Growth. Performance. Managing risk. However you define it, success in today’s global and digital age means addressing increasingly complex issues faster and more efficiently amid rapid change. Making the right decisions in this environment requires strategic counsel from an adviser who not only knows how laws are evolving in jurisdictions around the world, but also has a deep understanding of your particular industry. This is Goodwin.
We are a global 50 law firm with a history of working on groundbreaking matters, and an increasingly focused approach to working with clients in the financial, private equity, real estate, technology and life sciences industries. Our more than 900 corporate and litigation lawyers leverage their specific experience and assemble full-service teams to advise clients in these and adjacent industries.
It’s not just what we do. It’s why we do it — We strive to help you succeed, however you define success. You receive our best in every engagement – from an A-team roster focused on the matter at hand, to the collective know-how of highly collaborative lawyers in specialized practices across the firm. By helping you make the most of leveraging opportunities, protecting what’s important, and clearing obstacles in your way, Goodwin is recognized as a leader in the markets we serve.
At Goodwin, we use law to enable our clients’ success. When we partner with our clients to practice law, we do so not just with integrity, but with ingenuity, agility and ambition. And in so doing, we are able to make a powerful, positive and lasting impact.
Types of work undertaken:
Private Equity: Private equity clients are sophisticated, and they don’t just work with us because of our elite ranking, accolades, or client-centric approach. Companies come to Goodwin to leverage deep industry knowledge and an expansive network for competitive advantage. We are the market leader in the middle market sector; and one of the top private equity practices in the world. Our middle-market focus means you get our A-team on every single deal.
Real Estate Companies work with Goodwin to identity and fulfill investment opportunities across all verticals of the global real estate industry. The result? Improved growth and stronger performance during all phases of the economic cycle. Our lawyers deliver incisive legal solutions and crucial business advice every step of the way, from raising, managing and deploying capital, to evaluating risks, prospects and resolving disputes.
Financial Industry: The financial industry can be a legal minefield riddled with complex regulatory, economic, technological and political challenges. How can you grow while navigating regulations and mitigating risk? From executing acquisitions, forming funds and navigating financial regulations to defending enforcement actions and engaging in high stakes litigation, we find pragmatic, creative solutions that drive bottom-line results.
M+A + Corporate Governance: With a highly experienced legal partner to assess opportunities and deftly structure and negotiate complex transactions in addition to advising on corporate governance matters, you can scale your business confidently, benefiting from our extensive volume of mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, tender-offers, spinoffs, divestitures and going-private transactions.
Intellectual Property: Pharmaceutical manufacturers, life sciences companies and technology companies turn to us to protect their intellectual property and to remove barriers to the launch of new products to the market. We’ll help you preserve and enforce your rights, safeguarding return on significant R&D investment.
Business Litigation: Clients rely on us to resolve disputes quickly, cost effectively, and in their best strategic interest. With our first-chair trial success and ability to handle highly complex matters, we can settle disputes favorably or even avoid trial altogether.