Mergers and Acquisitions

We have acted as counsel for both buyers and sellers in over 800 merger and acquisition transactions

We represent our clients on the buy-side or on the sell-side of mergers and acquisitions and have represented a variety of companies on these transactions. In addition, we have represented independent members of the Board of Directors, other professionals and service providers in extremely complex and/or hostile acquisition transactions. As a result of our expertise and reputation in this area, we are frequently selected to serve as counsel by companies with which we have had no prior relationship.

We handle every type of banking industry transaction

Our lawyers regularly assist in structuring transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, bank supervisory acquisitions including FDIC-assisted transactions, asset and branch purchases and sales, nonbank acquisitions, joint ventures and other non-controlling investments in banking and nonbanking entities. Our experience in the financial services sector also includes acquisitions of mortgage bankers, insurance agencies and finance companies. We have extensive experience utilizing a variety of deal structures, including sales or purchases of stock, purchase and assumption agreements, mergers, exchange offers and tender offers utilizing both cash and stock consideration.

our Experience is as deep as it is broad

Our significant depth and experience encompass all aspects of the transaction, from advising the Board of Directors and management on legal issues, analyzing the pro forma effect of the transaction on the business, including with respect to capital implications, the preparation of all regulatory and antitrust filings needed to obtain regulatory approvals, preparing proxy or other shareholder consent materials and necessary SEC and state filings, and negotiating employment, non-competition, retention and termination agreements for key employees. On either side of the deal, we work closely with senior management, the investment bankers and the accountants to structure the transaction from a legal, accounting, tax and valuation standpoint to maximize the value to the client and to stockholders.