Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions result in the consolidation of two companies into one and as such are major events for any business. Such transactions have long lasting consequences that permanently impact any company involved and its ownership and employees. With the aid of a qualified legal expert, you can ensure that any mergers and/or acquisitions your business goes through will be conducted legally and efficiently, without leaving open the possibility of future liabilities.
HCWD, PLLC’s collaborative culture produces results for clients involved in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. We take the time to understand our clients' manufacturing, retail, consulting, distribution, or service businesses so that we can structure creative, effective solutions for individual transactions.
For buyers, sellers and lenders involved in such complex transactions as asset and stock sales, leveraged buyouts, and tax-free mergers and reorganizations, we perform all necessary due diligence, make all applicable filings, and draft all relevant documentation. Our lawyers regularly structure and draft joint venture agreements, strategic alliance agreements, and joint marketing agreements for a diverse group of clients.
Our Mergers and Acquisitions team reaches across firm disciplines to provide exceptionally effective and responsive representation to clients engaged in mergers, acquisitions, or divestitures. We regularly call on colleagues from:
Taxation and Organization Planning – who devise and structure merger, acquisition, and divestiture transactions and resolve any potential federal and state tax issues.
Technology and Intellectual Property – who review target company intellectual property filings and policies, website content, and privacy policies to ensure seamless compliance with federal and state laws, as well as advice regarding licenses, maintenance and support agreements for intellectual property acquired in the transaction.
Banking and Financing – who structure, negotiate, and draft documents regarding the financing of the transaction and funding for the company's post-transaction operations.
Employee Benefits – who review and modify employment policies and handbooks; evaluate potential employment liabilities; and develop employee benefit programs for the company after the transaction.
Joseph Centrich has experience dealing with mergers and acquisitions representing both the acquiring and the acquired company. If you are in the Woodlands, Conroe or the Houston area and need to discuss a potential merger or acquisition, contact HCWD, PLLC to speak personally with a business law attorney.