mergers & acquisitions
Attorneys in Taft’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice regularly represent clients of all sizes in domestic and international acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, takeovers and other transactions. Our attorneys draw upon their diverse and extensive legal and business experience and creativity to focus on our clients’ business objectives and to timely close transactions.
We regularly assist clients in all aspects of these transactions, from before letter of intent stage through closing and afterwards. Our transaction experience includes all major industries and transactions of all types, including private equity and leveraged buyouts, distressed mergers and acquisitions, ESOP, “going private,” issuer and third party exchange offers, tender offers, proxy contests, spin-offs, recapitalizations and other corporate restructurings. In addition, our M&A attorneys also act as counsel to special committees of independent directors in merger and acquisition transactions involving related entities. Our transaction experience includes all major industries.
We approach transactions with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure a successful conclusion to even the most complex and difficult transactions. These teams typically include attorneys from Taft’s other practice groups, such as intellectual property, tax, environmental, labor and employment, ERISA and antitrust/HSR. In addition, Taft attorneys who are experienced in structuring, negotiating and consummating all types of public and private financing transactions, both debt and equity, are involved in our merger and acquisition activities.
Our M&A attorneys are often honored and ranked among the country’s best. They have been recognized for their work in publications such as Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in America and Indiana and Ohio Super Lawyers, among others.