The future of Your Company
Throughout the United States, the experienced legal team of Freeman | Lovell, PLC, assists clients with all types of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
If you are considering merging your business with another entity or acquiring (or being acquired by) another business, having an attorney to assist you throughout the process is critical. The implications of a transaction of this nature are wide-ranging, with the potential to significantly affect your future and that of your company.
Trusted Business Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers
When companies join forces through legal channels, the result can provide unique opportunities for success. Depending on your goals and the details of your transaction, you may leverage a merger to expand your market or product/service offerings. Mergers can be horizontal, vertical, or conglomerate.
Determining the most effective structure for your merger can present a substantial challenge. You must also determine how the new entity’s shares will be distributed, how the new entity will be structured, and more.
In addition to mergers, businesses frequently undertake acquisitions as a way to expand their reach. Acquisitions involve one entity acquiring another, either through the purchase of assets or an equity interest or via a stock purchase.
In a stock purchase, the buyer acquires the target entity, including its assets and liabilities. By contrast, in an asset purchase, the buyer can select which assets and liabilities to acquire, such as contracts, inventory, equipment, facilities, etc.
How a Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney Can Help You
Whether you are considering an acquisition, merger or another type of transaction, your success will require significant investigation and planning. These types of transactions typically fall under a variety of federal and state laws and regulations. Complying with applicable laws and regulations are critical for minimizing risk and helping ensure your success.
Working with an experienced mergers and acquisitions lawyer is a highly effective way to ensure that you identify and comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Your attorney can assist you with every facet of the process, from due diligence through negotiation and contract execution.
If you are interested in acquiring or merging with another entity, we can advise you on the types of documentation you are entitled to review. We can also assist you in the evaluation of due diligence materials and alert you to any potential areas of concern that we might identify. We can help with negotiating the deal and drafting the correct transaction documents. Our legal team will evaluate the transaction to identify any potential antitrust issues, if applicable, and assist you in resolving them. With regard to governance, we can advise you on business formation structures, corporate documentation and other areas of potential liability.
Whatever type of transaction you may be considering, the mergers and acquisitions attorneys at Freeman | Lovell, PLC, can help protect your legal rights and minimize your potential legal and financial liability. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.
Tax Planning & Structuring for Mergers & Acquisitions
Whether you are planning a merger or acquisition in the short-term or at some point in the future, it is imperative that you identify and address potential issues.
Tax planning for your transaction helps minimize potential legal and financial liability, reducing risk and helping you leverage your opportunities to the fullest extent possible. Our experienced attorneys will work closely with you to identify the best approach to structuring your transaction. We have a wealth of in-depth knowledge and experience in the complex legal implications of mergers and acquisitions as well as other capital-related transactions and events. Call on us for assistance with restructuring, recapitalization, joint ventures and business continuity matters.