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The Ultimate Merger & Acquisition Checklist

The road to a successful merger and acquisition process, for both sellers and buyers, is arduous and full of bumps, twists and unexpected hazards. It’s all-hands-on-deck for both sides and their legal, HR, marketing/sales, and accounting departments, as well as key...

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M&A: Cash vs. Stock Deals. Which is Better?

It’s been a record-setting year for the mergers and acquisitions market globally.  Through the first nine months of 2018, the total value of these agreed-upon deals is in excess of $3.3 trillion.  That’s a 39 percent increase over 2017 levels according to the...

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Cyber Due Diligence: What Dealmakers Need to Know

During a merger or aquisition, due diligence is a critical stage in understanding the risks and liabilities the target company or new entity may face. Lawyers, accountants, investment bankers and other experts review contracts, financials and countless other documents...

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The Effect of Tax Reform on M&A Deal Structure

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is perhaps the signature legislation of the Trump administration.  For individuals and joint filings, it completely overhauled the tax brackets as well as the amount to be paid.  This is in addition to changes to estate tax deductions,...

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Law Firm M&A is on Record Pace for 2018

While major law firms provide valued counsel to clients during this current wave of corporate mega-mergers, some of these firms face the same issues, as the legal industry is itself experiencing merger mania. According to Altman Weil, Philadelphia-based legal...

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