Mergers & Acquisitions

On any scale, buying or selling a business can be a stressful and uncertain process. Deals move quickly, and having the right information to evaluate the offering is key.
Experienced in representing buyers and sellers of businesses of all sizes across industries, Best Best & Krieger LLP’s business services attorneys help clients manage the process and limit risk through careful pre-acquisition planning, thorough due diligence investigation, and effective structuring, drafting and negotiation of transaction and financing documents. Our attorneys have negotiated a wide variety of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other business combinations, utilizing these transactions to help clients optimize their market position. We work with a variety of clients, including major shareholders, lenders, officers, directors, management and investors.
BB&K attorneys are fully aware of the benefits and pitfalls of all types of transactions and advise clients on the many issues that may arise, as well as negotiate and document all deal terms. We provide guidance throughout all phases of a transaction and even address post-closing issues. Drawing on the knowledge and experience of our regulatory, environmental, labor & employment, intellectual property, finance, tax and bankruptcy attorneys, among others, we assure that all aspects and implications of each deal are given due consideration.
Comprehensive Service
Our business attorneys are experienced in handling:

  • Business purchase and sale agreements and ownership structuring
  • Debt and equity financing, and associated loan documentation
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Asset valuations, acquisitions and sales
  • Teaming arrangements
  • Spin-offs and division sales
  • Tax-free and taxable mergers and reorganizations
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Antitrust considerations
  • Registration, issuance and transfer of public and private securities
  • Going public and going private concerns
  • Regulation D private placement memoranda
  • Employee benefits plans, executive compensation and stock option agreements
  • Shareholder and client communications, notifications, disclosures and documentation
  • Cash vs. equity deals
  • Closing conditions
  • Noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements
  • Representations and warranties
  • Working capital considerations and adjustments
  • Labor & employment
  • Management, employment and indemnification agreements
  • Overall succession planning
  • Corporate governance matters
  • Securities issues
  • Tax implications
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Real property concerns
  • Environmental compliance
Areas of Focus: Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business Transactions | Mergers & Acquisitions
Areas of Focus: Business | California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Mergers & Acquisitions
Areas of Focus: Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Intellectual Property | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Finance & Banking | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Intellectual Property | Real Estate | Renewable Energy | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions
Press Releases Nov 19, 2020

Partner George Reyes a San Diego Leaders in Law Finalist

San Diego Business Journal Recognizes Leading M&A Attorney

Press Releases Sep 23, 2020

BB&K Partner Nancy Park is a Woman Worth Watching

Profiles in Diversity Journal Named the Business Practice Leader to its Annual List

Press Releases Mar 10, 2020

Six BB&K Attorneys Named San Diego Top Lawyers 2020

San Diego Magazine’s Annual List

Authored Articles & Publications Aug 19, 2019

Best in Law: Preprinted Contracts

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Meet BB&K Sacramento Office Managing Partner Nancy Park

The Real Estate Attorney is the Subject of a Sacramento Business Journal Column

Authored Articles & Publications May 29, 2019

Best in Law: Employee Benefits in a Company Sale

BB&K’s Jeff Chang Writes About this Critical Part of a Company’s Transition in SCNG

Press Releases Sep 06, 2018

Partner George Reyes Named a San Diego Influential Leader

Annual List Recognizes Top Professionals in San Diego County

Client Successes May 08, 2018

BB&K Team Handles Plastic Company Sale

Riverside-based AMA Now Owned by Westfall Technik

Press Releases Nov 03, 2017

Partner George Reyes Named a 2017 Advisor of the Year

Recognized for Work on Partnership & Acquisition Deal, Along with Finalist Patrick Monroe

Client Successes Aug 04, 2017

BB&K Advises on Partnership and Acquisition Deal for Safe Company

Videos Jun 07, 2017

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Authored Articles & Publications Apr 20, 2017

Best in Law: How to Keep Business Secrets Secret

Partner D. Brian Reider Writes About NDAs for the Press-Enterprise

Authored Articles & Publications May 16, 2016

Best in Law: Know 'What-Ifs' of Every Transaction

In Business and Legal Matters, It's Critical to Consider The "What Ifs" of Every Transaction, BB&K Partner Brian Reider Writes in the Press-Enterprise

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