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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Trade and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Trade and Finance Law Project Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Construction Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Land Use and Zoning Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
Larry A. Barden was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Larry A. Barden

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Public Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Native American Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Gaming Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Government Relations Practice Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Antitrust Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
Wayne N. Bradley was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Wayne N. Bradley

Squire Patton Boggs
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Public Finance Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law CleanTech Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Health Care Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Communications Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Newington, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Health Care Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
H. Rodgin Cohen was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

H. Rodgin Cohen

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Energy Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Health Care Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Tax Law Economic Development Law
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  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Real Estate Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law

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Practice Area Definition

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.

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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.