Mergers and acquisitions constitute a large part of Ray Quinney & Nebeker’s corporate practice and our depth of experience in these transactions has prepared us to understand the needs of clients in a variety of businesses and to serve them in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Our mergers and acquisitions attorneys are experienced in all facets of purchase and sale transactions, including contract negotiation, structuring, financing, due diligence matters, and consummation of the deal. The work we do encompasses all types of business combinations and financing transactions. Transactions are structured with tax considerations firmly in mind.

The mergers and acquisitions team from our corporate department is assisted by lawyers from our other departments, including attorneys with expertise in securities, tax, environmental, employee benefits, creditors’ rights, real estate, labor and litigation matters. In each transaction, to the extent appropriate, the entire team participates in various phases of the deal, from preparation and negotiation of the contract, through due diligence investigation, to the closing.


The general area of Mergers and Acquisitions includes the following areas of more specialized practice:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions of public and privately held companies
  • Friendly and hostile takeovers of public companies
  • Joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Venture capital financing for lead investors, institutions and others in all stages of financing

Our clients are engaged in many industries, including financial services, manufacturing, agriculture, health care, motor vehicle retailing, telecommunications, biotechnology, biomedical technology, and computer and information technology. We have represented them as buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders.

Our mergers and acquisitions team handles all of the various regulatory filings applicable to mergers and acquisitions, including United States securities laws filings and Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notifications. We also coordinate with various local counsel, United States and worldwide accounting firms, investment bankers, environmental consultants and other advisers.

If you wish to speak with an attorney about your business needs and questions, please contact:

Gavin M. Reese, Corporate Section Chair

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