Practice Area

Mergers & Acquisitions


Our M&A practice group is composed of experienced transactional attorneys focused on handling the complexities of M&A transactions. We take pride in working closely with our clients at every stage of the process, from pre-transaction preparation and deal structuring in order to maximize value and minimize risk, through due diligence, to drafting and negotiating definitive agreements, and ultimately to closing and post-closing advice. Our M&A practice is extremely broad and deep, and is varied in terms of types of clients, industries, and transaction sizes.

Our clients consist of the following:

  • private and public company buyers and sellers;
  • major stockholders;
  • venture capital investors;
  • private equity funds;
  • management;
  • boards of directors and special committees;
  • founders and individual investors; and
  • investment banks and other financial advisers.

We have significant industry knowledge working on M&A transactions in the following industries, among others:

  • life sciences;
  • IT and software;
  • waste services;
  • healthcare;
  • banking and financial services; and
  • communications/media.

We have expertise and experience working on fundamental transactions of all types, including:

  • mergers;
  • stock purchases and sales;
  • asset purchases and sales;
  • leveraged buyouts;
  • strategic collaborations;
  • spin-offs and split-offs;
  • recapitalizations;
  • club deals; and
  • joint ventures.

Our attorneys are continually engaged in the M&A markets, allowing us to bring current knowledge of deal terms to the client in each representation.  Our transaction teams also work diligently to understand the underlying business, tax, accounting, and financial objectives of each client in order to accomplish those objectives in the context of the deal.  Our M&A attorneys have access to a wealth of knowledge from attorneys in various other key practice areas, such as tax, employee benefits, employment law, IP/licensing, real estate, environmental, antitrust, privacy and data security, and wealth transfer planning, who advise the transaction team as needed in the context of a deal.

In order to achieve an efficient and successful outcome for each client, project management is critical and therefore an important part of our process. In addition to our technical expertise, we strive to provide our clients with unparalleled responsiveness and commitment in order to become a valued partner in the context of the transaction and beyond. We listen to, and focus first and foremost on, each client’s goals and objectives, in order to provide a combination of objective business judgment, legal knowledge and common sense, and offer practical solutions.

To discuss our M&A expertise and services, please contact David Creekman at 919.865.2839 or or Amy Cassalia at 919.865.2835 or

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