Practice Areas

At The Packer Firm we provide legal services centered on the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. We provide services in almost every area of the law that affects their strategy and operations. We emphasize getting to know our client businesses intimately because we understand that legal counsel is only useful if it can be put into action in each client's unique organization and culture.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Businesses acquire other businesses for a variety of reasons including gaining or enhancing:

  • access to new technologies and customers
  • entry into a new market
  • knowledge in a new area
  • efficiencies of scale
  • liquidity for shareholders

Businesses also may have product lines or divisions that they wish to divest because of poor performance, distraction from core business or for other reasons.

The three principal methods of acquiring or divesting a business are asset acquisition, stock acquisition and merger. Several factors influence the decision regarding which method should be employed in a particular deal including:

  • the goals of the transaction
  • tax implications of the transaction structure
  • process and consents necessary to close the transaction
  • integration of the acquired business
  • potential post-closing liability issues

We assist our clients in all phases of the transaction including structuring and negotiating the deal; drafting term sheets, letters of intent and purchase and merger agreements; designing, conducting and summarizing due diligence and closing. We also assist in the process of gaining any necessary consents or regulatory approvals. Finally, we have an established network of CPAs and valuation experts who can help provide valuable financial due diligence and analysis as necessary.

Please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation on how we can help in the planning and execution of acquisitions or divestitures involving your business.