Mergers and Acquisitions
Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot attorneys’ experience in mergers and acquisitions includes representing both sellers and purchasers of privately held businesses. We advise clients on transaction structure and legal terms, assist in negotiating the transaction, prepare the documents necessary to effect the transaction, and handle closings. We provide necessary advice on issues involving Alaska securities, employment, real estate, environment, and other laws relevant to specific transactions.
We also advise clients regarding buyouts, reorganizations and the restructuring of businesses to achieve client objectives, including management and owner succession plans, liquidity and resolution of conflicts among owner groups. We have significant experience with management buyouts, leveraged buyouts and other specialized acquisition transactions. We are skilled in preparing documents and taking the other legal steps necessary to implement these transactions.
Because an acquisition sometimes requires the formation of a new business entity, the Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot team also advises clients in all aspects of organizing a new company. These services include assessing business structures; issuing stock or other equity to founders; drafting buy-sell, voting or other agreements among owners; and implementing employment agreements and employee incentive arrangements. Our experience includes organizing large and small privately held corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, real estate investment trusts, professional corporations, and nonprofit organizations.