Locke Lord's transactional lawyers have represented U.S. and multinational publicly traded entities and private concerns in nearly every industry for over a century. Our knowledge and experience provide guidance well beyond the mechanics of the law, allowing us to counsel clients on broader business implications and strategies. The Firm's reputation for responsiveness and business judgment is unsurpassed. We build strong relationships to support our clients' general counsel and frequently serve as leading outside general counsel for middle market clients and emerging companies.

In the course of advising clients on public offerings and private placements to handling billion-dollar M&A transactions, our corporate lawyers have access to the full range of Locke Lord’s broad network of contacts when beneficial. We consistently offer clients a multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon the skills of our colleagues in many practice areas and geographies, working seamlessly to deliver desired results. Our creative and cost-effective solutions give clients the benefit of our many years of experience without the cost of unnecessary legal research or hours. Many of our lawyers have served as in-house counsel and are seasoned by years of involvement in the industries in which they focus.

The Firm’s corporate practice spans a wide range of industries, including:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Chemical
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Entertainment and media
  • Food and beverage
  • Health care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Life sciences
  • Manufacturing, service and distribution
  • Marine terminal development
  • Maritime
  • Mining
  • Nonprofit
  • Real estate
  • Retail
  • Shipping and transportation
  • Technology

In today’s challenging environment of fast-moving corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, Locke Lord has a firm grasp of the legal, political and economic issues our clients face. Our extensive experience and team-oriented approach enables us to maximize value in virtually any transaction throughout every phase of corporate development.