Kurtin PLLC is a New York City-based law firm founded in 2008 by Owen D. Kurtin, an attorney in practice since 1984.  The firm’s practice focuses on corporate, commercial, and regulatory representation for both mature and early stage companies, investors and lenders in the Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Communications & Media, Information Technologies and Satellites & Space sectors.  We have additional experience in the Energy and Financial Services sectors, and in Constitutional and civil rights issues arising in the Communications, Media, Technology and Arts sectors.

We advise on a wide range of M&A and private equity transactions, including buyouts, divestitures and roll-ups; cross-border joint ventures and strategic alliances; securities offerings and private placements; and financial and strategic investments.  We also counsel company boards and officers on their fiduciary obligations and other governance issues and shareholders and creditors on their rights.  We also have experience in the implementation of Swiss Principal and related corporate governance structures for multinational enterprises and structuring of investment trusts and other investment vehicles.

Kurtin PLLC also advises on complex commercial arrangements such as the development, financing, manufacture, outsourcing, distribution and deployment of:  terrestrial, satellite and submarine broadband telecommunications and media networks; telecommunications, aerospace, energy, IT, health IT, data privacy and cybersecurity services, software and equipment; biotechnology and life sciences products; and digital media content and other intellectual property rights.

Our practice is international.  We have in-country transactional experience throughout North America; Western and Eastern Europe; the Middle East and Persian Gulf; and Central, South and East Asia.

We recognize that our clients seek new ways to achieve their business goals and expect legal services to be as innovative and goal-responsive as they must be. We also recognize that while our clients seek a closer alignment of the attorney-client relationship with their business needs and risks, they also expect and require objective and disinterested legal advice from that relationship.  The balance of that alignment and objectivity is key to the service we seek to provide.

To those ends, we offer alternative billing arrangements, which may include success- or partial success-based fees for transactional matters such as mergers and acquisitions and financings; tiered flat fee billing arrangements for corporate, commercial and regulatory matters; and retainers for recurring or continuing baskets of services.  As part of this effort, Kurtin PLLC offers a package of flat-fee services for the formation, organization, financing and operations of U.S. subsidiaries and affiliates of non-U.S.-based companies and for U.S. startups.  The breadth of services offered cover any legal or regulatory requirement a new enterprise is likely to face, while the menu of basic and additional services allows both “a la carte” selection of services needed and predictability of costs (for more information, click on Inbound and Startup Services).

We also engage in carefully selected pro bono and public service work.  Past projects have included assistance to children’s rights and relief organizations, obtaining political asylum for persecuted African and Asian refugees, representation of performing and graphic artists and filmmakers in producing their work and protecting their rights, and assistance to the digital communications infrastructure of a major metropolitan performing arts center.

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