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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Project Finance Law International Trade and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Construction Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Trade and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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Larry A. Barden was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Larry A. Barden

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
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Perry E. Bendicksen III was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Perry E. Bendicksen III

Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin, & Robb P.A.
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Oil and Gas Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Project Finance Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Agriculture Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Gaming Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Antitrust Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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Wayne N. Bradley was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Wayne N. Bradley

Squire Patton Boggs
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Franchise Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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David P. Buchholtz was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David P. Buchholtz

Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin, & Robb P.A.
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Municipal Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law CleanTech Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Corporate Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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Mark Carman was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark Carman

Carman Lehnhof Israelsen LLP
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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David J. Champoux was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

David J. Champoux

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Newington, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Tax Law
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H. Rodgin Cohen was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

H. Rodgin Cohen

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation
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  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • 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)
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law 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.