Mergers & Acquisitions

Companies engaged in mergers and  acquisitions face a host of regulatory hurdles, market challenges, shareholder obligations and tax considerations among others. Goodwin has extensive experience guiding clients through both public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions of all types including leveraged buyouts, tender offers, spinoffs, divestitures and go-privates (both in the United States and around the world). Goodwin has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions involving public companies. We have a team of lawyers who focus on purchases and sales of public companies, each of which is a nuanced process that requires particular experience.  

Our lawyers bring a distinctive combination of regulatory and transactional expertise, characterized by a high degree of tax and financial sophistication, and a commercial negotiating style that is essential for success. We blend technical know-how and specific industry experience to get deals done quickly and efficiently. We draw on a firm-wide network of specialists in tax, intellectual property, real estate and executive compensation to help clients find practical, innovative solutions to their problems.

Corporate Governance

In addition to our transactional work, we have a group of partners who advise our public company clients on a broad range of topics such as shareholder activism, insider trading, fiduciary duties, and shareholder litigation. This group is comprised of members of both our corporate and litigation departments and across all of our U.S. offices. They provide our clients with cutting edge and practical advice on the issues facing public companies today. We provide our clients with  informed, practical advice on the shifting trends in corporate governance.