Maryland Mergers and Acquisitions Attorneys
In business, the only constant is change. For many companies, the plan for the future will include a merger or acquisition, essentially blending two companies into one.
Merging with or acquiring another company can lead to rapid expansion, but there are several potential liability issues business owners should consider.
Mergers and acquisitions proceedings are some of the most heavily regulated business transactions, overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Their goal is to make sure that both companies are adhering to the law and are not engaging in insider trading; ensuring that stocks and assets are valued correctly, and that all transactions involved in the mergers and acquisitions comply with fair competition and antitrust laws.
At Lusk Law, LLC, we help our clients through the complicated process of mergers and acquisitions. If you need legal assistance, contact us today to schedule an appointment with our team and learn more about how we can help you.
Documenting the Deal
Among the documentation you will need to get organized for a successful merger or acquisition are:
- Letters of intent: A letter of intent (LOI) is a written document that outlines both parties’ intent to enter into an agreement – in effect, an “agreement to agree.”
- Asset purchase agreements: An asset purchase agreement (APA) between the buyer and seller finalizes terms and conditions related to the purchase and sale of a company’s assets.
- Confidentiality agreements: A confidentiality agreement or non-disclosure agreement (NDA) will keep all parties from publicly discussing the terms of the merger or acquisition, or even the fact that discussions are occurring.
- Assignment and assumption agreements: The legal transfer of one party’s contractual rights and responsibilities to another party.
These are just a few of the forms and documents you may need legal help with in compiling and organizing. The wording and format of these documents are critical not only to the success of the future company, but also to remaining in compliance with federal regulations.
Don’t risk critical errors or oversights in these important forms. Work with a law firm that knows what you need and how to prepare documents that eliminate margins of error. Contact Lusk Law, LLC, to learn more about mergers and acquisitions documentation.
Make an Informed Decision
Due diligence is another indispensable part of any mergers and acquisitions transaction. Basically, due diligence is the process of putting forth a diligent effort to learn all of the relevant meaningful information pertaining to a matter in question, and in turn disclosing that information in an up-front way.
You are seeking to answer the question,
“Does Company A really want to acquire or merge with Company B?”
Among other matters, due diligence for an mergers and acquisitions usually focuses on examining the target company’s:
- Technology/intellectual property
- Customers and sales
- Material contracts and commitments
- Litigation and tax matters
- Regulatory and antitrust issues
- Environmental issues
- Benefits and employment.
Both parties need to be prepared for the due diligence process. A qualified mergers and acquisitions attorney can help make the process streamlined and effective.
Help in Crafting the Agreement
The mergers and acquisitions attorneys at Lusk Law, LLC, have represented a range of clients on both sides of mergers and acquisitions. We are prepared to help you and your company take the next steps in your planned expansion or merger and help create an agreement in your best interests and in full compliance with all regulations.
The many legal processes associated with mergers and acquisitions might seem complex, but with the assistance of an experienced business law attorney, you can rest assured that the phase of your business’s evolution will be built on strong ground.
Services Beyond Mergers & Acquisitions
We offer a wide range of services to our clients, so we are uniquely positioned to help clients through all stages of their business and their personal lives.
For businesses, we offer several forms of legal help, including business succession, debt collection for businesses, determining business structure and employee contracts. Business owners know to expect the unexpected, which is why having a relationship with a law firm that is experienced in so many aspects of business law proves to be beneficial.
Beyond business, we assist clients with real estate-related issues, litigation and family law issues. Our clients know that they can count on us to assist them with any of the legal challenges they encounter.
If you need legal representation, we encourage you to contact Lusk Law, LLC, today for an appointment.
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