Corporate Law

Downey Brand is the one of the leading corporate law firms in Sacramento. As outside general counsel, our law firm represents more than 100 of the region’s companies, handling all legal matters for public, private, and family-owned companies, non-profits, limited partnerships, and LLCs. For other national and regional companies, our law firm is called upon to act as special counsel, to guide our clients through every phase of complex corporate transactions.

Our Sacramento-based corporate lawyers become intimately familiar with our clients’ businesses to better serve them and help them accomplish their goals. In this role, we are always available to offer strategic legal advice as well as to negotiate and document specific transactions. Our law firm also assists clients with legal issues they encounter regarding ongoing operational and legal compliance questions, including regulatory compliance, employment law, and the fiduciary obligations of officers and directors to investors. Other examples of services regularly performed by our corporate lawyers include the formation of business entities, the development and negotiation of shareholder agreements, and the structuring of joint ventures.


Selected Experience

  • Advise Board of Directors of regional bank holding company on fiduciary duties in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and other fundamental changes.
  • Advise fifty percent (50%) shareholder in connection with buyout of the other fifty percent (50%) shareholder in involuntary dissolution action, including intense advocacy during appraisal process.
  • Advise large financial institution on internal investigations under the attorney-client privilege.  Reorganization of large, family owned winery to diversify risk, enhance focus and maximize tax efficiencies.
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  • Advise Board of Directors of regional bank holding company on fiduciary duties in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and other fundamental changes.
  • Advise fifty percent (50%) shareholder in connection with buyout of the other fifty percent (50%) shareholder in involuntary dissolution action, including intense advocacy during appraisal process.
  • Advise large financial institution on internal investigations under the attorney-client privilege.  Reorganization of large, family owned winery to diversify risk, enhance focus and maximize tax efficiencies.
  • Develop and implement contract checklist for nationally renowned university to enhance quality control and efficiencies.
  • Develop supply agreement form for large petroleum supply company.
  • Formation of 100s of companies, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures.
13 Attorneys

Kristin N. Capritto

Senior Associate

Sacramento 916.520.5275 direct

San Francisco 415.848.4818 direct

Aric A. C. Codog

Aric A. C. Codog

Associate

Sacramento 916.520.5434 direct

Michael B. Davis

Associate

Sacramento 916.520.5382 direct

Joseph G. De Angelis

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5308 direct

Steven B. Hymas, II

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5538 direct

N. Aaron Johnson

Counsel

Sacramento 916.520.5465 direct

Nicholaus E. Johnson

Associate

Sacramento 916.520.5384 direct

Robert M. McCormick

Counsel

Sacramento 916.520.5301 direct

Silvio Reggiardo, III

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5374 direct

James Robertson

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5363 direct

Reno 775.329.5900 direct

Danielle Stephens

Danielle R. Stephens

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5475 direct

Dale A. Stern

Partner

Sacramento (916) 520-5250 direct

James L. Wigginton

Senior Associate

Sacramento 916.520.5332 direct

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