Regardless of the size of the company, a merger with or acquisition of another business entity involves many steps and an attention to details. It is important to determine whether or not the business move is in alignment with the growth strategy of the company and then move forward with the deal after gaining a clear understanding of the financial and tax issues that arise out of these transactions.
The right attorney is crucial to a successful merger or acquisition. At Brunoro Law, we are focused on the totality of the process, from the due diligence and negotiations to the structuring of a deal that minimizes the negative tax consequences. There are many separate aspects of a merger, acquisition, or divestiture, but here are some of the things that should be done to ensure a successful transaction:
- Negotiate the terms of the deal;
- Prepare a letter of intent;
- Undertake a thorough due diligence investigation;
- Secure financing;
- Form any business entities that might be part of the transaction;
- Gather and complete all documents necessary for closing; and
- Take any post-closing steps necessary to effectuate the transaction.
One of the biggest challenges with mergers and acquisitions is the identification of potential problems early in the process. This enables the client to decide whether or not to proceed with the deal. If the determination is made to move forward, discovering these issues quickly enables effective resolutions to be determined and incorporated into the overall deal.
If there is a cross-border transaction that is part of the overall deal, then it is crucial to retain an attorney with the knowledge and understanding of foreign transactions. At Brunoro Law, the firm has worked on many different mergers and acquisitions, including those involving foreign entities. Founder and principal attorney is licensed to practice law in her native Brazil and has formed strong partnerships with skilled attorneys there, as well as in Mexico and throughout Latin America, providing an edge to clients considering a cross-border transaction.
Contact us to schedule a one-hour free consultation to learn about how the firm can guide you through a merger, acquisition, or other complex legal transaction.