Experience, Knowledge and Deal Management

Your transaction requires an experienced team that understands your business, goals and industry and the risks you face. We manage deals from start to finish as your partner, with the seamless application of resources across disciplines and a cost-effective approach that focuses on increasing value and minimizing risk.

Our list of M&A transactions is long and includes experience in a wide range of industries, such as energy, biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, computer technology, retail and many others. We handle complex acquisitions, including stock-for-stock mergers, management buyouts, tender offers, cross-border transactions and carve-out transactions. We also represent special committees of boards and advise them in contests for control, including hostile bids and proxy contests.

Focusing Diverse Skills and Experience on Your Transaction

As a full-service law firm, we are able to put together the right team. We enlist the experience and skill of our attorneys in related practice areas as needed, whether that is tax , antitrust , intellectual property , labor & employment or any other of our practices. This interdisciplinary approach lets us provide you with effective and time-sensitive counsel. Because many of our clients complete transactions serially, we establish dedicated deal teams that develop and leverage rapport with your personnel and understand your business, industry, goals and objectives, as well as your service preferences.

Efficient and Predictable Deal Process

We’re here to provide counsel and representation that is comprehensive, efficient and predictable. Over the course of working on hundreds of business combinations over decades, we’ve developed efficient and cost-effective approaches to managing every phase of the process. We don’t over-lawyer deals, we avoid needless duplication, and we use effective project management techniques, without innovating just for the sake of innovating. Because of our experience, we know how to scope a deal early for potential trouble spots and how to sensibly allocate responsibility.

The Science of M&A

In addition to our client work, many of our M&A lawyers are thought leaders in M&A. Collectively, we belong to dozens of committees studying, analyzing and reporting on aspects of M&A practice and drafting legislation affecting M&A. We carefully monitor cases, trends, laws and regulations overall and within the industries we serve. We publish articles, and we present on M&A conferences and panels. Then we feed that knowledge back into the work we do for you.

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