Best Lawyers for Mergers and Acquisitions Law in America

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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions 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:
    Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate 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:
    Corporate Law International Trade and Finance Law Project Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate 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:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital 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:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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 Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law International Trade and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Venture Capital 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:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Public Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Technology Law Corporate 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:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions 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:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Project Finance Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance 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:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets 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:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate 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:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets 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 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Banking and Finance Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Antitrust Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate 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:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate 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:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate 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:
    Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets 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: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Public Finance Law Municipal Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation
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:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law CleanTech Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions 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:
    Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Health Care 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 Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate 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:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets 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:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Compliance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets 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:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions 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:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate 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 Mergers and Acquisitions Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions 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:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance 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:
    Corporate Law Energy Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Tax Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • 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: 2019
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions 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.