PLDW Business Attorney William F. Miller Releases Advisory on Options for Successful Business Owners to Consider in the Current Economy

PROVIDENCE, RI – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC (PLDW) Partner William F. Miller, a veteran business attorney and thought leader on corporate law issues, released an advisory highlighting several business options for owners of successful companies to consider in the current economy, entitled Keeping Your Business Options Open. This essay follows an advisory released in April, which offered suggestions for business owners who are struggling with distressed companies, available here.

“Economic cycles will always have peaks and valleys,” explains Attorney Miller. “During down times in the cycle, some companies will feel the stress more than others. Those that do maintain their vitality will do so through innovation or by reinventing themselves.”

Attorney Miller is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate & Business Law Team. He is an accomplished business practitioner with more than 30 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financing, commercial contract matters, intellectual property protection and licensing, and entity and investment fund formation. With more than $3 billion of transactional experience, Attorney Miller has represented local, national and international clients including media, retail, private equity, financial services, professional sports teams, nonprofit institutions and consulting and management firms, among others.   He frequently advises early stage technology companies, manufacturers, service and distribution companies, as well as investors in such companies.  He also has significant experience in representing wind turbine manufacturers, suppliers and commercial end-users in connection with wind turbine acquisition, maintenance and warranty agreements. Attorney Miller has been recognized on multiple occasions as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in Mergers and Acquisitions.

About Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC

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