Mastering the Exit: Your Partner for M&A Legal Guidance

Team up with us to ensure your M&A journey is legally optimized and strategically aligned.

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Your Strategic Advantage in Selling Your Company

At SPZ Legal, our M&A team consists of our lawyers as well as amazing specialist boutique firms we have partnered with and manage in the M&A process, including specialists in tax, export control, regulatory matters, immigration, executive compensation, and employment.

Our approach in representing your company in an exit is to focus on what is most important to you in the transaction, which may include maximizing deal value and minimizing tax impacts, taking care of your workforce, ensuring your impact and company ethos remain intact, or other goals. We also use data to ensure that the terms of the deal align with industry standards. Our work goes well beyond the transaction itself; we empower your exit strategy. Our seasoned team provides comprehensive guidance throughout the deal process, from the negotiation of the Letter of Intent to ultimately closing the deal.

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Custom M&A Support for Every Business Move

Our M&A legal expertise covers a spectrum of services, including meticulous due diligence support, advice on structuring transactions for optimal tax treatment, compliance with export control laws, and any other issues that inevitably pop up in the journey to ultimately selling your company. Whether you're considering a merger, an asset purchase, a stock/membership interest purchase, or a tax-free reorganization, our team is your dedicated partner. Explore our range of services to see how your M&A goals align with our approach.

Some topics we provide advice on regarding mergers and acquisitions include:

  • Letters of Intent
  • Mergers
  • Stock purchases
  • Membership interest purchases
  • Acqui-hires 
  • Investment bank negotiations and engagement letters
  • Parachute payment analysis
  • Non-competes
  • Escrow agreements
  • Investor management
  • Transaction bonus agreements

Representative Matters

We have helped clients in many exit situations ranging from small acquihires to public company purchases of our clients with deals ranging from low seven figures to $100M. Here are a few examples:

  • Represented an impact-focused fintech startup in the sale of the company to one of the largest financial institutions in the world.
  • Represented an event technology startup in the sale of the company to an international buyer.
  • Represented a workforce development startup in the sale of the company to a public company buyer.
  • Represented a semiconductor startup in the sale of the company to a public tech company buyer.  
  • Represented a niche social media startup in the sale of the company to a public company buyer.
  • Represented hardware/software startup in the sale of the company to a public company buyer.

Transform Your Exit Strategy with Our M&A Experience