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Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li’ mergers & acquisitions practice provides top-level client service and creative solutions to complex problems in public and private transactions. Our strengths span corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, domestic and cross-border transactions, and joint ventures. We have an active practice in representing private equity funds and private companies in buying and selling businesses. We are also actively involved with emerging growth companies, delivering a multi-disciplinary combination of corporate, intellectual property, commercial technology, and executive compensation, and litigation skills.

Our corporate lawyers serve clients ranging from small and emerging entrepreneurial businesses to mid-size multinational corporations. We make their objectives our own, drawing on extensive experience in all dimensions of corporate representation to deliver strategic business perspectives as well as pragmatic, efficient legal approaches. Throughout the growth cycle and across the full range of corporate issues, our team of lawyers integrates their talents and brings their legal insight and their business instinct to support our diverse client base.

We assist in all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. From planning to execution, we anticipate our clients’ needs and respond creatively as we define the key issues and develop practical solutions to the most challenging matters. We represent domestic and foreign corporations and their financial advisors in all facets of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, including:

  • mergers
  • asset acquisitions and dispositions
  • leveraged and management buyouts
  • equity purchases and sales
  • exchange offers
  • proxy contests
  • recapitalizations
  • reorganizations
  • roll-ups and spin-offs
  • international and cross-border transactions
  • tender offers
  • going private transactions
  • joint ventures and commercial transactions

Joint Ventures and Commercial Transactions

Our joint venture and commercial transactions practice works with companies across industry lines to formulate and execute high level alliances, mergers, acquisitions, distribution agreements and purchases of businesses. A number of our early stage clients seek alliance agreements to support their growth strategy. Our late stage clients consult our services in their vertical and horizontal growth strategies. We help companies achieve synergies and efficiencies in a particular product or service market and assist small start-up entities looking to obtain a partner with the financial and other resources needed to bring a concept to market.

We assist our clients in the implementation of exit rights and strategies, including a sale of or initial public offering by the joint venture. We also advise on control and management structures, deadlock resolution mechanisms and rights to exploit intellectual property and products developed by the joint venture.

Business Structuring

Our lawyers bring their extensive experience to bear on the proper formation and structuring of business entities. Our clients include innovative and sophisticated investors across many industries who strive to bring to life multi-million dollar investments in real estate, corporate and intellectual assets. With our clients’ sophisticated needs, a cookie-cutter formation will not suffice. Proper planning and creative thinking allow us to tailor entity structure and formation to each client's specific needs. Protection, flexibility and savings are balanced against expediency and need for simplicity.

Whether we manage the entire process, work alongside with general counsel or partner with a client’s in-house development team or with other outside counsel, we help our clients address every part of the deal, from the intricacies of legal and financial structures to tax and accounting issues, ERISA and labor matters, executive compensation and retention, intellectual property and environmental matters. We build on our extensive experience to deliver the resources our clients need to make sure their transactions achieve their business objectives.