The mergers and acquisitions attorneys at Redmon, Peyton & Braswell are experienced in handling numerous industry-specific areas of acquisition. These areas include tax issues, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, sale-lease back agreements, seller financing agreements, collateral & security agreements, personal guaranties, commercial lease agreements, earnout structured agreements, identifying material adverse changes during the pending transaction, and regulatory challenges.
Our attorneys will assist in mergers and acquisitions, from banks to technology companies. The type of acquisition may be an asset purchase, a stock purchase or a membership purchase. From simple mergers of two companies to reverse triangular mergers, split-offs, or spin-offs, Redmon, Peyton & Braswell can navigate your company through preparation of financial and operational disclosures, tax planning, due diligence, personnel retention, closing, and post-closing earn-out issues. One of the most important issues (after the price) in any M&A transaction is taxes generated by the deal on the participant companies and their owners. Many firms which claim to be “mergers and acquisitions” firms have no one with tax expertise. John Rodgers provides tax expertise to the firm’s clientele. Gant Redmon and Paul Maloof have extensive transactional negotiation experience in negotiating and getting deals closed. Mr. Maloof and Nick Gehrig have worked on the documentation required to complete the transaction.
We routinely negotiate purchases and divestures by private companies. The transactions range from $1,000,000 to $20,000,000. We work closely with business brokers who have a keen interest in achieving success for the parties as well as seeing that the deal goes through. Our mergers and acquisitions lawyers practice in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.
Due Diligence in M&A Transactions
We have the skills and tools to conduct a thorough and efficient due diligence investigation for our clients. Some of the key issues include:
- The role of each member of the due diligence team;
- Liability for inadequate or incomplete due diligence; and
- Documenting the investigation with a data trail.
Our merger and acquisitions attorneys represent sellers and buyers in all types of disputes. Generally, matters that cannot be resolved and/or settled will proceed to a United States District Court or a state circuit court. We are completely knowledgeable about the process. When called upon, our attorneys are prepared to prosecute and/or defend the particular party to the transaction. We have years of experience at resolving disputes and we are committed to finding resolutions.