On July 8, 2014
Over the years, our proudest moments have been those times that we have successfully guided a company from its inception to the time that it has been acquired for a significant sum. The sale of your company represents a significant milestone, and could trigger the next iteration of your business life. It can also be a time that is fraught with uncertainty about the best way forward.
Whether you are acquiring a company, merging with another company, or the target of the acquisition, our task is to accomplish your business objectives while maintaining the relationships that underlie the transaction. We have encountered too many attorneys that take a win-at-all-costs attitude toward any negotiation, essentially ignoring that fact that the parties involved in the transaction will be working closely together after the deal has closed.
We are well versed in drafting and negotiating stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreement and merger agreements. We work closely with our clients to undertake or respond to due diligence, and we are able to quickly associate tax, employment and employee benefits attorneys from other firms, along with other focused professionals, to handle unique issues that arise during the transaction.
Most importantly, we are able to balance your specific risk-tolerance with the types of protections that should be negotiated into the agreement. Our goal is not to derail the transaction over deal points or potential risks if you believe they are acceptable under the circumstances. Instead, we want to give you the right type of counsel that keeps you moving successfully toward the next phase in your post-acquisition plan.