Mergers & Acquisitions

From sophisticated Fortune 100 companies to closely held businesses, Anthony Law has represented clients through numerous mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations. Whether you are buying or selling a business, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to guide clients through all phases of an M&A transaction, from deal inception through closing.

Deal Structure

Deal structure can have a drastic effect on bottom dollar outcomes for buyers and sellers. Often, entrepreneurs will handshake on a deal based upon practicalities, wholly unaware of the unexpected tax outcomes. Every transaction must be analyzed on a case by case basis to determine the optimal M&A structure. Asset purchases, equity purchases, or statutory mergers have varying advantages and disadvantage under state and federal tax laws depending on the nature of the deal.

Risk Mitigation

M&A documents are not one size fits all. In fact, they are some of the most sophisticated, tedious, and time consuming documents attorneys ever have to draft. One small misstep may inadvertently expose buyers and sellers to a litany of liabilities, essentially crushing the value of the deal for one side at the expense of the other. Anthony Law’s diverse range of legal services allow it to analyze and mitigate risks from a number of legal fields that can be involved in the purchase or sale of a business, including risks associated with employment and tort liability, environment concerns, title issues associated with real property, and potential tax consequences.

Representative Transactions

-negotiated multimillion-dollar Fortune 100 M&A transaction

-reorganized capital structure for a service company that grosses in excess of $40,000,000 a year in revenue, including the creation of class A and B Units.

-represented seller of one of central Ohio’s preeminent limousine companies in asset deal which included seller financing, transfer in real property, and nearly one million dollars in physical assets

– drafted asset and real estate purchase contracts for the fastest growing trampoline park operator in Ohio, including multiple purchases of facilities exceeding 30,000 sq. ft. throughout the United States

-negotiated the purchase of equity interests on behalf of a medical professional in excess of $500,000 as well as reorganizing the corporate paperwork associated with rights of first refusal, death, and disability