Our Mergers & Acquisitions attorneys represent numerous public and private enterprises, financial institutions, private equity and investment funds and their portfolio companies in connection with all phases of mergers and acquisitions, from initial structuring through closing. We represent both sellers and purchasers in such transactions as:
- Stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions of public and privately held companies;
- Mergers, tax free and other exchanges and other business combination transactions;
- Multinational acquisitions and divestitures;
- Acquisitions from bankrupt entities, including Section 363 sales;
- Management and other leveraged buyouts;
- Auction processes; and
- Joint ventures, strategic alliances and partnerships.
Our attorneys have handled a significant number of business combinations ranging from small, privately negotiated transactions to mergers, tender offers and other transactions involving public companies. We focus on and understand our clients' business needs and we collaborate with them to create value during each phase of the transaction, from the term sheet or letter of intent stage through closing. Each transaction is staffed with the appropriate number of attorneys working together effectively and efficiently across the range of disciplines necessary to close a transaction. Our attorneys work closely with a team of specialists in tax, intellectual property, executive compensation, employment, environmental, real estate and other disciplines to assist clients in assessing opportunities and structuring complex transactions.
In the course of managing these transactions, our attorneys help clients to engage and work with investment bankers and financial advisors where the services of these facilitators are desired, and manage all aspects of federal and state securities law and other laws that may affect mergers and acquisitions activities, including Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance. Our services have prominent national and international dimensions, including serving as counsel to numerous U.S. affiliates of foreign companies.