Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions work is a focus at Affinity. Our representation of clients in a variety of industries and our attorneys’ extensive experience allows us to provide expert legal advice to guide clients through what can be a complex process, often involving competing priorities and severe time pressures. Our reasonable rates for these valuable services result in our being consistently ranked among the Best in Value by the Small Business Monthly, even though we often find ourselves across the negotiating table from many of the largest firms in the St. Louis area.

Our extremely active M&A practice group routinely assists not only buyers and sellers, but also investors, joint venturers, private equity and capital funds, and institutional lenders, in a wide range of transactional matters, including:

  • Negotiating, documenting, and closing mergers and other acquisitions and sales of businesses, subsidiaries, divisions, and other assets;
  • Pre-transaction negotiations and vetting of multiple potential buyers;
  • Planning and developing transaction strategies and structures that provide operational, accounting, and tax benefits;
  • Assisting in evaluating due diligence materials (for buyers) and responding to due diligence requests (for sellers);
  • Meeting contingencies to closing as effectively and efficiently as possible;
  • Negotiating financing of transactions, including institutional financing, SBA financing, and private capital raises, including exempt securities offerings and private equity investments; and
  • Buy-sell arrangements and other succession planning measures.

In providing these M&A services, we often collaborate with other attorneys within our firm to provide advice on issues related to tax, intellectual property, employee benefits, labor and employment, and real estate. We also counsel boards of directors and executives regarding issues of corporate governance and compliance, including rights and responsibilities of shareholders, directors, and officers.

Affinity Law Group attorneys with this focus area:

Brad Crandall
Bob Guest
Ira Potter
Andrew Rushing
Matthew Wilson
Tal Sant