Our team advises US and international companies and private equity and venture capital funds in complex domestic and cross-border merger, acquisition, and divestiture transactions, including public company mergers, strategic acquisitions and divestitures of private companies, and leveraged buyout transactions. With offices in the US and abroad, we advise clients on their largest and most complex transactions. At the same time, the majority of the transactions we have closed are in the middle market, where we provide a cost-effective alternative to our clients who are looking for practical, solution-oriented counsel.
Our corporate attorneys have particularly deep experience in transactions in regulated industries, where the breadth of our regulatory practices complements our core merger and acquisition experience to provide a strategic advantage to our clients. Because of our firm’s extensive regulatory practice, our corporate merger and acquisition attorneys are familiar with a myriad of regulatory issues that can arise in merger and acquisition transactions and work efficiently to address those issues with our regulatory colleagues while remaining attentive to our client’s business objectives. We have completed numerous transactions in a number of regulated industries including financial services and banking; government and defense contracting, including acquisitions of US government contractors by international companies; telecommunications; biotechnology and life sciences; and transportation.
Our transactional teams assist clients in all phases of their acquisitions, from letters of intent, to due diligence, to the negotiation and drafting of transaction documents, through the various regulatory approval processes, and in the planning and implementation of post-closing integration activities. While the core of our merger and acquisition work is based in our corporate practice, our transactional teams include our colleagues throughout many of our practice areas, including intellectual property, employee benefits and executive compensation, employment, tax, government contracts and national security, financial services, environmental, real estate, antitrust and competition, food and drug and healthcare, and litigation. Our corporate attorneys work closely with our attorneys in other practice areas to ensure a coordinated, integrated approach to accomplish our clients’ legal and business goals.