Canton has corporate finance and securities attorneys available. These attorneys are laywyers who specialize in corporate finance, which deals with finance of small or big business enterprises, and securities, which deal with assets of businesses. A number of laws govern the working of business establishments and their activities, and lawyers help such companies function effectively. Some of the activities overseen by attorneys include acquisitions, mergers, takeovers, initial public offerings, financings, cross-border transactions, public company regulatory compliance and stock exchange practice. The attorney may be an independent professional, or be attached to an agency. International trade is also a field where attorneys help with the paperwork and legal transactions. They may specialize in certain industrial sectors, such as oil and gas exploration and production, retail, manufacturing, technology, life sciences, and alternative energy/green industries. They may be employed by the company, or work for them on a case-to-case basis.