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Locke Lord's corporate lawyers provide top-flight representation in public and private transactions to both U.S. and foreign-based clients. In this increasingly competitive environment, clients trust us to provide nimble, sound advice for achieving their business goals while complying with the complex legal and financial requirements of these transactions.
We represent clients in all types of merger and acquisition transactions, divestitures and other strategic transactions. This includes stock and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, going-private transactions, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, and tender and exchange offers. Locke Lord lawyers team together for an interdisciplinary approach to give our clients the best advice in all aspects of a transaction, including issues relating to antitrust, employee benefits, finance, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment and regulatory matters.
Our lawyers have deep experience representing both strategic and financial buyers and sellers in a wide range of industries, including energy and energy infrastructure, banking, financial services, insurance, consumer and commercial products, gaming, health care, life sciences, manufacturing, technology and telecommunications, as well as media, broadcasting and television.
Our deal teams continue to impress in 2019, ranking second by deal count for Texas M&A in Q1-Q3 2019 based on Mergermarket data, advising on 36 deals. Locke Lord ranked among the top 10 legal advisers in Mergermarket’s Q1-Q3 2019 U.S. South League Table by Deal Count, credited with 44 deals for a total value of $22.5 billion ― third on the chart in terms of total deal value. The Firm has also been ranked as a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Mergers & Acquisitions Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.
No matter the transaction, Locke Lord lawyers seamlessly partner with clients to take advantage of commercial opportunities. We regularly advise private equity and venture capital investors in the buying and selling of their portfolio companies. We advise boards of directors in properly and effectively discharging their duties regarding mergers and acquisitions, drop downs, leveraged buyouts and other transactions. Our practice also includes representing clients in their acquisitions of distressed companies or assets of distressed companies.
Locke Lord lawyers take a worldview when advising clients on cross-border transactions. We recognize the complexities of globalization and pride ourselves on providing comprehensible cross-border advice bridging legal systems, customs, languages and terminology.