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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Entertainment Law - Music
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 Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Sherman Oaks, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Technology Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Intellectual Property Venture Capital Law Trademark Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Project Finance Law International Trade and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mining Law Commercial Finance Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers and Acquisitions Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Corporate Law Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Energy Law Sports Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Antitrust Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law International Trade and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Technology Law Corporate Law Information Technology Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Food and Beverage Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Labor Law - Union Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Venture Capital Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Copyright Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Employment Law - Management Venture Capital Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation Commercial Finance Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Energy Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mergers and Acquisitions Law Appellate Practice Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Litigation - Securities Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Information Technology Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mediation Corporate Law Arbitration Animal Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Corporate Law Oil and Gas Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Milford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Economic Development Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Compliance Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Securities / Capital Markets Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Food and Beverage Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Environmental Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Cannabis Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Transportation Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Technology Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers and Acquisitions Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
Brandon L. Bigelow was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Brandon L. Bigelow

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Franchise Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Technology Law FinTech Practice Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Venture Capital Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Reinsurance Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Economic Development Law Public Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Municipal Law Utilities Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law International Trade and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Venture Capital Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions 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: 2022
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Gaming Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Corporate Compliance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Qui Tam Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Mining Law Oil and Gas Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Government Relations Practice Corporate Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Government Contracts Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Antitrust Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Oil and Gas Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation
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  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
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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
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Food and Beverage Law Securities Regulation
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  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Agriculture Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation - Health Care Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Health Care Law
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  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law Franchise Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation
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  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trademark Law Information Technology Law Technology Law Copyright Law Venture Capital Law Patent Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Copyright Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Technology Law Commercial Finance Law Information Technology Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Patent Law Trademark Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Real Estate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Aviation Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Public Finance Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Water Law Municipal Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Venture Capital Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Public Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Municipal 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.