Mergers and Acquisitions
Lane Powell attorneys are widely recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest for their skill and experience in handling corporate mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and other business combinations. A number of the business-related transactions that we have handled for our clients are referenced on our Firm’s annual “Representative Transactions” lists — view the 2013, 2014 and 2015 lists. We have worked successfully with public and private companies, investors, financial advisors, bidders and targets, hostile and friendly parties, and other clients on:
- Negotiated stock, asset and merger transactions
- Tender offers
- Leveraged buyouts
- Proxy contests
- Going-private transactions
- Anti-takeover strategies and protections, including rights plans, poison pills and state control share acts
- Joint ventures and strategic alliances
- Divisive reorganizations
We offer experience that affords the ability to move quickly, and the insight to anticipate issues among the parties and reactions in the market. In fact, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recommended our practice calling us “among the best in town” and said we “always offer the highest quality advice.” Chambers’ sources described us as “very sophisticated on the public company side” and as a “dedicated group of highly capable professionals who provide a broad range of legal services.” In addition, we have been highly ranked in the U.S. News and Best Lawyers annual “Best Law Firms” survey for our work in mergers and acquisitions law.
Effective Legal Service
The combined skills and experience of our Mergers and Acquisitions attorneys offer a coordinated one-stop service for companies involved in transactions throughout the region. Each matter is staffed to match the complexity of the specific deal and to provide effective and efficient legal service.
Lane Powell’s work on mergers and acquisitions often draws upon attorneys’ expertise in areas beyond corporate and securities laws, such as:
- Antitrust and other major controls (including Hart-Scott-Rodino) compliance
- Federal, state and local tax planning
- Labor and employment
- Litigation and claims assessment
- Product liability
- Environmental compliance
- Real estate finance and leasing
The Firm’s attorneys are accustomed to operating as part of a team that includes client representatives, accounting and other professionals, and financial advisors involved in structuring and executing the transaction.