Mergers and Acquisitions

Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP’s mergers and acquisitions practice focuses on the needs of its clients whether they are purchasing a new business opportunity or selling an existing business. Two ways in which businesses combine are mergers and acquisitions. In a merger, two or more companies combine to form a single entity, while in an acquisition, one company takes over another, but both parties retain their separate legal existence. The structure of a merger, acquisition or ownership change is of critical importance in addressing issues of taxation, legal protection, and structuring asset purchases and any associated liabilities.

At Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP, we handle mergers and acquisitions involving relatively small business where the assets are sold for less than a million dollars to business and asset values ranging into potentially billions of dollars. There can be many reasons to go forward with the purchase or sale of a business. A company might benefit by teaming with the management of another business or it might achieve an increase in its market share. The combination might also improve channels of delivery for the parties to the transaction, helping them compete more effectively. Or, there may be estate planning or retirement motives. There is no cookie cutter approach to the sale or purchase of a business. We help clients address industry, state, and federal regulations, securities laws, intellectual property protections, potential antitrust issues, financing, and a range of other legal issues that occur in a complex transaction. We work closely with clients to process potential mergers and acquisitions from the beginning stages and help guide clients through the closing of a sale.

Attorneys practicing in this practice group are:

Elliott S. Garsek

Judd Pritchard