We routinely negotiate purchases and divestitures by public and private companies, tender offers, restructurings, joint ventures, spin-offs, leveraged buy-outs, and public-to-private transactions. The group also advises on structuring various takeover defense mechanisms for many of the firm’s corporate clients.
Our Mergers and Acquisitions team consists not only of business lawyers but attorneys who focus on other common, often industry-specific areas of legal concern in acquisitions and divestitures, including environmental issues; labor and employment or employee benefits and executive compensation matters; and government contracts, intellectual property rights, tax issues, and regulatory challenges. For our clients, the value of this coordinated approach lies in our ability to provide high-caliber, integrated legal advice covering all areas of concern. Our transactional experience is comprehensive and varied, and includes:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Dispositions, divestitures, reorganizations and exchanges
- Joint ventures and strategic alliances
- Liquidations and wind-downs
- Cross-border acquisitions and sales
We regularly advise buyers and sellers involved in these transactions, and also counsel special board committees, shareholder groups, and investors with respect to their duties and rights in the transactional context.