Practice/Industry Group Overview
Lane Powell advises clients on all aspects of corporate mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations. Our work has included advice on anti-takeover strategies and protections (including rights plans, poison pills and state control share acts), proxy contests, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, tender offers and negotiated stock, asset and merger transactions. We represent public and private companies, investors, financial advisors, bidders and targets, hostile and friendly parties, and others.
We offer experience that affords the ability to move quickly and the insight to anticipate issues among the parties and reactions in the market. The combined depth of our Mergers and Acquisitions lawyers in Washington and Oregon offer a coordinated one-stop service for companies involved in transactions throughout the Pacific Northwest. We staff each matter with a view to matching the economics of the deal and to providing cost-effective service.
Our work on Mergers and Acquisitions transactions often call for us to draw upon our expertise in a number of areas beyond corporate and securities laws, including federal, state and local tax planning, ERISA, labor and employment, litigation and claims assessment, product liability, environmental compliance, real estate finance and leasing, and various other disciplines. We are accustomed to operating as part of a team that includes client representatives, accounting and other professionals, and financial advisors involved in structuring and executing the transaction. We have the technological resources and communications systems in place that allow us to provide state-of-the-art service.