Mergers & Acquisitions

On any scale, buying or selling a business can be a stressful and uncertain process. Deals move quickly, and having the right information to evaluate the offering is key.
 
Experienced in representing buyers and sellers of businesses of all sizes across industries, Best Best & Krieger LLP’s business services attorneys help clients manage the process and limit risk through careful pre-acquisition planning, thorough due diligence investigation, and effective structuring, drafting and negotiation of transaction and financing documents. Our attorneys have negotiated a wide variety of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other business combinations, utilizing these transactions to help clients optimize their market position. We work with a variety of clients, including major shareholders, lenders, officers, directors, management and investors.
 
BB&K attorneys are fully aware of the benefits and pitfalls of all types of transactions and advise clients on the many issues that may arise, as well as negotiate and document all deal terms. We provide guidance throughout all phases of a transaction and even address post-closing issues. Drawing on the knowledge and experience of our regulatory, environmental, labor & employment, intellectual property, finance, tax and bankruptcy attorneys, among others, we assure that all aspects and implications of each deal are given due consideration.
 
Comprehensive Service
Our business attorneys are experienced in handling:

  • Business purchase and sale agreements and ownership structuring
  • Debt and equity financing, and associated loan documentation
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Asset valuations, acquisitions and sales
  • Teaming arrangements
  • Spin-offs and division sales
  • Tax-free and taxable mergers and reorganizations
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Antitrust considerations
  • Registration, issuance and transfer of public and private securities
  • Going public and going private concerns
  • Regulation D private placement memoranda
  • Employee benefits plans, executive compensation and stock option agreements
  • Shareholder and client communications, notifications, disclosures and documentation
  • Cash vs. equity deals
  • Closing conditions
  • Noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements
  • Representations and warranties
  • Working capital considerations and adjustments
  • Labor & employment
  • Management, employment and indemnification agreements
  • Overall succession planning
  • Corporate governance matters
  • Securities issues
  • Tax implications
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Real property concerns
  • Environmental compliance
James R. Harper

James R. Harper

Partner

(951) 826-8462

Areas of Focus: Agri-Business | Business | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate | Trusts & Estates
Margaret A. Hosking

Margaret A. Hosking

Partner

(951) 826-8359

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate
Jeremiah J. Lee

Jeremiah J. Lee

Associate

(951) 826-8468

Areas of Focus: Agri-Business | Business | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate | Trusts & Estates
Patrick Monroe

Patrick Monroe

Of Counsel

(619) 525-1329

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions | Tax
Glen W. Price

Glen W. Price

Partner

(951) 826-8314

Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Intellectual Property | Real Estate | Renewable Energy | Special Districts
D. Brian Reider

D. Brian Reider

Partner

(909) 466-4908

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Labor & Employment | Real Estate
George M. Reyes

George M. Reyes

Partner

(951) 826-8341

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions
Cathy Deubel Salenko

Cathy Deubel Salenko

Partner

(916) 551-2092

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Health Care | Mergers & Acquisitions | Municipal
Randi Walseth

Randi Walseth

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8369

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions
Jacqueline Yaeger

Jacqueline Yaeger

Associate

(951) 826-8272

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Mergers & Acquisitions
Joyce Zimmerman

Joyce Zimmerman

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8361

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Mergers & Acquisitions | Tax

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