Mergers and Acquisitions

Farella Braun + Martel’s Mid-Market Transaction practice offers clients sophisticated transaction and tax advice with the service and efficiency of a mid-sized law firm.  We employ a lean staffing model (for many deals, one partner and one associate) to meet our clients’ business objectives without duplicating efforts or driving up transaction costs.  We work with you in the way that you prefer, employing professional judgment and proven strategic approaches to help you meet your goals efficiently.  For example, for large companies with experienced in-house teams that do many M&A transactions, we can work side by side with in-house lawyers and business people to make sure that your specialized expertise is used to your best advantage.  For smaller acquirers, including those without in-house counsel or finance departments, we can handle all facets of a deal to provide a seamless, successful experience.  We understand that the transaction is yours, not ours, and we strive to match our services to your preferences. 

We are a full service mid-sized firm, representing buyers and sellers of all sizes in every aspect of the transaction, including securities laws, tax structuring, corporate governance, public reporting requirements, employee benefits and employment law, antitrust, intellectual property, and real property issues.  Our M&A clients range from individual investors to members of the Fortune 100.  Our experience extends to a wide variety of industries, including technology, insurance, alternative energy, agriculture, real estate and hospitality, and financial services.  With our lean staffing model, knowledgeable attorneys and extensive experience in closing mid-market M&A transactions – ranging from $10 million to several hundred million dollars – we provide an attractive alternative to large firm M&A practices, which often can be overstaffed and inefficient. 

Another factor that distinguishes Farella Braun + Martel is our long history of representing privately held companies and family businesses.  For individuals or families selling a business, we collaborate closely with our Family Wealth Group to help ensure that the benefits of your hard work are available to support you and your family for years to come.  For purchasers, our insight into the dynamics of family-owned or entrepreneurially led businesses can be of great help in guiding a transaction to a successful conclusion.