Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

Whether selling your family’s chain of sandwich shops or acquiring another publicly traded company, it’s a big deal and you need lawyers who are equipped to guide you through the process from offer letter to closing. The Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures (M&A) attorneys of Culhane Meadows regularly help clients with big deals. Each client and each deal requires different resources from their legal advisors, but all clients need attorneys who listen to them, understand their objectives, work hard, and have the innovation, experience and judgment to meet those objectives efficiently and on budget. Our M&A team strives to bring those traits to every transaction.

At the beginning of each transaction we try to make sure we understand our clients’ objectives, whether they be financial, strategic, public relations or otherwise. Better understanding of the objectives helps us determine the appropriate deal structure. We appreciate the differences and nuances of each type of transaction and spending time to learn our clients’ motivations allows us to develop an approach most advantageous to their objectives.

With decades of combined experience, our M&A attorneys have participated in client transactions involving hundreds of millions of dollars and a wide variety of industries. Our attorneys have structured deals such as:

  • Asset sales
  • Stock sales acquisitive mergers
  • Reverse triangular mergers
  • “Cash-out” mergers
  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • Employee stock ownership plans acquisitions
  • Venture capital transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Strategic alliances
  • Spin-offs, split-offs and split-ups
  • Recapitalizations
  • Cross-entity mergers
  • Proxy contests

Since we have experience with both smaller and larger transactions and different types of entities, we are familiar with, and advise our clients regularly on, Securities Act and Securities and Exchange Act compliance, merger registration statements, and regulatory compliance.

Our collaborative team approach allows our M&A attorneys to draw upon the experience of our employee benefits, employment, real estate, and intellectual property practice groups as well as numerous targeted industry practice groups within the firm.

We also appreciate that the legal and business impacts of an acquisition or sale do not end on the date of closing. We provide counsel on post-transaction issues such as organization structure, corporate governance and ongoing regulatory compliance. Our attention to the legal details frees up management to focus on the business synergies you hoped to realize from the transaction in the first place.

Our bottom line is your bottom line. We have the skill, experience, and flexibility to get the deal done in an efficient and cost-effective manner.


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