Mergers and Acquisitions
Regardless of a company's size or industry, or how it may be affected by market fluctuations or shifting economic conditions, all businesses looking to grow and thrive have only one choice - to evolve.
Whether an active acquirer, an entity targeted for acquisition, or part of an organization poised for a restructuring, the results achieved by your legal representation at this critical juncture will have a great effect on the success of the transaction.
At Duane Morris, our corporate attorneys are experienced in developing and implementing creative strategies to help maximize value and position our clients as advantageously as possible, whether they are a buyer, a seller, lender or intermediary. We regularly guide both early-stage and mature companies through challenging periods, whether negotiated acquisition or divestiture, hostile acquisition or defense against a takeover attempt. Our counsel to public and private companies alike is aimed at structuring transactions and helping maximize leverage to meet our clients' immediate needs and long-term business goals.
Duane Morris attorneys practicing in major markets across the U.S. and in London represent clients in both U.S.-based and transnational transactions. We create multidisciplinary teams customized to clients' needs, comprised of lawyers skilled in areas ranging from tax and bankruptcy to intellectual property and real estate to labor, benefits and environmental law and, of course, litigation. Duane Morris attorneys have experience representing acquirers, targets, and financial advisors in both negotiated and hostile transactions.
Many of our firm's attorneys have years of industry-specific experience (such as banking, financial services and insurance) and bring that experience to bear in their efforts for current clients. Businesses in a wide range of industries rely on Duane Morris to structure, negotiate and consummate their transactions in ways that are in compliance with, or rely on exemptions from, numerous state/federal/regulatory regimes including antitrust and securities laws. Of course, change in control transactions in highly regulated industries require careful planning and precise execution to receive necessary government approvals and clearances.