Mergers & Acquisitions

Successful mergers and acquisitions require coordinated support from a law firm with broad resources, extensive business experience and a full-service team of creative, highly responsive professionals. At Much Shelist, we work hard to ensure that each of your transactions is appropriately and effectively staffed, including hands-on leadership from our most senior and experienced attorneys.

A cornerstone of our practice, the M&A group represents clients who are buyers, sellers, private equity groups, management or other interested parties in all types of acquisition and disposition transactions, including mergers, divestitures, asset or stock acquisitions and dispositions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and other corporate restructurings, proxy contests, tender offers, spin-offs, acquisition of controlling or strategic interests, and public-to-private deals. The M&A group has significant experience representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies with respect to mergers and aquisitions. We counsel our clients in every step of the transaction, including transaction structuring; tax planning; performing due diligence; preparing, reviewing and negotiating the transaction documents; advising on regulatory matters; and assisting with financing.

The M&A attorneys of Much Shelist provide solid advice and practical solutions in evaluating, negotiating and executing our clients' transactions. Through an in-depth understanding of our clients' businesses, we help them ensure that these significant business decisions achieve their objectives. Perhaps the strongest testament to our skill, these same clients draw on our services repeatedly as their businesses grow and evolve.

Our multi-disciplinary team approach relies on the knowledge and experience of colleagues in tax, banking and finance, real estate, labor and employment, ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, insurance, health care, bankruptcy, litigation and other areas. Bringing together the right combination of resources for each transaction, we help clients identify and address opportunities and risks, and negotiate and execute satisfactory solutions. We provide guidance with respect to:

  • Antitrust and regulatory issues
  • Bankruptcy, workouts and reorganizations
  • Employee benefits plans and ERISA compliance
  • Executive compensation agreements
  • Acquisition financing
  • Intellectual property and information assets
  • Labor and employment contracts and policies
  • Litigation, whether current, pending or potential
  • Real estate and environmental issues
  • Securities matters
  • Tax implications