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Snell & Wilmer Advises Specialty Mechanical Contracting Company A.O. Reed & Co. in Acquisition to Legence

September 19, 2023

SAN DIEGO Snell & Wilmer advised A.O. Reed & Co., a San Diego-based specialty mechanical contractor focused on building and servicing complex systems in mission-critical facilities in its acquisition to Legence, an Energy Transition Accelerator™. With the addition of A.O. Reed & Co., Legence is expected to offer comprehensive solutions throughout all of California, providing clients with expanded coverage to optimize systems and decarbonize the built environment. This acquisition, along with others, is expected to play a key role in expanding Legence’s design and implementation capabilities and strengthening the company’s standing as the premier provider of decarbonization solutions for high-performance buildings across the Southwest United States.

“We are excited to be joining the Legence family and building upon the work we’ve done over the past 100+ years to provide superior service and value to our customers and create new opportunities for our employees,” said David Clarkin, president of A.O. Reed & Co. in a recent press release. “As a part of the Legence family, we will offer a comprehensive suite of services and solutions that address the entire lifecycle of a building, which helps accelerate emissions reduction and improve the health and productivity of occupants, resulting in cost savings and efficiency gains for customers.”

Bardia Moayedi led the Snell & Wilmer team advising A.O. Reed & Co. in the deal. The diverse team included Sarah Hibbard, Eli Mansour, Katherine Annuschat McCaig, and Paralegal Scott Drake (corporate), Greg Gautam and Amberlee Lapointe (employee benefits), Bahar Schippel (tax), Christopher Franich (intellectual property), Sean Sherlock, (zoning and land use), Brook Barnes and Clint Engleson (labor and employment), and Monique Lashbrook (real estate).

Snell & Wilmer’s mergers and acquisitions attorneys are well-versed in providing strategic, innovative legal and business services for complicated corporate transactions. They have extensive experience with transactions in a variety of industries, including highly regulated industries where the intersection of business and government requires a particularly strategic and risk-sensitive approach. Their experience, coupled with deep industry knowledge, allows them to provide thoughtful, innovative, and comprehensive solutions for all of their clients. Snell & Wilmer’s clients include sellers, buyers, investors, banks and bankers, venture capital firms, private equity firms, institutional lenders, independent directors and committees, management groups, creditors, and creditor committees.