Lawyers Who Close Deals

California Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers

What a California Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer Can Do for Your Business

Adams Corporate Law has been a trusted guide for California business owners navigating complex business transactions for decades. Our expertise extends to assisting businesses in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), which encompass buying, selling, or merging two businesses. Each step of this delicate process requires careful consideration and analysis. For instance, the structure of the transaction holds significant implications for the after-tax treatment of the sale price and the potential termination rights of third parties regarding existing contracts.

We collaborate closely with our clients to structure transactions in a tax-efficient manner, taking into account all necessary approvals, both internally from owners and externally from third-party lenders, vendors, suppliers and customers. Our attorneys will provide clear explanations, empowering you to make informed decisions from the array of options available.

When it comes to buying, selling, or merging businesses in California, a comprehensive understanding of the assets and liabilities are crucial. At Adams Corporate Law, we possess the experience required to thoroughly uncover and comprehend the intricate details of the target business. Our services cover mergers and acquisitions for publicly traded companies, privately held companies, and sales involving private equity funds as purchasers. We’re dedicated to helping small and mid-sized businesses pulling revenues ranging from zero to $200 million. Throughout the process, we proactively help you negotiate terms and establish protective measures addressing any potential concerns ensuring a smooth closing of the deal.

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The attorneys at Adams Corporate Law are strategic corporate & securities lawyers with decades of experience in mergers & acquisitions, equity financings, and general business counsel, serving businesses throughout the state of California. Learn more about what our firm brings to the table.

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Understanding Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers occur when multiple separate companies combine into a single company. In a "merger of equals," there is no designated acquiring company. Instead, each company has nearly equal representation on the new board. A true equal merger is rare, and most mergers could be considered acquisitions.

Acquisitions involve one company purchasing another, either through buying stock or assets of the target company by the acquirer. Stock and asset purchases each have unique benefits and drawbacks. Our lawyers can help you determine which acquisition method works best for your situation.

Some important legal considerations in a complex M&A transaction include:

  • Due Diligence - Sellers must provide documentation on everything from intellectual property to contractual obligations to be reviewed by the acquiring company
  • Corporate Governance - Sellers must completely disclose relevant documents to assure acquirers of corporate compliance in the target company
  • Taxes - California acquisitions and mergers can carry huge tax implications for all involved parties
  • Antitrust Reviews - Larger merger and acquisition transactions may require a plan for conduct during an antitrust review

Contact Adams Corporate Law online or call (714) 699-9602 to speak with a California mergers and acquisitions lawyer who can help you.

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    How our Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers Can Help Your Business

    For many business owners, the main incentive to acquire or merge with another business is to increase market share. Often, companies accomplish this by buying out smaller competitors. These can include businesses with different but related products and services, or similar companies operating in different geographic locations. In any case, the effect is the same: The buying company seeks to strengthen its capability to do business.

    Adams Corporate Law can assist California companies operating in any industry with matters concerning mergers and acquisitions such as:

    • Recapitalizations
    • Asset Sales
    • Partner and shareholder buyouts
    • Stock splits and share dividends
    • Change of control transactions
    • Forward and reverse triangular mergers
    • Share exchanges
    • Spin offs

    Headquartered in Orange County, our California M&A lawyers at Adams Corporate Law can assist your business during your merger or acquisition action. Your best interests are at the center of any advice or legal actions we take on your behalf. We help you rest easier knowing there’s an advocate looking out for you.

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