Have you ever wondered what it is that corporate and finance lawyers do? If you haven’t actually worked as an attorney in a corporate or finance practice area, you probably don’t understand what the work involves other than it is “transactional” and does not include going to court. In this article, we demystify corporate and finance practice areas and explain what these kinds of lawyers spend their days (and nights) doing.

BCG Attorney Search's Guide to Corporate and Finance Practice Areas

Corporate and finance lawyers assist companies and financial institutions organize, operate and finance their businesses. These lawyers do everything from draft corporate bylaws, to negotiate loan agreements, to research regulations that pertain to new financial instruments (such as derivatives). They provide counsel to Fortune 500 companies about how to store information in accordance with privacy laws and negotiate innovative funding models for emerging companies the world over.

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