Mergers and Acquisitions
As your business begins to grow and become profitable, there may come a time when you think about merging with another company. There is also the chance of your business being bought out by another company. In order to ensure that you are receiving fair compensation in such a deal, you should always have a lawyer who is looking out for your best interests. Depending on your business, most of the regulations for any type of merger or acquisition must follow the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as well as the Department of Justice. If you’re a publicly traded company, it’s important that your investors and stockholders are protected throughout this process as well.
The regulations that the SEC, FTC and Department of Justice have for mergers and acquisitions can vary between states. There are state laws that must be complied with as well as federal laws, which is why a lawyer is so important in this type of situation. Whether you’re the company trying to buy out another corporation or you’re being bought out, a lawyer who is knowledgeable and detail-oriented can be one of the best people to have on your side.
All of the laws and regulations that have been created for mergers and acquisitions can be in-depth and quite complicated, but a lawyer who specializes in this area can help guide you through the process. A lawyer can answer any questions you may have and explain what’s happening during each step. A lawyer will also be looking at the tax implications as well as any potential liabilities that may happen while you’re going through the merger or acquisition. The process of completing a merger or acquisition may take some time, but a qualified lawyer will be there for you the entire time and ensure that no detail has been overlooked.