MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

With experience in representing clients in over 100 merger and acquisition transactions, our attorneys are well equipped to advise clients on the purchase, sale, and combination of business entities, both publicly and privately held. We believe that the next five years will be critical to the evolution of the financial services industry. In addition, we also believe that the next decade will bring tremendous opportunities for the purchase and sale of privately held businesses through generational succession.

Whether advising purchasers or sellers, we work closely with our clients to provide legal advice and business counsel in the planning, structuring and negotiation of a successful outcome. We then work closely with management to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws applicable to the closure and integration of the transaction.

M&A Advice

We advise clients in making and responding to acquisition offers, establishing special committees, responding to proxy and control contests, structuring acquisitions and sales, conducting sale processes and due diligence. In addition, we advise on friendly and hostile takeover offers, employee stock ownership acquisition transactions, and going private options.

Agreements

Whether an acquisition is represented by a stock purchase agreement, asset purchase agreement, or a merger agreement, our attorneys have the expertise and experience in connection with transaction documentation for both private and publicly held companies.

Regulatory Compliance

Mergers and acquisitions often raise significant regulatory compliance issues. We have the proven experience and knowledge necessary to identify and obtain the regulatory approvals required to consummate the transaction. In this regard, we have routinely worked with clients regarding the requirements of the SEC, and numerous state and federal regulatory agencies.