Business Law: Mergers & Acquisitions
When negotiating the marriage of two companies – whether the union is friendly or hostile – it’s important to have a business lawyer on hand who understands the importance of combing through documents with a fine tooth comb, to ensure that every last provision makes sense for you and your business.
We’re those detail-oriented business lawyers.
Dozens of mergers and acquisitions have gone off without a hitch thanks to our guiding hand. We’re especially skilled at working with tech-related companies and startups. We know how the marketplace operates and we understand how to gather many pieces under a single umbrella.
Mergers and acquisitions are complex and confusing. Many different areas of the law come into play during the process, which is why it’s critical to have qualified legal representation. We have extensive experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions, or M&A, and we are ready to assist you. Through the years, we have successfully represented many small- and mid-sized businesses with their mergers and acquisitions. We specialize in representing companies in the online and tech industries, but we are available to assist clients from other industries as well. Learn more about our mergers and acquisitions experience below.
Protect Yourself with First-Rate Legal Representation
Without the right legal representation, it is easy to get into trouble during mergers and acquisitions. If you’re about to be involved in an acquisition, you need legal counsel whether you’re the target company or the acquiring company. An acquisition can take the form of an asset purchase or a stock purchase, and we specialize in both scenarios. Whether you’re going to be involved in a merger or an acquisition, there will be tax implications, financial implications and even real estate considerations involved.
Our talented and experienced attorneys can assist you through every step of the merger or acquisition process:
- Strategizing – Mergers and acquisitions are complicated. A lot of strategizing and planning are required. We will work with you to identify your goals and to refine your strategy. The process can have a profound effect on personnel, taxes, regulatory compliance and legal matters, so it is important to lay the right groundwork before the process even gets started.
- Negotiating – As the process gets underway, our experienced attorneys will assist you during the negotiations that follow. Of particular importance is the drafting of key contracts. We will assist you with non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, term sheets and other critical documents. We will also assist you in drafting stock purchase agreements and asset purchase agreements, as necessary.
- Performing Due Diligence – Due diligence is a critical part of the process. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, you need to be prepared. We will help you develop and implement a due diligence program. If issues are discovered, we will analyze them and develop appropriate responses. With our legal counseling, you will dramatically reduce the risk of surprises after closing.
- Managing Risk – Whether you’re selling your business, acquiring a new one or merging with another, risk assessment and management are of vital importance. The goal is to minimize the post-closing risks that may occur. Our skilled mergers and acquisitions attorneys will negotiate indemnifications, insurance policies, warranties and representations that will protect your best interests. We will identify, resolve and eliminate risks prior to closing.
Our competent and experienced attorneys will advise you in all aspects of the merger and acquisition process. We understand the complexities of these transactions, and we have the skill that is needed to dramatically increase your odds of success. Contact us today to get started.