Mergers and Acquisitions
Buying or selling a business is a complicated process. The lawyers in our Mergers and Acquisitions practice group represent individuals and entities, varying in size from sole proprietorships to publically traded companies, in navigating this complex transactional environment.
Beginning with the letter of intent and continuing through the due diligence process, contract negotiations, preparation of ancillary documents, and the closing, our team can guide you every step of the way.
Over our more than 100-year history, our firm has cultivated experience, insight, and strategies that we’re able to leverage on our client’s behalf to help our clients achieve their business goals through mergers and acquisitions in any industry and economic environment.
The attorneys in this practice group have handled complex transactions in a range of industries, including:
- Financial services and banking
- Waste services
- Human Resources
- Energy / petroleum
- Land development / conservation
- Professional services
Our Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group lawyers work hard to understand your business and priorities, and bring problem-solving skills and creative solutions to acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, joint ventures, consolidations, spin-offs and leveraged buyouts. Our multi-disciplinary M&A practice allows us to seamlessly involve experts in a variety of practice areas in multijurisdictional and international transactions and to effectively address the transactional and transitional issues arising in M&A transactions. Our Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group lawyers also have extensive experience in regulatory matters involved with M&A transactions, including seeking pre-merger approval from the Federal Trade Commission under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and working with the Department of Justice to accomplish mandated divestitures.
We understand that every entity’s business plan, business goals, growth strategy, and exit strategy are unique, and that the M&A process is an important part of an entitiy’s life cycle..
While our “get the deal done” mentality does not ignore the complexity and nuances of legal issues that arise in M&A transactions, we understand the importance of seeing these transactions through to closing with a practical, business-centric approach and comprehensively addressing any issues that might arise on the road to closing.