Polsinelli’s Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures practice closes deals. Spanning multiple industries, our attorneys complete transactions for private and public companies. We work collaboratively with in-house personnel and coordinate efforts with clients’ investment bankers, local and foreign counsel, accounting firms and other advisers to provide high-caliber, integrated legal advice covering all areas needed for a seamless negotiation and closing process. By taking the time to understand the economic and value-related consequences singular to our clients’ business transactions, our practice works to protect interests and lead in the navigation of a full range of deal options.

Regionally ranked for Corporate M&A by Chambers USA (2021) and nationally ranked Tier 1 for M&A by the U.S. News and World Report's 2021 "Best Law Firms", we appreciate that every deal is unique and at the beginning of each transaction we make sure to recognize our clients’ objectives. Better understanding of those goals helps us determine the appropriate deal structure and approach that is most advantageous to our clients’ desired direction.

Our team has structured billions of dollars in global transactions, including:
  • Acquisitions of stock and assets 
  • Auctions 
  • “Cash-out” mergers 
  • Corporate restructurings 
  • Cross-border transactions 
  • Distressed mergers and acquisitions 
  • Divestitures of stock and assets 
  • ESOP transactions 
  • Exchange offers 
  • Formation and dissolution of joint ventures and Strategic Partnerships 
  • “Going private” transactions 
  • Leveraged buyouts 
  • Management buyouts 
  • Mergers 
  • Proxy contests 
  • Recapitalizations 
  • Spin-offs 
  • Takeover defense and advice 
  • Tender offers
In addition, our cross-disciplinary team draws upon specialized experience promoting innovation, quality, and efficiency. Mergers, acquisitions, and divestures typically only involve the new designation of asset ownership; however, these events often trigger the need for other legal services. As such, our team often counsels clients in the following areas to help mitigate potential risk and realize new opportunities:
  • Antitrust 
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Employee Benefits 
  • Environmental 
  • Finance and Capital Markets 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Labor and Employment 
  • Litigation 
  • Government Contracts 
  • Health Care and Other Regulatory Matters 
  • Real Estate 
  • Securities 
  • Tax
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