Hill Wallack LLP’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group has extensive experience in acquisitions and divestitures involving both public and privately-held entities, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of assets, stock sales and exchanges, acquisitions and dispositions of corporate, limited liability entities, partnership interests and joint venture interests, tender offers, recapitalizations and other similar transactions.

Hill Wallack LLP takes a team approach to its mergers and acquisitions practice, drawing on various specialties within the firm and staffing a transaction with the minimum number of lawyers with appropriate experience to complete the project in a timely manner.

Every corporate transaction demands the right structure, careful risk analysis and forward planning to deliver value and convince the market that the deal makes sense. The finance, tax, employment and intellectual property requirements must be aligned with the strategic objectives of the deal.

The attorneys in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group are aware that major transactions can be disruptive to the operations of a company. Accordingly, we are committed to conducting our representation so that the time devoted to a transaction can be minimized.

Our clients include publicly-traded companies and numerous privately held companies, some of which are backed by venture capital investors. Hill Wallack LLP represents both sellers and purchasers of businesses in these transactions.

We counsel clients on transaction structure and legal terms, assist in the negotiation of the transaction, prepare documents to effect the transaction and handle closings. We advise on issues involving laws relevant to the transaction.

An acquisition may require the formation of a new business entity. We counsel clients on all aspects of organizing a new company, including alternative business structures, issuance of stock or other equity to founders, buy-sell, voting or other agreements among owners and employment agreements and employee incentive arrangements.

In view of our extensive experience, we are familiar with the requirements of senior lenders and subordinated debt investors, and can anticipate these requirements during negotiations so that the preparation of transaction documents includes representations, warranties and covenants that are acceptable to lenders, placement agents and underwriters.