Our Mergers and Acquisitions practice represents public and private companies, both large and small, in sectors from banking to oil and gas, in a number of types of transactions involving the buying and selling of businesses. In the initial stages, we assist buyers with the details of business valuations and making tender offers and we advise targeted companies about accepting offers or developing defensive strategies against the buyer. During the merger process we help negotiate the terms of sales or acquisitions and develop the documentation for the transaction. Additionally, we provide counsel to our clients regarding leveraged buy-outs, hostile and friendly takeovers, going public, going private, company divisions and spin-offs, and dissolution’s. We provide further assistance to the directors of companies concerning their fiduciary duties and potential liability arising from the merger process.
While our Mergers and Acquisitions practice represents financial institutions as buyers and sellers of other financial institutions, it also draws on our Banking Law practice in another way. For all of the various transactions subsumed under Mergers and Acquisitions, our Banking Law attorneys assist in structuring and implementing plans for financing them.