Best Lawyers for Mergers and Acquisitions Law in Connecticut, United States

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  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Milford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Economic Development Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law
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Merton G. "Mert" Gollaher was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Merton G. "Mert" Gollaher

Garfunkel Wild, P.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Copyright Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Venture Capital Law Project Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Education Law Antitrust Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Litigation - Antitrust Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice CleanTech Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Government Contracts Technology Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Health Care Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Information Technology Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Law Technology Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law CleanTech Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Education Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Intellectual Property Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Technology Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance and Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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Mergers and Acquisitions Law Definition

A merger or large acquisition is a significant event in the life of a company and its numerous constituencies – from shareholders, directors, and managers to employees, customers, and communities. M&A lawyers play critical roles in how mergers and acquisitions are evaluated, structured, and implemented.

Mergers and Acquisitions in the United States are governed by a dual regulatory regime, consisting of state corporation laws (e.g., the Delaware General Corporation Law) and the Federal securities laws (primarily, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). There are three primary types of M&A transactions: (1) a merger, which is the legal combination of two separate entities under state law; (2) “stock deals,” which is the purchase of a business through the purchase of the owner, or an interest in the owner, of the business; and (3) “asset deals,” which is the purchase of a business through the purchase of assets. Transactions can involve public or private companies, may be on a hostile or friendly basis and may entail acquisition of 100% ownership, a controlling interest, or a minority stake.

The legal environment for the public company merger and acquisition activity in the United States has changed dramatically over the last several years, and the process of change continues apace. M&A lawyers advise their clients to ensure the transaction is in compliance with federal and state laws. We work with our clients to evaluate the strategy and tactical advantage of a friendly versus hostile transaction. M&A lawyers represent their clients in negotiations on the structure of the deal, perform due diligence and assist with the terms of the contract. M&A lawyers’ responsibilities extend beyond merely negotiating the terms of the agreements, but to the entire process by which Board decisions are made. This includes board and management counseling throughout the process on legal obligations, evolving corporate governance standards, and shareholder relations.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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A merger or large acquisition is a significant event in the life of a company and its numerous constituencies – from shareholders, directors, and managers to employees, customers, and communities. M&A lawyers play critical roles in how mergers and acquisitions are evaluated, structured, and implemented.

Mergers and Acquisitions in the United States are governed by a dual regulatory regime, consisting of state corporation laws (e.g., the Delaware General Corporation Law) and the Federal securities laws (primarily, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). There are three primary types of M&A transactions: (1) a merger, which is the legal combination of two separate entities under state law; (2) “stock deals,” which is the purchase of a business through the purchase of the owner, or an interest in the owner, of the business; and (3) “asset deals,” which is the purchase of a business through the purchase of assets. Transactions can involve public or private companies, may be on a hostile or friendly basis and may entail acquisition of 100% ownership, a controlling interest, or a minority stake.

The legal environment for the public company merger and acquisition activity in the United States has changed dramatically over the last several years, and the process of change continues apace. M&A lawyers advise their clients to ensure the transaction is in compliance with federal and state laws. We work with our clients to evaluate the strategy and tactical advantage of a friendly versus hostile transaction. M&A lawyers represent their clients in negotiations on the structure of the deal, perform due diligence and assist with the terms of the contract. M&A lawyers’ responsibilities extend beyond merely negotiating the terms of the agreements, but to the entire process by which Board decisions are made. This includes board and management counseling throughout the process on legal obligations, evolving corporate governance standards, and shareholder relations.