Mergers & Acquisitions
The process of acquiring or selling a business, whether in the context of a negotiated transaction or a hostile takeover, offers significant challenges and opportunities. Kantack Law Firm, PLLC’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice brings together experience and seasoned judgment needed to meet these challenges. The firm has substantial experience in negotiating, drafting and implementing complex contractual provisions relating to the buying and selling and merging of businesses.
The Mergers and Acquisitions practice draws on the resources of the firm’s corporate and tax experience in a broad range of corporate transactions. The firm has extensive experience in representing and advising purchasers and target companies in a wide variety of negotiated transactions, as well as reorganization transactions such as spinoffs, recapitalizations, and leveraged buyouts. The firm has been involved in a variety of takeover situations, representing both acquirers and targets, and Boards of Directors and Committees thereof. Transactions have been successfully completed in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution services, healthcare, finance, real estate development, investment advisers, insurance services, computer hardware and software, and technology.
Tax considerations affect the structure of virtually all mergers and acquisitions. The firm has the technical know-how and negotiating experience to deal with issues such as creating a tax-free/neutral reorganization, minimizing the negative tax consequences for the firm’s clients, purchase price allocations, preserving net operating loss carryovers, and maximizing amortization and depreciation benefits.