Corporate and Transaction Counsel
Luc advises foreign clients on expanding their businesses in the United States through acquisitions, joint ventures, distributors and sales representatives. As a former equity options trader with Third Millennium Trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Luc has first-hand experience weighing risks against rewards as part of calculated business decisions.
Well versed in Illinois and Delaware corporate law, Luc is equally conversant with the Uniform Commercial Code and international treaties applicable to cross-border transactions. He handles many types of transactions and corporate issues including:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Strategic partnerships
- Capital fundraising
- Formation and maintenance of U.S. subsidiaries for foreign companies.
Education Mergers and Acquisitions
Clients with an interest in higher education look to Luc for transaction counsel in this highly regulated sector; these include for-profit and nonprofit colleges, academic medical centers, private equity funds and other investors in for-profit educational institutions. He advises on education mergers and acquisitions, particularly transactions involving higher education institutions and education service providers. Luc advised on the first acquisition of a nonprofit medical school by a for-profit buyer, including the conversion of the acquired entity into a for-profit company.
Commercial and Government Contracts
Luc also advises on commercial and government contracts such as complex multiparty/multijurisdictional manufacturing agreements and multibillion-dollar technology outsourcing agreements. His government contract work covers certifications issued by government agencies and not-for-profit organizations certifying businesses as women- and minority-owned.
- Acquisitions and divestures of companies ranging from $500 million at the high end to just a few million at the low end, including a $400 million acquisition of a private label fruit juice business, the $250 million stock sale for a US public company of one of its manufacturing divisions, the $400 million asset acquisition of a tungsten metal company, and the purchase of two automobile parts manufacturing divisions for $51 million for a private equity fund
- Numerous joint ventures and strategic partnerships, ranging in size from multibillion-dollars to smaller partnerships between foreign companies and US-based distributors
- The formation and maintenance of US subsidiaries for numerous foreign companies doing business in the US
- Commercial contracts of all types, ranging from standard supply and distributor agreements, to more complex multi-party/multi-jurisdiction manufacturing and joint development agreements, including multibillion-dollar IT outsourcing agreements for a large US public company
Luc has traveled extensively and lived for many years in Europe and South America.