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Mergers & Acquisitions

Neale & Newman, L.L.P. handles complex legal procedures for businesses near our office in Springfield, Missouri, and nationwide. A respected firm with experienced lawyers, we provide cost-effective service for business acquisitions and mergers while remaining true to our small town roots. 

Our business and commercial law attorneys handle all aspects of business mergers and acquisitions. Our Springfield M&A lawyers can assist in the following business aspects:

  • Reorganizing
  • Negotiating a letter of intent
  • Performing due diligence
  • Negotiating a purchase agreement
  • Negotiating subsidiary agreements like employment agreements, non-compete agreements, managing agreements and financing agreements
  • We also handle “earn-outs” – with the goal of ensuring that, in the end, the buyer received what was paid for

Navigating the complexities of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) requires experienced legal guidance to ensure a seamless and successful transaction. At Neale & Newman, our team of skilled attorneys specializes in M&A law and is dedicated to helping businesses in Springfield, MO, achieve their strategic objectives through strategic mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Call us today at (417) 670-2520 or contact us online to set up a consultation with one of our seasoned M&A lawyer near you.

Missouri Merger & Acquisition FAQ

What is involved in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process?

The M&A process typically involves several stages, including due diligence, negotiation of terms, drafting of transaction documents, regulatory compliance, closing, and post-closing integration. Our attorneys provide comprehensive legal services to guide clients through each step of the process.

What types of transactions do you handle?

Our M&A lawyers assist clients with a wide range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, asset purchases, stock purchases, and corporate restructurings. We tailor our services to meet the unique needs and objectives of each client.

How do you approach due diligence in M&A transactions?

Due diligence is a critical component of any M&A transaction, involving the thorough examination of the target company's financial, legal, operational, and regulatory aspects. Our attorneys conduct comprehensive due diligence to identify potential risks and liabilities and provide strategic advice to mitigate them.

How do you ensure regulatory compliance in M&A transactions?

Navigating regulatory requirements is essential in M&A transactions, particularly in highly regulated industries. Our attorneys have extensive experience in navigating federal, state, and industry-specific regulations to ensure compliance throughout the transaction process.

What factors should businesses consider before pursuing an M&A transaction?

Before pursuing an M&A transaction, businesses should carefully assess their strategic objectives, financial capabilities, potential synergies, cultural fit, regulatory implications, and risk tolerance. Our attorneys provide strategic counsel to help clients evaluate these factors and make informed decisions.

How long does the M&A process typically take?

The duration of the M&A process can vary significantly depending on factors such as the complexity of the transaction, regulatory approvals, due diligence findings, negotiation dynamics, and deal structure. Our attorneys work efficiently to expedite the process while ensuring thoroughness and attention to detail


Names and Trademarks After a Business Acquisition or Merger 

Brand name recognition is important. Sometimes, a trademark can be among the company’s most valuable assets. When two companies merge, what happens to the trademarks? We can effectively manage all issues related to intellectual property law, including trademark and copyright issues.

Integrating Pre-Existing Service Contracts Into a New Business

Acquisitions and mergers do not occur in a market vacuum. The connections, obligations, and attachments of both companies still exist after the merger. But service contracts need to be changed in order to mesh with the structure of the business entity that will form after the merger or acquisition is complete. This can be an arduous, document-intensive process. At Neale & Newman, we have the capacity and technology to handle all aspects — while constantly keeping our client’s objectives foremost in mind.

Why Choose Our Missouri Merger & Acquisition Lawyers?

  • Legal Expertise: With decades of collective experience, our Missouri M&A attorneys possess in-depth knowledge of corporate law, finance, and deal structuring. We have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in a wide range of M&A transactions, from small-scale acquisitions to multi-million-dollar mergers.
  • Strategic Counsel: We understand that every M&A transaction is unique, and we take a strategic approach to each case. Our attorneys work closely with clients to assess their goals, evaluate potential risks, and develop tailored strategies to maximize value and minimize liabilities throughout the transaction process.
  • Comprehensive Services: From conducting due diligence and drafting transaction documents to negotiating terms and facilitating closings, we provide comprehensive legal services to guide clients through every stage of the M&A process. We are committed to ensuring that our clients' interests are protected at every step of the way.
  • Client-Centered Approach: At Neale & Newman, we prioritize client satisfaction and communication. We take the time to understand our clients' needs, respond promptly to inquiries, and keep them informed of developments throughout the transaction. Our goal is to build long-term relationships based on trust, integrity, and exceptional service.
  • Industry Knowledge: Our Missouri M&A attorneys have extensive experience across various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, technology, real estate, and more. We leverage our industry knowledge and networks to provide clients with valuable insights and strategic guidance tailored to their specific sector.

Contact Our M&A Law Firm

If you're considering a merger, acquisition, or divestiture in Springfield, MO, don't navigate the complexities of M&A law alone. Trust the experienced M&A attorneys at Neale & Newman to guide you through the process and achieve your business objectives. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you succeed in the ever-evolving landscape of mergers and acquisitions.

Call us today at (417) 670-2520 or contact us online to set up a consultation with one of our seasoned merger and acquisition lawyers.

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