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Epstein Becker Green assists middle-market, emerging growth, and Fortune 100 companies with the formation, financing, operation, governance, restructuring, and dissolution of strategic alliances and joint ventures. Utilizing an extensive international network, our attorneys are able to effectively counsel clients on the advantages and risks, as well as tax and financial considerations, of strategic alliances and joint ventures, whether they are domestic, cross-border, or global in nature. We represent clients at every stage of the transaction—from its beginnings to the final agreement.

Our attorneys have provided strategic alliance and joint venture advice to clients in numerous industries, including, but not limited to:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Chemical
  • Consumer products
  • Equipment leasing
  • Health care
  • Information technology
  • Internet and e-commerce
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Renewable energy
  • Technology

Our attorneys identify the best transaction structure to further our clients' business objectives while minimizing their risks. We also assist in forming joint ventures in connection with financing arrangements, including structured finance and securitization transactions, syndicated lending, and mezzanine and preferred equity financings.

Because the parties may choose to unwind a strategic alliance or joint venture when their needs change or goals are realized, our attorneys utilize their wide-ranging experience in this area to formulate appropriate exit strategies, such as an initial public offering, a purchase or sale option between venture partners, or a third-party sale and dissolution. We also advise on post-joint venture relationship issues, such as the division of territories and customers, the ownership/licensing of intellectual property, and non-competition agreements.

Representative Matters

  • Structured a joint venture between a major pharmaceutical company and a managed care company for the implementation and administration of a Medicare chronic care improvement program
  • Represented a Japanese conglomerate in a joint venture in wind power plants in Europe
  • Represented a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care services organization in structuring a joint venture with a large behavioral health care provider to pursue a CMS demonstration program in Massachusetts to provide integrated physical and behavioral health care services to the population of "dual eligibles" (those eligible for care coverage under both Medicare and Medicaid) aged 21 to 64
  • Assisted two health systems in structuring a strategic hospital joint venture
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