Corporate Transactions/Government Contracts

Corporate transactions involving government contractors often raise unique issues and create risks for both the buyer and seller.  In particular, mergers and acquisitions between government contractors require specialized due diligence and the preparation of representations and warranties that specifically address key areas of risk within a seller's government contracts. 

Our attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in handling transactions for all types of government contractor clients, from public company M&A to small business start-up and succession planning.  Once a transaction closes, we assist clients in determining whether novations are necessary and if so, we assist clients in the complex process of obtaining novation approvals.  We routinely represent clients in divisional spin-offs, joint ventures, alliances and other teaming arrangements, leveraged buy-outs, venture capital investments, and employee and owner compensation arrangements. 

When our clients are faced with a challenging business opportunity, we employ an interdisciplinary approach, assembling a team of specialized practitioners to meet our clients' needs.  Our government contractor clients cover the spectrum from homeland defense high technology firms to highway and infrastructure construction companies.  Whether the issue involves securities compliance and regulation, technology transfer or licensing, international trade and export controls, or public or private acquisitions, our attorneys are experienced in making the deal happen.

SEC Provides Shareholder Proposal Guidance - Staff Legal Bulletin 14D

On November 7, 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14D providing information regarding Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The bulletin is the fourth of a series of bulletins[1] addressing various aspects of Rule 14a-8, and provides guidance on substantive proposals, as well as on procedural matters relating to the processing and submission of no-action letter requests.