Legal Experience

Mr. Pettibone’s experience as a corporate lawyer from 1967 to 2010 included:

Corporate Matters
  • Public offerings and private placements
  • Securities matters
  • Share Purchase Agreements
  • Merger & Acquisition Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements and Joint Venture Agreements, including agreements where the state or a state-controlled entity is a party
  • Advising on Minority Shareholder Rights
  • Supervising corporate Due Diligence investigations
  • Advising on Corporate Governance issues
  • Forming off-shore holding company structures
Employment Matters
  • Drafting and negotiating Employment Agreements and, on behalf of the employer, resolving disputes between the employer and the employee
Franchise Agreements and Distributorship Agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating Franchise Agreements and Distributorship Agreements and advising on related trademark issues
Construction and Real Estate Matters
  • Counsel to the American partners in the Joint Venture with Intourist to construct, develop and operate the Radisson Slavyanskya Hotel and Business Center in Moscow
  • Represented two foreign governments in acquiring real estate in Moscow for their embassies
Space Law
  • Mr. Pettibone represented the first three space tourists — Dennis Tito, Mark Shuttleworth and Greg Olsen — in their successful negotiations with the Russian Space Agency to travel to the International Space Station on Russian Soyuz spacecraft.