Business Law Firm

Business Law Firm with a Business Point of View

Mergers and Acquisitions Law Firm

Through mergers and acquisitions, businesses adapt to changing environments and continue to grow and thrive. Business owners and executives must carefully plan mergers and acquisitions, taking numerous factors into account. Without sound legal guidance, these owners may take steps that hurt the future of the business. At the De Bruin Law Firm, our Greenville, South Carolina business law attorneys are experienced in various deals and provide quality legal advice to our clients.

What is Mergers and Acquisitions law?

During a merger, two unique companies, typically comparable in size, combine to create a single company. During an acquisition, one corporation takes over another business. The company that is acquired becomes part of the larger company, and the larger company acquires all of the rights and duties of the smaller company. Though often used interchangeably, mergers and acquisitions have different goals. With the assistance of our attorneys, clients are able to determine the advantages and disadvantages of entering into these deals.

We work with our client’s through each part of the deal

Our business law attorneys will provide guidance and advice through each phase of a merger and acquisition deal. When we begin discussing the deal, we will gain an understanding of your objectives and ensure that any proposed deals will help you achieve those goals. We treat your business as we would our own.

We are experienced in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including:

  • Creating a list of potential businesses to buy or sell to
  • Creating and reviewing a confidential information memorandum that lays out pertinent information about selling your business
  • Creating and sending a solicitation of interest to express interest in buying another company
  • Addressing concerns about employees who work for the business that is being acquired or sold
  • Negotiating fair purchase prices, seeking the guidance of a team of experts when necessary
  • Advising our clients of any tax consequences the deal may have
  • Reducing liability as much as possible
  • Coordinating meetings to discuss the details of the deal with buyers and sellers
  • Conducting due diligence to verify all of the facts and figures cited in the deal
  • Drafting purchase agreements that clearly lay out all the terms and conditions of the deal
  • Finalizing the deal
  • Assisting clients with any post-closing issues

Our broad experience in mergers and acquisitions allows us to anticipate issues that may arise and take proactive measures to protect our clients’ interests.

We provide tailored counsel to your business

No merger or acquisition is the same. Businesses vary significantly by size, industry, and revenue. Further, the terms of a transaction also vary depending on the goals of the deal. The ever-changing economy also significantly impacts deals. With so many elements that may affect the terms of a deal, businesses need attorneys that understand the environment of a transaction and how it will affect their clients. Our attorneys carefully study the characteristics of your business and the climate of the market to plan the best route for a new deal. Advice for one company is not necessarily good advice for another company. In addition to being skilled business lawyers, our attorneys are also experienced business owners, which provides us with unique insight into our clients’ business deals. We know how to navigate these complex transactions and ensure that our clients’ legal interests are protected and that their goals are met.

Contact Us About Your Business Law Matter

What Our Clients Say

  • They are the Best in the business!

    I would not go to anyone else!

    Johan H. Avatar Johan H.
    8/31/2016
  • What a blessing to have such a solid team to advise us on all of our legal matters from personal estate planning to business protection. We are very thankful to have found Aaron and his family and look forward to many years of being represented by such a professional law firm.

    Stephanie M. Avatar Stephanie M.
    1/13/2018
  • Best lawyers in Greenville ,dedicated, hard working and caring.

    Gail H. Avatar Gail H.
    3/20/2017
  • I had Mr Aaron De Bruin to represent me on a family case and i thought he did an outstanding job. He made himself easily accessible. He gave me his personal cell phone number so I could call him and reach him at any time. Any questions I had he would answer them in a swift manner. Also before he made any decission he would ruin them by me first. I would recommend The De Bruin Law Firm to anyone i know that needs a lawyer. Thank you Mr. De Bruin.

    Jymel J. Avatar Jymel J.
    12/03/2015
  • Bryan was our attorney for our real estate closing and he was excellent. Bryan was very prompt to respond to any of our concerns and questions and very helpful with the whole process. Bryan also followed up with us after closing to ensure we our move went well and address any concerns we had once in our home. I would definitely use this firm again for our legal needs and recommend to anyone.

    Thomas N. Avatar Thomas N.
    7/05/2016
  • Aaron worked on both of my cases & both ended up great ! Would highly recommend

    Brianna E. Avatar Brianna E.
    5/16/2018
  • Helped me tremendously with a horrid legal issue. Worked across state lines, and did everything possible to correct an egregious government error.

    Len H. Avatar Len H.
    3/20/2017
  • Awesome Service, Very helpful people at the DeBruin Lawfirm

    Mitchell B. Avatar Mitchell B.
    5/16/2017
  • What a blessing to have such a solid team to advise us on all of our legal matters from personal estate planning to business protection. We are very thankful to have found Aaron and his family and look forward to many years of being represented by such a professional law firm.

    Saint B. Avatar Saint B.
    1/13/2018
  • When I have been involved in a real estate closing, a Will, a Trust or a Debt recovery, the legal team at the DeBruin Law Firm have been a great help to me. Gary, Aaron and Bryan are great attorneys and very easy to deal with. They are able to handle all sorts of legal matters with a no-nonsense approach and I consider them a great asset.

    J T. Avatar J T.
    6/20/2018

 Recent Articles

We strive to help businesses succeed any way we can. Read some of our latest blog articles to learn more.

What is a Capital Contribution?

Business Law Firm Business Law Firm with a Business Point of View Are you a new business owner? If so, there are probably entrepreneurship terms that leave you scratching your head. A capital contribution is one of them. This contribution is money given to...

Navigating the Mergers and Acquisitions Process

Business Law Firm Business Law Firm with a Business Point of View Our Greenville mergers and acquisition attorneys at the De Bruin Law Firm handle a vast array of business transactions that involve the disposition or acquisition of commercial assets.  We...

The Difference Between a C-Corp and an S-Corp?

Business Law Firm Business Law Firm with a Business Point of View One of the most important questions a prospective business owner is faced with is how to structure their business. The different types of businesses offer certain benefits as well as draw...

Choosing an Entity for Your New Business

Business Law Firm Business Law Firm with a Business Point of View Starting a new business is exciting and stressful. For many, creating a business is the achievement of a lifelong dream. However, it is no secret that many businesses fail within just a few...

Benefits of an Operating Agreement

Business Law Firm Business Law Firm with a Business Point of View Operating Agreements If you are considering starting your own business, you need to take certain steps to protect that business, as well as your own legal interests. When business owners...

Contact a Business Law Attorney

Speak to a business law attorney about your legal matter.