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Mergers and Acquisitions


Whether the markets are up or down, whether the economy is expanding or contracting, mergers and acquisitions are an essential growth strategy for any company. At Carlile Patchen & Murphy, our experienced lawyers can help guide you through these transactions.

Our clients look to us for help in virtually every aspect of a transaction, including financing, regulatory approval, due diligence, deal structure, tax analysis and planning, and post acquisition operations.

The planning and implementation of M&A transactions requires the coordination of a variety of legal skills, and our attorneys have assisted in these types of transactions, involving matters as small as the sale of a single car wash to matters as complex as leverage buyouts in excess of a billion dollars.

Business Advisors

At Carlile Patchen & Murphy our clients get all the help they need to negotiate and prepare letters of intent, conduct due diligence investigations, structure financing arrangements and complete their transactions. Whether the buyer is a strategic acquirer or financial investor, and whether the seller is a first transaction entrepreneur or a deal-sophisticated serial business owner, we bring the necessary expertise to the table to get the deal done. More than just lawyers, we are business advisors. Every client works directly with an experienced partner who remains hands-on from start to finish. Our teams include the right number of lawyers with the experience to cost-effectively get the transaction completed. We have special expertise in serving emerging and growth-stage ventures, as well as established companies in the middle market. Unlike the mega-law firms that focus on billion-dollar deals and staff them with dozens of lawyers, we understand our clients need a cost-effective and flexible service. Above all, our experienced business lawyers are results-oriented. Our lawyers combine a commitment to exceptional service with good judgment, common sense and a practical approach to what needs to be done. We bring value to each transaction and we do not waste time on obscure technical points or outrageous bargaining positions. Rather, we act quickly and effectively, and often help our clients to negotiate the entire transaction rather than just advising them on legal points.

Types of Transactions

Our lawyers are experienced in closing a variety of different types of transactions including:

  • Asset Sales and Purchases
  • Stock Sales and Purchases
  • Mergers, including Tax-Tree Reorganizations
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Leverage Buyouts
  • Recapitalizations
  • Spin-Offs / Split-Offs