Mergers & Acquisitions

With a team of over 60 corporate M&A attorneys, Seyfarth Shaw is well equipped to advise clients engaged in a full range of domestic and cross-border public and private transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, going private transactions, strategic alliances and joint ventures.

We approach each transaction with a comprehensive grasp of our client’s business and objectives, allowing our attorneys to structure transactions so they meet specific client needs while navigating industry issues and any regulatory challenges.

We are committed to the following fundamental beliefs.  First, that a client engages us for superior guidance in a transaction, not as an impediment. Second, that we are there to ensure and protect the value of our client’s business and consummation of the transaction. Our M&A attorneys focus on providing clients with practical solutions. We are committed to fully understanding our client’s long term goals, taking time to determine the critical elements of value in each deal. We take an integrated approach with our clients to determine the risks that impact value, maneuver to minimize those risks, and work with each client to consummate the transaction so the client’s goals are achieved.

Clients rely on our track record of adeptly closing transactions of all sizes, from millions of dollars to more than $1 billion. We are particularly skilled in handling middle market transactions for specialized industries such as business services, cable, diversified industrials, food, healthcare, hospitality, life sciences, medical devices, packaging, REITs, real estate services, traditional and renewable energy, and telecommunications. We advise a broad range of clients, from large public and privately held companies to private equity firms and family-owned businesses.  

Clients engage Seyfarth Shaw for M&A transactions because we bring a constructive approach to negotiated transactions, speed-to-market execution and a commitment to timely and cost-effective client service. Through our market-leading SeyfarthLean approach, we provide transparency, best-practice staffing, and a realistic assessment of costs.

Our M&A team is supported by our national, multi-disciplinary practice groups. With deep knowledge in areas such as employee benefits, intellectual property, tax, real estate, labor and employment, environmental and antitrust, our collaborative approach provides efficient, targeted services to deal with complex issues. By leveraging our resources nationally and through our international network of contacts, we effectively handle even the most complex multi-jurisdictional transactions.