Partnerships and Joint Ventures

Successful entrepreneurs are great collaborators and our clients are used to having partners, can easily articulate, at a very high level, the benefits and burdens of meaningful business partnerships. But they also know that one of the more difficult subjects for entrepreneurs to get their arms around are the legal, governance, tax, and operating structures of partnerships and joint venture transactions.

At Freeborn, we are experienced in all facets of structuring, negotiating and documenting all types of joint venture and partnership relationships, whether conducted through limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships, general partnerships or other legal entities or contractual arrangements.  We guide our clients through the nuances of formation, operations, modification, division and dissolution of all types of partnerships and joint ventures, using experience gained from our substantial backgrounds in tax planning -- as the tax efficiencies of partnership structures are often a motivating factor in choosing a structure.   

Freeborn’s experience in this area stretches across all of our practice areas.  We have counseled clients’ joint venture and partnership arrangements for real estate transactions, multinational manufacturing cooperatives, investment funds and their acquisition vehicles and equity incentive pools, among other structures. 

We have successfully worked with clients in a wide variety of industries including real estate investors and developers, food and beverage manufacturers, transportation and logistics companies, professional service providers, media producers and industrial manufacturers.