In recent years, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP lawyers have handled billions of dollars in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions transactions, including public and private company mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, minority investments, and complex joint ventures. Our M&A team represents public and private companies, closely-held businesses, founders, investors, private equity firms, family offices, and special committees of independent directors in structuring, negotiating, and executing M&A transactions across a broad range of industries, including energy, mining, materials, manufacturing, financial services, real estate, hospitality, and technology.
We work closely with our tax lawyers to analyze and structure transactions to obtain the optimal tax treatment of the transaction and the go-forward structure of the combined entity. We bring in the expertise of our real estate, environmental, intellectual property, employee benefits, cybersecurity, technology, and other specialty lawyers as needed to complete the transaction.
Our M&A lawyers also advise publicly held companies
on structuring takeover defenses, including provisions in governing documents,
poison pills, and preferred stock plans. We use this experience to provide
assistance to potential bidders and targets in hostile transactions, including
proxy contests and tender offers.