Mergers and acquisitions are a vital part of running a large, successful corporation. An acquisition involves one company taking over another company and becoming the new legal owner. Mergers happen when two corporations, typically of a similar size, merge to form a single new entity. The merger and acquisition process is incredibly complex and can take years to complete.
Whether your company is being sold, merging with another company, or acquiring another company, it is essential that you create an effective legal strategy. The experienced business lawyers at Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA have successfully provided South Carolina companies with start-to-finish legal representation in mergers and acquisitions. We have the business acumen and legal experience to ensure that your merger or acquisition goes smoothly. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.
Our Mergers and Acquisitions Services
A plethora of legal issues can arise during mergers and acquisitions. The lawyers at Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA have experience in complex commercial litigation. We know which legal issues can expose your company to litigation after the merger is finalized. We will work closely with your team and assemble specialists to avoid any potential legal or financial pitfalls as necessary. Our legal team will help you structure the merger or acquisition in the best way possible and execute transactions accordingly. Some of the merger and acquisition services we handle include the following:
- Preparing non-compete agreements
- Preparing letters of intent
- Preparing confidentiality agreements
- Performing thorough due diligence
- Structuring the merger or acquisition deal as a stock purchase, reorganization, or asset purchase
- Negotiating with the other company regarding the purchase price
- Minimizing your liability, including your tax liability
- Advising you of the tax consequences of the merger or acquisition
- Drafting, negotiating, or litigating contracts
- Representing you in employee benefits issues related to ERISA
- Gathering all of the information needed for you to secure financing
Representation Through the Entire Acquisition and Merger Process
Our lawyers are results-oriented. We combine our commitment to client satisfaction with our complex business litigation experience to help our clients structure their acquisition and mergers effectively. We conduct all of the necessary research to identify any potential legal or financial problems during the due diligence stage. When problems arise, we quickly develop creative solutions to tackle the most challenging mergers and acquisitions.
We understand that our clients don’t want their acquisition and merger process to be unnecessarily delayed. That’s why we act effectively and quickly and engage in negotiations regarding the entire merger and acquisition process, rather than just advising our clients on minute legal issues.
Experienced Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers
At Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, we bring our extensive experience to the table to help our clients through the merger and acquisition process. In our firm’s 120-year history, we have represented corporate clients in a wide range of industries, including retail, manufacturing, publishing, hospitality, construction, and healthcare.
We represent both buyers and sellers in acquisitions. We provide each corporate client with the attention and personal care they deserve. No merger or acquisition is too small or too big for our skilled legal team to handle. When you are engaging in a complex merger or acquisition, you need a law firm with the resources to provide excellent representation. At Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, we have an extensive network of experts with whom we work to provide comprehensive legal representation.
Our lawyers understand the sophisticated challenges businesses face during the merger and acquisition process. We range from a variety of backgrounds, but we all have experience in complex business litigation. Our lawyers know what to look for in mergers and acquisitions to avoid litigation in the future.
Small Business Mergers and Acquisitions
Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA has helped businesses of all sizes complete acquisitions and mergers for over 120 years. We have also actively supported the small business communities in Myrtle Beach and Florence for generations. We want to see local businesses succeed, and help our clients merge and acquire companies while developing a successful growth strategy.
If you are the owner of a small business, you may not have gone through the merger and acquisition process before. Our legal team helps emerging companies through the entire merger and acquisition process. We have represented clients with tender offers, complex securities, tax issues, corporate finance, and leveraged buyouts.
We Bring Our Decades of Experience to the Table
At the law firm of Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, our focus is always on making our clients’ business goals and a reality moving forward. We don’t offer our clients a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, we evaluate each client’s situation to tailor our legal representation to their specific needs.
Our clients receive all of the legal help they need to prepare letters of intent, negotiate with the other company involved in the merger and acquisition, and conduct due diligence investigations. We also help clients structure their financial arrangements and form entities to serve the special purpose of completing the transaction.
Our lawyers remain hands-on from the beginning of the acquisition or merger process. We consider ourselves to be deal facilitators, working with you and a team of experts to achieve the outcome you desire. Our lawyers have extensive experience in commercial litigation and trial work. We are also adept at risk management and business planning. We will help to ensure that you avoid some of the common pitfalls involved with mergers and acquisitions.
Contact Our Experienced Legal Team Today
At Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, we have helped many corporate clients with mergers and acquisitions throughout South Carolina. We take a proactive position when it comes to representing our clients, and will help you minimize your risk by avoiding potential legal pitfalls. Contact our South Carolina law firm today to schedule your initial consultation.