Mergers, Acquisitions & Dispositions

Our attorneys have extensive experience with mergers and acquisition transactions in various industries. Whether it is a large company contemplating a strategic sale or acquisition, or a family business seeking growth or exit strategies, our attorneys have the experience and up-to-date technical knowledge to guide clients through even the most difficult merger and acquisition transactions. We have handled all forms of transactions including stock, asset and mergers.

Our services include:

Pre-transaction Planning & Counsel

Often the steps taken before a company is presented with a potential business acquisition or sale can make a significant difference in maximizing a successful business outcome. Our attorneys are available to work with clients offering pre-transaction planning and advice well in advance of the transaction.

Due Diligence

We conduct due diligence investigations on behalf of both sellers and buyers. We assist buyers in determining the true value of the target.  We also assist sellers in developing proper disclosure of all necessary information to satisfy contractual obligations and avoid future liability exposure.

Transaction Structuring

Devising the optimum legal structure of an acquisition is essential. This includes the specific securities law experience necessary to comply with state and federal securities law requirements in equity transactions.

Transaction Negotiation

Our attorneys are skilled and experienced negotiators. We assist our clients in the negotiation process and to document the transaction.

Problem Solving

Obstacles to closing sometimes arise in an acquisition or merger. We pride ourselves on our ability to solve these problems to complete the closing. Our goal is to get the deal done in the most efficient and effective manner.

Post-closing Matters

Our attorneys continue to provide advice and counsel following closing, including post-closing obligations involving earn-out provisions, indemnification and escrow arrangements and other post-closing issues. We have the experience necessary to bring such matters to a successful conclusion. In some cases, industry-specific experience can be invaluable in properly structuring, negotiating and closing an acquisition.

Our attorneys have knowledge in particular industry categories, including experience in:

  • Technology-related businesses
  • Consumer products businesses
  • Software and mobile application development businesses
  • Restaurant and hospitality businesses
  • Medical practices, pharmacies and other healthcare businesses
  • Manufacturing and distribution businesses