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Why Should I Hire a Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer?

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Mergers and acquisitions law firm Brewer & Pritchard of Houston, TX has a wealth of knowledge about state and federal laws regulating these kinds of important business transactions. We understand how the legal system works, know how to research these cases and protect your company's best interests.

Even so, some people might not realize just how integral attorneys can be when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. That's why we compiled the following list of frequently asked questions about mergers and acquisitions based on our years of experience handling cases involving companies combining forces. If you can't find your question about mergers and acquisitions, contact us. Call 800-445-8710. We will listen to you and help you address your legal issues in a timely, effective manner. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help your company.


What are mergers & acquisitions?

A merger refers to the legal consolidation of two or more companies into one corporation. An acquisition refers to the purchase of one business by another company. There are many different types of mergers and acquisitions, including hostile transactions, negotiated mergers, proxy contests to obtain control and stock acquisitions. Each one has its own unique laws, market practices and legal issues.
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Who regulates mergers & acquisitions?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice review and approve mergers and acquisitions in the United States. These federal agencies make their decisions based on numerous laws and regulations, including the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890. There are other rules and regulations governing mergers and acquisitions.
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What role does a lawyer play in mergers & acquisitions?

A mergers and acquisitions attorney can make sure that every legal document you create conforms to all the relevant rules and regulations, both state and federal, governing mergers and acquisitions in the United States and abroad. These documents include letters of intent, confidentiality agreements, asset agreements and closing transaction agreements.
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Do I need an attorney for mergers & acquisitions?

Yes. A lawyer can make sure your merger or acquisition meets all the relevant state and federal laws governing such business transactions. Whether your company is merging with another business or you're attempting to acquire another company, you need an experienced, detail-oriented attorney looking out for your company's best interests on your side.
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Why should I hire a mergers & acquisitions lawyer?

The law surrounding mergers and acquisitions is complicated. The process of making sure your business transaction receives all the necessary approvals from government regulators, stockholders and investors takes work. Make sure all your efforts produce results. Have an experienced corporate, transactional lawyer on your side who knows the laws and has a proven track record of success.
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"How can a mergers & acquisitions lawyer help my company?"

Allow us to help you achieve your business goals. Contact Brewer & Pritchard. We have the experience and knowledge you need to guide your business through such complicated transactions, one step at a time. We can also discuss the tax implications and potential liabilities of the different choices available to you.

Finalizing a merger or acquisition of a business takes a patient, detail-oriented attorney. Our lawyers at Brewer & Pritchard excel at such painstaking work. That's why so many companies in Texas and around the country turn to us when they decide to take such an important step forward.

Discover what Brewer & Pritchard can do for your company. Contact us today. We respect our clients' privacy and understand the sensitive nature of such transactions. Call 800-445-8710 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule an appointment.