Mergers & Acquisitions

Phillips Lytle’s M&A Law Practice is comprised of highly accomplished and knowledgeable attorneys, several of whom are listed in The Best Lawyers in America®. Furthermore, we have been included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for outstanding capabilities in mergers and acquisitions.

This team brings the requisite expertise and experience to assist a wide variety of domestic and foreign clients with business combination transactions. Our experience includes traditional acquisitions, divestitures and mergers, as well as restructurings, recapitalizations, management buyouts and joint ventures.

Our M&A Law attorneys manage each transaction in a multi-disciplinary fashion, working closely with our Tax, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Banking & Financial Services, Environmental, and Real Estate Teams.

A few of the many ways in which we facilitate the acquisition process include:

  • Introducing firms considering an acquisition to potential acquisition candidates and finance sources
  • Performing legal due diligence reviews with special emphasis on environmental, tax, litigation, labor and employment, employee benefits, real estate, FCPA/antibribery, and international trade compliance concerns
  • Preparing letters of intent, term sheets and other preliminary documents
  • Acting as either lead negotiator or a member of the negotiating team
  • Coordinating and assisting with transaction financing arrangements
  • Analyzing tax planning and transaction structure to ensure maximum tax and other benefits
  • Coordinating foreign counsel, environmental consultants, insurance advisors, accountants and investment bankers
  • Drafting and negotiating transaction documents
  • Providing legal support for post-closing and transitional activities

Our M&A Law Team has represented both synergistic, strategic clients and private equity groups in business-combination transactions spanning a broad spectrum of industries.

  • Financial services organizations, such as investment advisers, banks, collection agencies, student loan providers, automotive finance, mortgage brokers, international trading services and trade financing, dollar clearing and money transfer services
  • Health care organizations, including hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, skilled nursing facilities, imaging centers, third-party administrators and durable medical equipment providers
  • Real estate entities, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), hotels and resort complexes, restaurants, real estate brokerages and other commercial real estate businesses
  • Consulting and service firms, including international consulting firms, engineering firms, advertising agencies and insurance advisors
  • Manufacturing businesses, including machine tools, material-handling equipment, automotive products, aerospace components, plastic fabrication and injection products, HVAC appliances, appliance parts, medical products, cosmetics, furniture and computer equipment
  • Food service companies, including food product distributors, manufacturers and processors
  • General service providers, such as school transportation, defense contracting, environmental remediation, medical testing laboratories, and government research and development
  • Post-secondary proprietary education providers

The M&A Law Team at Phillips Lytle has the expertise, industry knowledge and experience to assist our clients with nearly any issue that may arise before, during or after a merger or acquisition. This, combined with our track record of excellent, cost-effective service, makes Phillips Lytle an excellent choice to assist clients with their U.S. mergers and acquisitions.

Chambers USA Top Ranked

Phillips Lytle has been recognized five years in a row by Chambers USA© for excellence in Corporate/M&A. Click here to view Phillips Lytle's profile on the Chambers USA website.

Mergers & Acquisitions