We advise on all aspects of a transaction, including proposed deal terms and transaction structure, negotiation and drafting of transaction documents, due diligence and obtaining regulatory approvals.
- While we concentrate primarily on mid-market transactions, we have worked on deals ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of millions of dollars.
- Our clients include Fortune 50 and Global 500 enterprises, mid-market companies and emerging growth companies.
- Based in the Mid-Atlantic Region, we have done deals across the U.S. and have significant experience in cross-border transactions.
Our M&A attorneys routinely draw on the experience of numerous other practices at the firm, including tax, technology and IP, employment/ERISA, antitrust, bankruptcy and restructuring, environmental, real estate, international law and litigation, as well as our many industry-specific practice groups. Through our interdisciplinary approach, we focus on due diligence activities that matter and, at the same time, help clients protect themselves against risks through indemnifications, escrows and holdbacks, earn-outs (and other contingent purchase price mechanisms), covenants not to compete and confidentiality agreements.
On the sell-side, we work closely with clients in conducting critical self-diligence before going to market, so that IP, tax, HR, capitalization and other problems that can compromise enterprise value or kill a deal are identified and addressed in advance. On the buy-side, we design and conduct strategic diligence before clients overcommit to a transaction.
We have represented sellers/targets, purchasers, VC/PE and other equity investors, and brokers, advisors and other intermediaries in all types of M&A transactions, including equity and asset acquisitions, product line/divisional divestitures, tender offers, leveraged buy-outs, proxy/control contests, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Our deal experience includes a wide array of business sectors, including government contracting and defense; software, internet, e-commerce, technology; banking and finance; apparel and textiles; energy; food and consumer products; healthcare; insurance and reinsurance; logistics and transportation; manufacturing; pharmaceuticals; real estate redevelopment; restaurant and hospitality; and supermarkets, retailing and supply chain.