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    Columbia, South Carolina
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    Corporate Law Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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    Columbia, South Carolina
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    Antitrust Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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    Spartanburg, South Carolina
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    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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    Columbia, South Carolina
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    Corporate Governance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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    Columbia, South Carolina
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    Securities / Capital Markets Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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    Greenville, South Carolina
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    Commercial Litigation Economic Development Law Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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    Columbia, South Carolina
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    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
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    Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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    Greenville, South Carolina
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    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
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    Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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    Greenville, South Carolina
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    Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
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    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
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    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
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    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Litigation - ERISA Litigation and Controversy - Tax Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
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    Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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    Greenville, South Carolina
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    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
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    Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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Mergers and Acquisitions Law Definition

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

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

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

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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.