Mergers & Acquisitions

Los Angeles Merger & Acquisition Attorneys

From creating and guiding start-up corporations to counseling some of America’s largest companies, the attorneys of Structure Law Group, LLP have represented clients in their M&A transactions in reaching mutually beneficial deals for involved parties that range from hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars in value. The SLG Los Angeles Merger and Acquisition attorneys represent both acquiring companies and target companies in Merger and Acquisition deals, involving public and private buyers and sellers. As experienced entrepreneurs ourselves, we get straight to the point when negotiating with the other side and get deals for our clients that they are happy with. Our clients trust our skills and experience in both the technology and non‐technology sectors, for transactions involving domestic and international organizations, as well as for California Department of Corporations Fairness Hearings.

While Mergers & Acquisitions are often exciting new ventures, these transactions impact the future of the business and can also expose business owners and investors to costly legal liabilities and risks. The counsel of an experienced Los Angeles Mergers and Acquisitions attorney will mitigate these risks and protect your best interest in the purchase, sale, or merger of your business.

Structure Law Group attorneys are proud to have been recognized as California Super Lawyers specifically for the field of Mergers and Acquisitions. To schedule a consultation with one of our talented attorneys, please call our office today at (310) 818‐7500. Prospective clients can also contact our office by submitting this online contact form.

Solutions Oriented Representation and Counsel Focused on Moving Mergers & Acquisitions Forward

Structuring the optimal acquisition often requires experience in multiple disciplines, including corporate law, securities and taxes. We draw from the many strengths of our firm’s attorneys, as well as our trusted network of attorneys, accountants, investment bankers, and other advisors to assist our clients in best practices so that the M&A process is smooth and beneficial. Some of our Mergers and Acquisitions services are listed below, but our knowledgeable counsel works closely with you to make sure no stone is left unturned in delivering the highest quality legal representation to help you get what you want and need out of a M&A transaction.

Negotiating the Term Sheet

During the buying and selling of a business, the Term Sheet is the document that solidifies all components of high‐level agreements made between the buyer and seller (or buyers and sellers). While Term Sheets are not legally binding, a party negotiating without the wisdom or advocacy afforded by a good attorney can easily overlook key terms that could lead to detrimental situations for themself or the business in the future.

Due Diligence

Knowledgeable Mergers and Acquisitions attorney protect the best interest of their clients by conducting careful legal due diligence on their behalf. For buyers, our team thoroughly investigates the target company to understand conditions such as the capital structure, existing agreements, identifiable risks and liabilities, and restrictions. When our clients are selling a business, we make sure that all disclosures are properly made to the buyer, safeguarding the seller from liability. A skillful Mergers & Acquisitions attorney conducting thorough due diligence can uncover and eradicate potential legal issues inherent to the transaction. Our attorneys are well‐practiced at spotting these issues, including but not limited to intellectual property disputes, improper employment practices, regulatory non‐compliance, and ownership ambiguities.

Negotiating the Deal

The Mergers & Acquisitions attorneys of SLG take the time to get to know our clients and their specific goals or deal‐breakers. We want to know what success looks like to you so that we can negotiate the deal with quality advocacy with your best interests at heart.

Transaction Documents

One of the most important roles an attorney has in a M&A transaction is the preparation and negotiation of the definitive transaction documents pertaining to the deal. Business purchase and sale agreements often contain hundreds of provisions. Our team of M&A lawyers are detail oriented and will recognize the provisions necessary for protecting our clients’ interests in documents such as:

  • Stock or asset purchase agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Voting agreements
  • Right of First Refusal agreements
  • Co‐Sale agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Disclosure Schedules
  • Board and Shareholder Resolutions
Regulatory Filings

Merger and acquisition transactions require regulatory filings with governmental agencies such as the SEC, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Justice (DOJ). Knowing which entities have regulations required of your business or the business you are purchasing depends on the size of the transition, the industry that the buyer or seller are in, the jurisdictions in which each of the parties is located, and other key factors. Under the guidance of Structure Law Group’s Mergers & Acquisitions team, you can be sure all regulatory filings will be identified and filed properly for your protection.

Strategic Planning

If you are thinking about buying a company or putting your company on the market, the Mergers & Acquisitions team at SLG can provide valuable counsel on the process and can help you to foresee potential issues that could arise in the transaction. Once we have worked with you to put a strategic plan in place, then we proactively address those issues which leaves you more time to secure funding and handle your business.

Experienced Los Angeles Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers Representing and Counseling Both Buyers and Sellers

If you are considering transactions involving a merger or acquisition, consulting with a trustworthy Los Angeles attorney will result in you getting the most out of the deal. The Los Angeles Mergers & Acquisitions attorneys of SLG are prepared to handle every aspect of a business acquisition or merger. Our attorneys possess many years of experience representing and counseling buyers and sellers across varying Southern California industries in transactions of all sizes.

We understand that every transaction is important to the parties involved and we are committed to providing our clients with solution‐oriented legal counsel and representation. To schedule a consultation with one of our Los Angeles M&A attorneys, please call our office today at (818) 330‐7500. Prospective clients can also contact our office by submitting our online contact form.

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