Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a team sport. It takes multiple people to successfully close a business transaction: the business owner or owners, the buyer, each side’s accountants and advisors, and multiple attorneys working together. For the seller, their M&A process will involve a number of attorneys through the deal lifecycle, including the corporate attorneys driving the transaction and several subject matter attorneys weighing in on select deal aspects (like tax issue, for example).
To help sellers navigate the process, we’ve put together an infographic showing the lifecycle of a sell-side transaction and the sell-side attorney team’s participation and timing throughout a transaction.
Below, you’ll discover what attorneys you’ll need to bring on, and when, along with a few key tips and considerations for closing the deal. To talk to an experienced M&A legal advisor, be sure to contact Mike Mercurio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.575.0332.
ABOUT MIKE MERCURIO
Michael N. Mercurio is a leading attorney in the field of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He serves as outside general counsel in buy-side and sell-side M&A, as well as in all business law and real estate law matters. As a strategic partner to firm clients, Mr. Mercurio regularly counsels entrepreneurial individuals and assorted entities on the many challenges, issues, and opportunities companies face throughout the business lifecycle—from start-up to eventual exit.
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