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Mergers and Acquisitions

For more than 28 years, our attorneys have provided counsel and assistance to businesses, small and large, in the areas of mergers and acquisitions. Our lawyers work together to help clients identify and utilize innovative solutions to meet their needs.

Our substantial experience includes the structuring and negotiation of taxable and tax-free reorganizations, stock and asset purchases and sales, mergers, leveraged buyouts, and recapitalizations and joint ventures. We have broad experience in transactions involving many industries and types of companies, both U.S. and foreign, so we can help use relevant experience and knowledge of industry practices to benefit our clients.

We have also acquired significant experience in “reverse mergers.” In these transactions, private businesses merge with public reporting shell companies, resulting in the private business becoming publicly traded without an expensive and dilutive public offering.

The firm’s clients include buyers and sellers, as well as other parties to transactions, such as investment bankers and special committees. We regularly provide guidance to clients throughout all phases of a merger or acquisition transaction, from early evaluation of a transaction, through due diligence, negotiation, documentation and closing of the deal, as well as in integration of the acquired company, employees and assets into their organization. We regularly prepare letters of intent, acquisition, merger, confidentiality, standstill and similar agreements, financing documents and proxy statements.

We also counsel boards and senior management on their legal and fiduciary duties in responding to potential transactions and implementing appropriate measures.