Mergers and Acquisitions

At Kennedy Sutherland LLP our merger and acquisition practice is focused on getting deals done for clients as efficiently and as effectively as possible. While we counsel buyers and sellers on development of acquisition and disposition strategy, we also seek the most efficient corporate and tax structures available and make certain our clients are aware of the most current and best structural alternatives and the effects of these at closing and well into the future. Such careful upfront planning has resulted in millions of dollars of savings and value being created for our clients in transaction negotiation, structuring and documentation.

The firm has represented  a broad range of companies in transactions structured as stock or asset purchases, tax free reorganizations, reverse triangular mergers, reverse stock splits, redemption offers, interim bank mergers, cash out mergers and tender offers. In addition to the planning, negotiation and documentation of such transactions, the firm has represented publicly held and privately held family companies and prepared proxy statements and regulatory filings required in connection with the transactions being effected.

Types of companies advised:

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  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Service companies
  • Start-ups
  • Banks, thrifts and bank holding companies
  • Other financial services companies

In addition the firm has represented  corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, statutory Delaware Trusts, officers and directors and principal shareholders in severance and non-compete agreements, employment and indemnification agreements, employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements, including incentive stock plans, qualified and non-qualified stock options, phantom stock plans and other equity based compensation arrangements relating to the merger and acquisition transaction.

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