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Corporate mergers and acquisitions

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The complexity of an M&A practice requires you to have deep, broad, and up-to-date knowledge across many subject areas, such as securities, finance, tax, and corporate law. Depending on the deal, you may need to be well-versed across jurisdictions, too. And with unnecessary delays and the potential of losing a client if a matter is incorrectly addressed, much is at risk. Reduce your risk, augment your knowledge, increase your efficiency, and serve clients confidently by relying upon Practical Law.

Do your best corporate M&A work every time
Supporting you in doing your best work is Practical Law’s team of U.S.-based, licensed attorney-editors. Averaging 12 to 14 years’ experience in Corporate M&A, all of these attorneys have served as corporate in-house counsel or have come from Am Law 200 firms. As a group, they ensure that all Practical Law resources are relevant and current.

They then curate those resources and package them in a format that is useful to you, such as national and state-specific:

Checklists to help ensure you don’t miss a step in any process, simple or complex, from business entity maintenance to acquiring a business

Model forms including stock purchase, merger, and asset purchase agreements; LLC and stockholders agreements; and organizational documents

Practice notes and legal updates on general corporate and M&A topics, such as public and private mergers and stock and asset acquisitions, as well as the latest breaking news on M&A caselaw and other market developments

Toolkits on a variety of important topics, such as joint ventures, private equity, and tax considerations in M&A

What’s Market offers three databases that keep you on top of trends in Corporate M&A deal precedents, including private acquisition agreements, public merger agreements, and spin-offs. What’s Market provides comparative summaries, analysis, custom reports, and links to M&A precedent agreements and disclosures. A separate database, What's Market Practice Analysis, also keeps M&A practitioners up to date on market trends and industry-specific deal terms.

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