With a focus on the consumer products space, Chuck Cotter advises companies at all stages of growth, helping them raise capital, execute acquisitions and divestitures, and comply with regulatory requirements.  Recognized by Law360 as a 2017 MVP in Food & Beverage, Chuck regularly speaks on corporate and venture capital matters.

Chuck is a trusted advisor to his clients, regularly serving as outside general counsel on financings, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.  His deal experience spans sales of small private companies to mergers of large publicly-listed companies, including international businesses and going-private transactions. For growth-oriented clients, Chuck helps determine the best way to reach their personal and corporate objectives, with particular experience working with entrepeneurs and companies in the food, beverage, and natural products space.

Chuck's clients come from all points of the growth spectrum, from start-ups to ready-to-exit, and most commonly include:
  • Consumer products companies (including portfolio companies) 
  • Venture capital and private equity funds 
  • Investors (angel and later stage) 
  • Boards of directors and board committees 
  • Top-level executives 
  • High-growth potential businesses and entrepreneurs 

Serving clients with a diversity of legal needs, Chuck frequently advises on the following areas:
  • Emerging Growth and Venture Capital
    • Formation
    • Financing
    • Commercial and Co-Manufacturing Agreements
    • Intellectual Property Protection
    • Regulatory Compliance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Exit Strategies
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Strategic Acquisitions and Dispositions
    • Private Equity Transactions
    • Auction Processes
    • Financing and Restructuring