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Successful strategic transactions, projects, and similar business initiatives require skilled legal counsel. But, they also require big-picture thinking, savvy and actionable business advice, and efficient execution. Womble Carlyle created the Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) to provide exactly that type of business guidance in critical deals and projects.
SIG is a business consulting practice focused on helping companies to identify and secure corporate development opportunities, create or acquire mission-critical facilities like data centers and production plants, and solve business challenges along the way. Long-time entrepreneur and industry deal maker Rhett Weiss serves as SIG’s Managing Director.
SIG helps clients around the globe make informed business decisions and negotiate their corporate development, acquisition/disposition, expansion/consolidation, and location/relocation projects. Working with companies to get their deals done on time and within budget, SIG can augment a client’s capabilities in these areas, among others, from strategic planning through deal execution:
SIG can represent clients confidentially in sensitive strategic pursuits, negotiations, and transactions, especially when and where the client’s anonymity is essential. Depending on the project’s scope, SIG also can involve Womble Carlyle’s other related practices and/or resources at the right time to provide the necessary legal services. Whether the client’s needs are very precise or wide-ranging, SIG can provide efficient coordination and integration throughout the project.
Further, on selected projects, SIG can represent governments, or their departments, agencies, or economic development organizations.
Corporate and Securities | Economic Development
Environmental and Energy | Federal and State Government Affairs
Global Business | Land Use and Zoning | Real Estate | Tax
Rhett has been involved in $35+ billion of transactions and in numerous entrepreneurial ventures. Among them, Rhett spent five years as Google’s Senior Team Leader for Strategic Development. In that role, he oversaw and negotiated global infrastructure development and acquisition projects for the fast-growing tech giant. He managed key relationships with government agencies, economic development organizations, landowners, businesses, utilities and other stakeholders. He was chief designer and negotiator of several large strategic acquisition and development projects, such as Google’s legendary data center projects in the US and abroad.