Mergers & Acquisitions

Acquiring or selling a company (whether private or public) is a delicate and complex process that requires broad-based knowledge and experience, diligence and many skills.

We regularly help individuals and companies large and small acquire or sell businesses in a wide variety of industries. The transactions include sales of assets, sales of stock or other equity positions, mergers, consolidations, and tax-free reorganizations. Due to the strength of our Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy practice, we often handle purchases and sales of assets and businesses in distressed situations, including bankruptcy and receivership proceedings.

Because we are a full-service firm, with accomplished practitioners in so many areas, we are fully capable of understanding and assessing all aspects of a business acquisition or disposition, as well as the underlying business, thereby enabling us to advise our clients how best to structure a transaction, minimize risks, and achieve excellent results. 

Our acquisition work includes planning for taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, conducting due diligence investigations, preparing documentation, negotiating the transaction and documentation, and assessing and allocating risk on all aspects of the transaction, including analysis of patent, trademark, copyright and other intellectual property rights, securities law compliance, environmental concerns, real estate issues, labor and employment matters, litigation, ERISA compliance, and tax issues. Our work for purchasers of businesses often includes representing the client in the debt or equity financing that may be necessary to consummate the acquisition. We meet with our clients to fully understand their needs and customize a team of our attorneys with the applicable specialties so that we can help the client achieve the best possible results.

Our Attorneys

Louis Anders
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5275
(205) 244-5600
Louis
Matthew Barnes
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5120
(205) 278-4597
Matthew
Charlotte Bennett
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5460
(205) 714-6889
Charlotte
Howard Bogard
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5416
(205) 244-5605
Howard
Kathryn Bouchillon
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4280
(404) 214-7383
Kathryn
Edward Brown
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4292
(404) 214-7947
Edward
Edward Christian
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5155
(205) 244-5620
Edward
Jennifer Dean
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5419
(205) 244-5647
Jennifer
David Dowd, III
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5293
(205) 244-5629
David
Sean Dudley
Associate ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8221
(251) 344-9696
Sean
Erich Durlacher
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4313
(404) 214-7387
Erich
Joshua Ehrenfeld
Counsel ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3232
(615) 724-3332
Joshua
Deborah Fisher
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5295
(205) 244-5635
Deborah
Lauren Foshee
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5270
(205) 244-5713
Lauren
Jesse Graham, Jr.
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6615
(321) 249-0525
Jesse
Tully Hazell
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4317
(404) 817-3244
Tully
Scott Hitch
Counsel ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4260
(404) 214-7392
Scott
Jefferson Holt
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4277
(404) 214-7998
Jefferson
Chester "Chet" Hosch
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4279
(404) 214-7979
April Mason
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5459
(205) 244-5747
April
C. Read Morton
Counsel ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4330
(404) 214-7397
C. Read
Norman Orr
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5142
(205) 224-9453
Norman
Gene Price
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5328
(205) 244-5698
Gene
Marion Quina, Jr.
Counsel ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8255
(251) 344-9696
Marion
Anthony Romano
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5210
(205) 714-6895
Anthony
Ty Roofner
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6672
(407) 650-2730
Ty
William Schifino, Sr.
Of Counsel ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5745
(813) 357-3526
William
Jack Stephenson, Jr.
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5201
(205) 244-5708
Jack
Joseph Stewart
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5241
(205) 244-5710
Joseph
George Taylor, III
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5254
(205) 244-5711
George
India Vincent
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5284
(205) 244-5714
India
Brian Watson
Counsel ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6629
(321) 249-0529
Brian
Patrick Webb
Counsel ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4254
(404) 214-7386
Patrick
Callie Whatley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5441
(205) 244-5734
Callie

TESTIMONIALS

  • “They are outstanding and get high marks for their commercial awareness, staffing, training and pro-activity."

    -Chambers 2012

  • “They handle a diverse set of issues – well staffed, well prepared and respected…"

    -Chambers 2012

  • “They are all excellent attorneys; exceptionally bright, decisive and creative."

    -Chambers 2012

  • “Definitely have depth and expertise...They have a successful model and one that I’ve tried to imitate."

    -Chambers 2012