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Mergers and acquisitions are often key components of the growth strategies implemented by some of today’s most successful companies. Such an approach requires legal capabilities that are flexible, broad-based, and capable of optimizing capital and speed.

Our Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group represents major corporations and private equity sponsors as they plan and execute a broad range of strategic acquisitions and dispositions. Team lawyers also regularly guide young, entrepreneurial companies through cutting-edge deals–from formation and funding to IPOs and ultimate sales. We also often assist non-U.S.-based law firms in significant cross-border M&A transactions.

Our versatility is the product of a firm culture that is creative, proactive, and passionately dedicated to client service. Like our clients, we take the long view, striving to build collaborative relationships based on a shared understanding of business goals.

Chambers USA consistently recognizes us for our ability to handle transactions and mergers in all industries: “There is no question that they are a standout corporate/M&A firm” and “a corporate powerhouse with great depth of practice.”

Our clients benefit from access to the resources, knowledge, and experience of the entire firm. Key members of our team accelerate clients’ strategic success through Lowenstein Sandler’s Transactions & Advisory Group (TAG). This collaborative unit offers clients an integrated legal solution for executing transactions and managing related corporate governance and compliance issues.

Additionally, several of the firm’s nationally recognized complementary practices help sharpen our edge–and contribute to our record of success–in M&A transactions:

  • Our Tech Group brings a deep and nimble understanding of IP issues and complex venture-backed capital structures to tech and biotech M&A transactions.
  • Our Life Sciences Practice Group brings decades of sector experience and strong scientific credentials to its work with life sciences companies, investors, and investment banks in a range of complex matters.
  • Our Securities Litigation, Tax, Environmental Litigation, and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practices assist small and large in-house legal teams with acquisition- and disposition-related issues.
  • Our Antitrust & Trade Regulation team provides counseling and completes necessary antitrust and competition filings for transactions.
  • Our bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers also join us in representing clients in distressed M&A transactions through, or as an alternative to, bankruptcy.

Clients call on us for strategic counsel on the most effective financing strategies to fund acquisitions.

In cases of divestiture, we focus on ensuring deal certainty, reducing post-closing exposure, and bringing innovative solutions to close on the most advantageous terms possible for our clients. Through in-depth analysis, strategic planning, and assertive negotiation, we help clients divest of nonessential capabilities or unprofitable subsidiaries, leverage the resources and security offered by a larger company, or cash out of the business entirely.

Practice Leaders

Marita A. Makinen

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