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Mergers and Acquisitions

Client and Industry Challenges

Faced with increasingly tenuous economic and regulatory environments, companies and individuals pursing acquisitions, divestitures or other corporate reorganizations need experienced counsel who can negotiate and guide financially sound, growth-oriented and defensible transactions.

Snell & Wilmer’s mergers and acquisitions attorneys are well-versed in providing strategic, innovative legal and business services for complicated corporate transactions. We 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. Our experience, coupled with deep industry knowledge, allows us to provide thoughtful, innovative and comprehensive solutions for all of our clients.

Areas of Service

Our mergers and acquisitions attorneys provide a range of services, including:

  • Government and regulatory agency compliance
  • Due diligence review
  • Drafting and negotiation of various acquisition and related agreements
  • SEC registration
  • Hart-Scott-Rodino Act filings
  • Preparing prospectuses and offering memoranda
  • Stockholder rights plans
  • Stock option and severance plans
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Intellectual property asset management

Clients We Serve

Our 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. We regularly handle transactions in both regulated and unregulated industries.

Why Clients Select Us

Invested and Involved: Our firm is committed to partnering with the venture capital community, which is why we helped establish the Arizona Venture Capital Conference and the Arizona Technology Venture Fund. Moreover, several of our clients have been financed by venture capital funds as a direct result of our community partnerships.

Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary and Multijurisdictional Services: Our mergers and acquisitions attorneys frequently partner with our antitrust, tax, securities, real estate, environmental, labor, employee benefits and litigation groups for advice and assistance with transactions. Furthermore, by having over 30 attorneys focused on mergers and acquisitions across each of our nine offices throughout the United States, we are able to offer multijurisdictional service on a seamless and cost-effective basis.