Public and private clients in a wide array of industries call on Waller’s team of experienced mergers and acquisitions attorneys to handle their transactions. Our firm has particular experience with transactions involving regulated industries, such as:
- Financial services
- Information technology
- Wireless communications
Our attorneys have the wide range of experience needed to represent companies in complex business transactions, assisted by an interdisciplinary approach to address specialized aspects of each deal. Acquirors, targets, sellers, financial advisors, institutional investors, boards of directors and special committees of public and private companies value our advice and counsel in both negotiated and contested transactions. Our clients range from early stage and emerging companies to large, established private and public companies.
Active acquisition clients often rely on our firm to handle their transactional work as an extension of their in-house development capabilities. We also serve as local counsel in multi-state or international transactions or as special counsel in areas where we have particular experience, coordinating our efforts with lead counsel to ensure cost-effective representation.
Our multi-disciplinary approach to comprehensive client service is exemplified by the fact that our strong bankruptcy, restructuring and reorganization practice adds critical support to address the special challenges posed by acquiring or selling financially troubled companies and assets. Our dispute resolution practice group provides litigation support when required, for example, in the defense of shareholder lawsuits and because the tax consequences of a transaction are often determined early in the structuring of a business transaction, our tax attorneys are typically involved from the very beginning to seek optimum tax advantages from the transaction.
Waller’s mergers and acquisitions practice includes:
- Asset purchases and sales
- Securities purchases and sales (stock, partnership interests, LLC interests)
- Proxy contests
- Joint ventures
- Recapitalizations, redomestications, spin-offs and split-offs
- Divestitures and unwinds
- Regulatory and compliance matters, such as antitrust, securities, healthcare, tax, ERISA/executive compensation, banking, insurance, franchising, labor and employment, intellectual property, and environmental issues
- Going-private transactions
- Leveraged and management buyouts
- Tender offers