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Corporate and Securities

HKW’s experienced corporate team takes a no-nonsense, pragmatic approach to corporate law and business transactions that is more responsive and effective than the typical corporate law firm. We never lose sight of our clients’ business objectives and always provide sound and meaningful legal and business advice to help them meet their goals. We often use non-traditional billing arrangements; such as flat recurring or transaction specific fees that align our interests with those of the client more closely than rigid billable hour fee schedules.

In-House and Big Firm Experience

HKW’s corporate lawyers have a unique combination of high level in-house (including public company general counsel) and big firm experience that allows them to provide pragmatic, common-sense and cost-effective solutions to sophisticated corporate legal issues. Our lawyers understand the business realities behind the legal issues they handle, and strive to solve problems creatively rather than just identifying (or erecting) barriers to a company’s business objectives. Put simply, any lawyer can spot issues, but it takes a superior lawyer and business advisor to figure out the most effective way to protect a client legally while always keeping in mind the business objective at hand.


Our business lawyers work to deliver clear, practical legal advice in plain English, rather than hiding behind legalese. We pride ourselves on adding real business value for our clients. We solve problems effectively, cost-efficiently and resourcefully.

Flat Fee Arrangements

Many clients have a legal role that needs to be filled on a regular basis, but prefer not to hire a full-time general counsel or in-house attorney. Our lawyers are experienced in designing monthly retainers and project-based, fixed-fee billing for a full range of business projects that a typical in-house lawyer faces–and can handle these projects at a fraction of the cost it would take if billed by the hour. See more about our flat fee arrangements by clicking here.