Mergers allow different business entities to grow, strengthen and finance their businesses by combining the operations of two or more business entities into a single entity without the necessity of creating a brand new entity. Acquisitions involve the purchase of some or all of the stock and/or assets of a business entity. Divestitures result in a business entity selling one or more of its component parts (i.e., a division or a factory) or some or all of its assets. Complex federal and state laws and regulations govern the structure of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and these transactions present a myriad of complicated issues involving the law, tax, accounting and finance.
When structuring mergers, acquisitions or divestitures, it is essential that the responsible attorneys possess experience and knowledge in each of these fields. Our attorneys hold advanced degrees and certifications and have diverse backgrounds in each of these disciplines. Our legal team takes a multi-disciplinary approach in analyzing and effectively managing all of the relevant issues involved with these transactions.
This multi-disciplinary approach and the extreme attention to detail undertaken by our attorneys help ensure the viability of all transactions undertaken by our clients and minimizes the possibility that they will be threatened by unforeseen risks. With many years of combined experience, we have represented a wide variety of business clients and skillfully guided them through the intricacies of effectively structuring mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.