Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestiture

Protecting Your Interests in Mergers, Purchases and Sales

Most successful small businesses will eventually undergo drastic change: expansion through the acquisition of other businesses, developing a franchise, sale of assets or divisions that no longer fit a new market focus, or even merger with another entity. If you need advice about a transaction that will change the size and scope of your business, contact an experienced mergers and acquisitions lawyer at the Houston office of Leslie Wm. Adams & Associates.

We can guide you through all aspects of a business purchase, sale or merger. Our law firm has handled deals ranging from the sale of an oil refinery to the acquisition of car dealerships. Whether your business involves manufacturing, retail, high tech or professional services, we can advise you and protect your interests no matter what side of the deal you're on.

Examples of the specific tasks involved in major acquisitions or sales include the following:

  • Addressing the questions and concerns of your ownership group
  • Negotiation and contract documentation of purchase, sale or merger terms
  • Due diligence where necessary to identify and resolve matters of potential liability
  • Considering changes in your corporate or partnership structure to reflect the new scope of the business
  • Preparing or reviewing the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular in business franchise transactions
  • Resolving asset or equity valuation issues
  • When selling a business, making sure that the financing terms are secured to the greatest extent possible
  • In mergers, defining and documenting your interests as to your equity position and your management participation

Our main goal in any merger or business sale transaction is to maximize the value of your interest while minimizing your exposure to risk. We can also help you overcome any interim obstacles that can threaten the deal at any point prior to closing. In the event of any default or material nondisclosure or misrepresentation, we are also prepared to defend or advance your interests in court when a satisfactory resolution cannot be otherwise achieved.

To learn more about our experience with the purchase and sale of businesses or business assets in Texas, contact the law firm of Leslie Wm. Adams & Associates.