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Health Care Mergers, Acquisitions and Business Transactions

At Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot, our 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 necessary documents to effect the transaction and handle closings. We provide advice on issues involving Alaska securities, employment, real estate, environmental and other laws relevant to a specific transaction.

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot attorneys also advise clients regarding buyouts, reorganizations and the restructuring of businesses to achieve the clients’ 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 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.


Jennifer C. Alexander
William A. Earnhart