Partnering with Clients
Our M&A attorneys guide clients through the process of structuring, documenting, negotiating and closing acquisitions and sales of assets and stock, mergers, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. After closing, we advise clients on post-transaction integration matters. In the case of acquisitions, after a closing we often function as outside “general counsel” to the acquired business on day-to-day legal matters.
Meeting Clients' Business Objectives
We work with our clients to negotiate a reasonable allocation between the transaction parties of liabilities and risks. We help our clients to make practical decisions that further their business goals.
We also counsel our clients on potential tax savings or deferral opportunities in structuring transactions.
Dedication to Client Service
Calfee’s M&A professionals are committed to delivering superior client service and partnering with our clients. We live by these five “golden rules” of client service:
- Know the client and never lose sight of the client's objectives.
- Be creative in identifying solutions that enhance the client's success.
- Be responsive and communicate with the client regularly.
- Give proactive, practical advice to enable the client to make informed business decisions.
- Trust and respect the client in order to foster a strong, long-term relationship.
Many of our M&A attorneys have previously served as in-house counsel, corporate board members, or advisory board members for companies. This collective experience has shaped our M&A attorneys’ perspective and provided valuable insight into the mindset of our clients.
Our M&A attorneys approach engagements with a sense of teamwork – working together internally across multiple disciplines and working closely with our clients’ management and other internal and external advisors – to efficiently coordinate transactions and achieve optimal outcomes. Whether guidance is needed in environmental, employment, intellectual property, real estate, employee benefits, data security, tax planning and compliance, or any other legal area, we bring to the table the necessary expertise.