Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A image We have been representing sellers and purchasers in connection with the acquisition and disposition of closely held businesses in a multitude of business areas for more than 40 years. We have handled numerous acquisitions, mergers and divestitures of businesses, as well as business units of large companies. Our experience with asset-based and stock-based transactions is broad and deep. We work closely with our corporate and real estate clients’ teams of professional counsel during due diligence (seller’s or buyer’s), and carefully craft all needed documentation. We negotiate hard – and, in the end, we are deal-makers, not deal-breakers. In addition, we have substantial experience with “corporate divorce” – we negotiate first, and litigate only where necessary.

We handle a wide range of negotiated and contested transactions for companies of all sizes across a variety of industries including insurance, real estate, technology, manufacturing, retail, wholesale distribution, private equity, venture capital, banking and finance. Our lawyers have handled nearly every type of M&A transaction as well as a wide range of joint ventures. We advise clients in management and leveraged buyout transactions; counsel clients in connection with tender offers and contests for corporate control; provide regulatory guidance and compliance with respect to federal, state and local government and agency approvals, and conduct all forms of corporate due diligence.

Our expansive, integrated foundation enables us to provide proactive, cost-effective counsel in accordance with the unique competitive, legal and regulatory issues that may affect future business valuations and operations.

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