Fox Swibel distinguishes itself by combining big firm quality and sophistication with the more personalized, lower-cost setting of a boutique law firm. Our lawyers come from major national and international firms, and are attracted to our entrepreneurial culture which is focused on client service. For example: (i) we staff our matters with highly-experienced lawyers whose billing rates are often less than junior lawyers at larger firms; (ii) we impose no billable hour requirements on our lawyers — rather than incentivizing our lawyers to increase time spent on a matter, we reward efficiency; (iii) we offer flexible fee arrangements suited to a particular client’s needs; and (iv) we foster internal cooperation by de-emphasizing “billing credit” in our compensation structure. We believe these and other factors distinguish us from our competitors and greatly benefit our clients.
Our firm represents a wide range of clients, from entrepreneurs to global institutions. The Firm’s principal practice areas focus on banking and corporate finance, business litigation, corporate and securities law, real estate, tax, employment law, and bankruptcy and restructuring.
Our recent notable engagements include numerous high-profile matters of the type typically awarded to much larger firms. Examples include representing: (i) a major foreign airline in defending litigation brought against it by one of the largest U.S. airlines; (ii) multiple investment funds in their acquisition of hotels and other commercial properties in Brazil and Uruguay; (iii) a consortium of predominantly European banks in the workout of a $650 million defaulted commercial loan; (iv) the United States Treasury in approximately 165 transactions in which an aggregate of $1.7 billion was funded to community banks around the U.S. under the Federal Government’s Small Business Lending program; (v) a private investment firm in a $50 million private equity financing; (vi) an Internet media company in a $25 million venture capital financing; (vii) a natural foods company in a successful sale to a Fortune 100 company; and (viii) numerous clients in fund formations with respect to a variety of fund products including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and venture capital funds.