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New York City Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer

Get dependable guidance on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in New York — discover how Lawyer For Business, your trusted ally on M&A and related legal issues, can empower your growth and safeguard your success in the busy and complex world of New York City business.

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Trusted New York Business Acquisitions Lawyer

Andrea A. Willis, trusted New York mergers and acquisitions lawyer and founder of Lawyer For Business, is your go-to ally as you enter the M&A process, providing comprehensive legal counsel to businesses throughout New York State.

Our experienced team excels in matters like due diligence, contract negotiation, and deal financing. We proudly provide tailored advice on the finer points of mergers and acquisitions, ensuring smooth business operations for both local companies and those seeking to work with international clients.

Our mergers and acquisitions lawyers are here to offer knowledge and support for all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and corporate law more generally. Contact us today to discuss your specific legal needs and set yourself up to flourish in the competitive New York business world.

Our Legal Services

Our Legal Services

The following are just a few of the many services Lawyer For Business provides:

  1. Mergers and acquisitions strategy: We assist businesses in developing a strategic approach to M&A, including target identification and market analysis.
  2. Due diligence: Our team conducts comprehensive due diligence to assess the legal and financial aspects of potential acquisitions, ensuring informed decision-making.
  3. Negotiations: We're skilled negotiators, advocating tirelessly for our clients' best interests during all phases of the M&A process.
  4. Contract drafting: Lawyer For Business crafts meticulously drafted contracts, including purchase agreements and merger documents, to protect your business interests.
  5. Regulatory compliance: We help you navigate the complex regulatory landscape, guaranteeing that all aspects of your M&A deal comply with local and federal laws.
  6. Intellectual property protection: Our firm safeguards intellectual property rights during M&A transactions, preserving the value of your brand and innovations.
  7. Employee benefits and employment law: We provide guidance on employee-related matters, including benefits, HR compliance, and addressing employment law concerns during M&A.
  8. Partner buyouts: We present smooth, strategic solutions for partner buyouts, preserving business relationships while ensuring a fair transition of ownership.
  9. Reorganizations: Our firm offers guidance on corporate reorganizations, optimizing structure and operations, and other aspects of mergers for enhanced efficiency and growth.
  10. Asset purchases: We can broker secure and efficient asset purchases, prioritizing your interests and minimizing risks during the acquisition process.
  11. Stock purchases: We provide strategic counsel for stock purchases, with comprehensive legal support for seamless ownership transfers and value preservation.

Learn more about each of these services by scheduling a phone consultation with Andrea Willis, one of New York's leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers.

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The mergers and acquisitions process typically involves several key steps, which are as follows:

Each step along the M&A journey requires careful consideration and trustworthy legal counsel to ensure a successful alignment with the strategic objectives of the acquiring company.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Us?

When you choose Lawyer For Business to oversee your growth and development plans, you get more than just a case number and a place in a crowded filing cabinet shared by an army of faceless acquisitions attorneys who don't know you or your needs. You get a bona fide business partner.

Along with unmatched legal acumen and a genuine interest in our clients’ success, our law firm offers many distinct advantages, including:

Take a look at how our past clients have benefitted from working with Lawyer For Business, New York's standout business law firm.

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Handling mergers and acquisitions can be daunting, but with our capable legal team by your side, you can proceed with confidence. Reach out to our experienced New York attorney today for a consultation centered on your needs.

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Strategic Planning

The process begins with a strategic assessment where the acquiring company identifies its objectives and potential targets for M&A.

Target Identification

Research is carried out to identify suitable target companies that align with the aforementioned strategic goals.

Preliminary Evaluation

An initial evaluation of the target's financial and operational health is performed, often through non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).

Letter of Intent (LOI)

Both parties negotiate and sign a letter of intent outlining the proposed terms and conditions of the transaction.

Due Diligence

Extensive due diligence is conducted to assess the target's assets, liabilities, contracts, and legal compliance.

Purchase Agreement

Negotiations lead to the creation of a definitive purchase agreement that outlines the final terms and conditions.

Regulatory Approvals

Regulatory authorities review and approve the transaction, confirming that it complies with antitrust and industry-specific regulations.

Financing

The purchasing entity secures the necessary financing to fund the acquisition.

Closing

The transaction is finalized, and all legal and financial documents are reviewed and executed.

Post-Merger Integration

The merging companies integrate their operations, systems, and cultures to promote synergy and efficiency.

Ongoing Monitoring

Following the acquisition, the controlling company performs ongoing monitoring and makes adjustments as needed to ensure the success of the merged entity.

Communication

Effective communication with stakeholders, including employees, customers, and investors, is crucial throughout the process.

Tailored solutions: We customize our approach to fit the unique requirements of each client and case we take on;

Comprehensive support: We provide end-to-end assistance, from initial stratification and due diligence to post-merger integration and dispute resolution;

Client-Centric approach: Your objectives are our top priority, and we'll strive to exceed your expectations at every stage;

Transparent fees: Our transparent fee structure lets you know upfront what to expect from the process, without hidden costs or superfluous fees.

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Ms. Tarshus helped me and my company out greatly. She is a wonderful, competent attorney, who assisted me with contract drafting, corporate formation, and overall business strategy.

Ms. Tarshus always was responsive to me day or night, whenever I reached out to her. It is very difficult to find such expertise, quality, and a willingness to devote attention and time to a client for such a great value.

I was so happy with the quality of work and professionalism provided to me by the Lawyer for Business, I just referred additional business to them. I highly recommend this firm.

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I would highly recommend her services for any sized business, especially in New York State, without any reservations.

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FAQs

Do I need a business lawyer for mergers and acquisitions?

In a word, yes.

Transactions between both private and public companies are regulated by state and federal agencies, with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ensuring compliance with antitrust and fair compensation laws and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) overseeing proper valuation and legal adherence for asset and stock transfers.

Business law attorneys are essential not only for helping you understand these regulatory complexities but also for facilitating intense negotiations and handling the extensive legal documentation involved in transferring business assets and liabilities.

Do you offer post-transaction support and integration services in NYC?

Absolutely. Our commitment to your success extends beyond the closure of the deal itself. We offer general counsel services to ensure ongoing legal support and guidance in the aftermath of an integration. We can also help you resolve any legal challenges that may arise along the way.

What is a merger, and how does it differ from an acquisition?

A merger is a combination of two or more companies into a single entity where the merging companies become one new company. An acquisition, on the other hand, involves one company (the acquiring company) purchasing another (the target company), with the target typically ceasing to exist as an independent entity.

Why do companies pursue mergers and acquisitions?

Companies may enact mergers and acquisitions for various reasons, including achieving growth, entering new markets, gaining access to new technology, increasing market share, realizing cost synergies, diversifying their products or services, and enhancing competitiveness.

What is due diligence in M&A?

The term "due diligence" refers to a comprehensive investigation and analysis of the target company's financial, legal, operational, and cultural aspects. It helps the acquiring company assess the risks and benefits of the transaction and ensures that its leaders have a clear understanding of what they're getting.

What are the types of acquisitions?

Acquisitions can take various forms, depending on the nature of the transaction and the structure of the deal. There are two common types of acquisitions: asset purchases and stock purchases.

In an asset purchase, the acquiring company buys specific assets or business divisions belonging to the target company, such as equipment, real estate, intellectual property, or customer contracts. Liabilities typically don't transfer in this type of acquisition unless explicitly agreed upon.

In a stock purchase, the acquiring company purchases the target company's shares or stocks, acquiring ownership and control of the entire business, including its assets, liabilities, and obligations.