved in this case: Jeffrey N. Berman
Helping our client realize full amount of negotiated purchase price
Berman Fink Van Horn attorneys represented the seller of an approximately 128,000 square foot office building located in Sandy Springs, Georgia for over $18 million. After the purchaser expressed concerns over the financial stability of the building’s largest tenant, our attorneys successfully negotiated the terms of a one year post-closing escrow agreement which allowed the purchaser to gain sufficient comfort concerning the payment of rent, while allowing the client to realize the full amount of the negotiated purchase price.Attorneys involved in this case: Jeffrey N. Berman
BFV facilitates internet service client’s $9 million asset sale
Berman Fink Van Horn attorneys Jeffrey N. Berman and Ruari J. O’Sullivan successfully represented a co-location hosting and IaaS provider in the sale of substantially all of its assets to a nationally-recognized industry player. The ultimate $9 million sales price represented a sizeable bump from earlier discussions, as Berman Fink Van Horn attorneys were able to use their client’s steady growth and upcoming contracts as leverage to negotiate away from contingent payment structures to cash at closing.Attorneys involved in this case: Jeffrey N. Berman, Ruari J. O’Sullivan