Business transaction and tax

Mergers and Business Acquisitions

We have substantial experience in handling purchases, sales, mergers, reorganizations, and financing of businesses and assets. Our expertise spans a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, service, publishing, technology, and real estate.

We guide clients through all legal aspects of a merger, acquisition, or disposition, including:

  • Assistance with advanced planning for the successful purchase or sale of a business
  • Due diligence reviews in connection with the purchase or sale of a business
  • Structuring, negotiating, and documenting all aspects of the purchase, sale, merger, or reorganization of all or a portion of a business
  • Structuring, negotiating, and documenting any financing transaction to fund the purchase or sale of a business
  • Structuring and forming the purchasing entity and the relationships among its owners
  • Income tax, property tax, and estate tax planning and consultation in connection with all phases of the transaction
  • Preparing and filing Hart Scott Rodino pre-merger notifications and addressing any related anti-trust issues, where applicable
  • Retention programs for key personnel
  • Post-closing noncompetition agreements
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