Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

We regularly represent our clients in connection with mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, and dispositions, spin-offs, and leveraged buy-outs.  A number of our clients have also entered into joint ventures and other types of corporate partnering activities with domestic and international businesses.

Because every business acquisition or merger is different, we utilize a team to draw on the appropriate skills, knowledge, and experience of our lawyers. Depending upon the needs of your business and the nature of the transaction, a typical team handling a large corporate acquisition or merger might include attorneys who are experienced in the fields of securities, corporate finance, tax, anti-trust, labor, employee benefits, executive compensation, intellectual property, environmental compliance, product liability, and real estate.  We can assist our clients with all aspects of a potential M & A transaction, including due diligence and evaluation of potential targets or strategic partners.

By utilizing a team approach, we are able to provide innovative solutions to the needs of our clients, with a focus on minimizing tax costs and maximizing financial return.  We assist our clients on structuring business acquisitions, tender offers, and share exchanges; optimizing tax-free transactions, including triangular mergers, reorganizations, and multiple-step acquisitions; evaluating divestiture strategies, including stock transfers and tax-free spin-offs; liquidations; stock redemptions; and recapitalizations.

Our combined years of experience allow us to provide competent, timely, and cost-effective solutions for our clients in numerous areas of mergers and acquisitions, such as:

Purchases and sales of stock, limited liability company interests, and partnership interests

Purchases and sales of assets

Stock mergers

Tender offers

Share exchanges

Leveraged buy-outs


Consolidations and reorganizations

Stock redemptions


Joint ventures and strategic alliances