Mergers and Acquisitions, including ESOP Transactions
We represent buyers and sellers in connection with the purchase and sale of manufacturing businesses, including equity and asset transactions, and tax-advantaged mergers. Our lawyers conduct or assist with all aspects of transactions, including initial M&A strategy, negotiations, transaction structuring, document preparation tax planning, due diligence, regulatory compliance, funding, and post-closing matters.
We advise business owners, ESOP trustees, financial advisers, minority shareholders and investors in ESOP conversions, sale of ESOP companies, fairness opinions, due diligence and closing documentation. Our attorneys have guided an ESOP conversion valued at $300 million, as well as many smaller transactions. Our tax practice works closely with our ESOP and estate planning groups to identify the right strategies for business owners.