Mergers And Acquisitions

We make deals happen®

Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice area has earned a strong reputation for our skill, expertise, and efficiency in handling the gamut of business combinations and sale transactions regularly faced by private enterprises. We regularly represent mid-market companies in deals of varying size and complexity. Our comprehensive and cost-effective M&A services involve the sale, purchase, restructuring, and consolidation of business entities and divisions; management buy outs; exit and succession planning; and joint venture transactions.

While based in the Mid-Atlantic region, our M&A group assists clients throughout the United States, and internationally. We have substantial experience with M&A deals involving diverse industries including cyber security, biotechnology, information technology, health care, real estate, construction, staffing solutions, energy, education, and recycling and waste management. Capitalizing on our close geographic proximity to the nation’s capital, we have also accumulated considerable experience handling unique issues that affect government contractors involved in M&A transactions.

M&A deals often require sophisticated and timely legal advice from practitioners in several different areas of the law. To meet this kind of need, our M&A attorneys rely upon the collective expertise of our colleagues in complementary practices, including tax law, banking, intellectual property, real estate, employment, health care, estate planning, and asset protection. This close collaboration enables us to provide the comprehensive guidance necessary to address issues related to tax, regulations, corporate and business strategy, and other matters that typically arise in M&A deals.

Through every phase of the transaction process, from pre-transaction planning through the letter of intent, due diligence, document drafting, and closing, we are committed to meeting and exceeding expectations. Our clients know that we are first and foremost corporate attorneys who understand the M&A process and are fully committed to helping our clients achieve their short term and long term objectives.

Sellers and buyers both recommend us because we have helped them close deals on time, on budget, and with no negative surprises. Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law has the experience needed to work through the myriad issues that are likely to arise during an M&A transaction and close the deal on terms that are most favorable to our clients. This is why our M&A practice is fortunate to enjoy repeat business from satisfied clients and referral sources.


Industry Spotlight — Government Contracting

In recent years, Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law has represented a diverse collection of government contractors in mid-market M&A transactions. These transactions involve business sales, debt and equity financing, and exit and transaction planning. Our clients are often thriving companies that have graduated from set-aside programs, are well managed and successful, face full and open competition, and operate within the most active sectors of the defense industry.

Situated near Fort Meade, the NSA, and the Pentagon, Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law has substantial experience serving businesses throughout the government contracting industry. Government contractors rely on our government contracting group for corporate governance, contracting, data rights and regulatory issues, claims and bid protests, and security clearance issues; thus, we possess the industry knowledge needed to address any industry-specific deal issues.

Our experienced M&A and government contract attorneys provide practical and timely guidance in the conduct of a due diligence analysis, reviewing matters such as novation agreements, security issues, IP protection, advance notices, cost allowability issues, government discretion rules, and regulations. We also offer advice as to transaction structures for government contractor acquisitions on issues relating to business certifications and small business contract opportunities.

Our recent representative M&A transactions for government contractors include:

  • representing an engineering, intelligence operations, and information technology services company in its $25 million sale to a national defense contractor
  • representing a mid-sized information technology government contractor in its sale to a larger defense contractor in a deal valued at up to $6 million
  • representing the provider of research and analysis services to government agencies in the fields of national defense, cyber security, and integrated security operations, in its sale to a national defense contractor in a deal valued at up to $15 million
  • representing the United States subsidiary of a foreign buyer—for a deal projected to be worth more than $3 million—in its purchase of an international consulting firm involved with microenterprise development, economic development, information technologies, and agribusiness and rural development
  • representing a government contractor specializing in providing support services at NSA


Industry Spotlight — Health Care

Offit Kurman’s M&A attorneys serve hospitals, managed care organizations, pharmacies, health care staffing agencies, physician groups, vendors, device manufacturers, and other members of the health care industry seeking to grow through strategic business transactions. Our team is experienced with the unique opportunities, challenges, trends, technologies, and regulations health care providers face, and we are well-equipped to guide growth-minded organizations through this complex, competitive, and evolving field.

With offices throughout Mid-Atlantic metropolitan areas including Baltimore, DC, Philadelphia, and New York, Offit Kurman is situated in close proximity to numerous East Coast hubs of medical research and innovation. Whether in the startup phase or looking for acquisition targets, our clients call on us during all stages of the health care business life cycle.

Through a multidisciplinary approach that leverages the knowledge of Offit Kurman’s Health Care Law practice group, our M&A attorneys provide health care institutions and other entities involved in the market with targeted counsel and representation on matters including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Purchase and sale of providers, practice groups, insurers, device manufacturers, and others
  • Management and partner buy-ins and buyouts
  • Board governance
  • Privacy and security risk assessments
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Due diligence into policies, procedures, agreements, relationships, and other documentation related to regulatory compliance

In addition to our work with commercial clients, we have extensive experience with health care-oriented companies in the government contracting space. In numerous transactions, we have represented entities that contract with agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. Our attorneys understand the unique needs of health services providers, vendors, and other related organizations that serve the U.S. government, and we can provide insights and guidance into this demanding and constantly changing sector.


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