Strategic Merger and Acquisition Counsel
HMBR’s Corporate and Transactional Practice provides strategic and comprehensive counsel to both acquiring organizations and target entities in complex merger and acquisition transactions. Our lawyers have structured and closed a wide range of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances involving physician groups, hospitals and other players throughout the health care industry. We also regularly render services to educational institutions that are seeking to acquire/divest the assets of another entity or looking to merge existing institutions to create a new entity as well as restaurants and other hospitality related entities.
Identifying the Best Business Options for Our Clients
The attorneys at our firm have an extensive understanding of the unique and multi-faceted issues that impact major transactions in heavily regulated industries, such as healthcare and education. We work closely with our clients to structure deals that minimize potential risks and challenges while increasing their competitive position in the market. In an ideal situation, our lawyers get involved in the business discussions as early on as possible. We make sure that we have a complete picture of our clients’ short and long-term business goals and objectives. In doing so, we help our clients think creatively within the law and propose business structures that best position their organizations to accomplish their visions.
Navigating Buyers and Sellers Through Major Transactions
HMBR attorneys have a wealth of experience negotiating and documenting large mergers and acquisitions, as well as other cutting-edge business combinations. We perform comprehensive, due diligence reviews and guide buyers and sellers through all agreements and documentation associated with the transaction. Our lawyers also work to obtain regulatory approvals from various state and federal agencies including states’ Attorneys General, Departments of Health and Education, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice and others that may be required to complete the transaction. Additionally, when we are working with non-profit organizations, we make certain that mergers and acquisitions are structured, financed and carried out in a manner that protects and preserves the client’s tax-exempt status.
At HMBR, we not only provide the legal advice needed to close the deal, we also serve as a trusted business advisor at each stage of the merger and acquisition process. Our attorneys carefully analyze and address the risks and opportunities associated with transactions so that we can develop frameworks that give our clients the freedom and flexibility they need to get to where they want to be.