Nicholas Lipresti is a transactional attorney based near Boston, concentrating his practice in corporate, business, commercial lending, and finance law. His practice focuses on structuring, negotiating, and closing joint ventures, as well as mergers and acquisitions (both buyers and sellers).
Mr. Lipresti is also known for his expertise in asset dispositions, securities issuances and other capital raises, recapitalizations, restructurings, buyouts and takeouts as well as various types of business and real estate financings (ranging from venture and private equity to asset- and property-backed bank financings).
He is sought after for his expertise in negotiating term sheets, LOIs, purchase (asset and equity) agreements, profit sharing plans, operating agreements, buyer/seller agreements, shareholder agreements, employment agreements as well as confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements for business. Mr. Lipresti has significant experience preparing private placement memoranda and other offering documents for equity issuances and syndications as well as compliance with federal and state "blue sky" securities laws.
He regularly works with franchisors on corporate, structuring, financing, and leasing matters as well as reviewing franchise disclosure documents (FDD) and franchise agreements on behalf of potential franchisees.
Mr. Lipresti also represents many commercial lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial real estate financings, asset-based financings and lines of credit, project financings, tax credit financings, subordinated and senior debt transactions, convertible/preferred equity structured finance and loan assumptions. He regularly counsels financial institutions and borrowers in the drafting and negotiation of loan documentation including loan agreements, notes, mortgages/deeds, security pledges, guarantees, and subordination agreements.
Providing outside general counsel, Mr. Lipresti works with closely held businesses from startups to established companies, as well as non-profit organizations and entities in workout situations. He supports clients with organizational and entity planning, strategic advice, resolution of conflicts among owners, executive employment matters and ongoing corporate counseling.