W. Eric Swan
- New York University School of Law, JD
- Purdue University, BS Mechanical Engineering
- Business and Corporate Law
- Commercial Transactions and Licensing
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Attorney ProfileEric practices in the area of business and corporate law, representing both established and emerging businesses and the angel and institutional investors who fund them. With respect to businesses, his role is often that of outside general counsel. He advises with respect to not only important transactional events such as equity and debt financings, acquisitions, business transitions and exit events, but also guides his clients through the day-to-day challenges that must be met to ensure their success, such as structuring and negotiating domestic and international development and manufacturing agreements, services agreements, intellectual property licenses and distribution, reseller and OEM agreements. Eric is a trusted advisor to his clients, working with individuals at all levels in an organization to provide business and strategic guidance, while taking a pragmatic approach to legal services. His goal is to maximize the value of his legal services by providing practical legal and business advice that enables his clients to efficiently realize their business objectives.
- Assist companies in all aspects of their products licensing, services and distribution efforts.
- Work directly with client senior management and operations teams and to manage risk in commercial transactions.
- Represent businesses and investors through debt and equity financings. Past transactions have been for amounts up to $175 million.
- Negotiate debt and bridge financings with commercial lenders and institutional investors to provide capital for growth and expansion or liquidity.
- Represent clients engaged in acquiring and divesting businesses.
- Assist businesses in formulating and executing growth-by-acquisition strategies.
- Provide guidance in connection with day-to-day business strategy and corporate governance activities.
"Private Equity: What Counts and What Doesn't" (co-authored with Joseph W. Bartlett and published in the University of Iowa Journal of Corporate Law, 2001)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office