Our clients say Day Pitney’s Mergers and Acquisitions team is “unmatched in their dedication and responsiveness” and have told Chambers USA that we pride ourselves on maintaining “a deep understanding of their business.” We serve as counsel on all aspects of middle-market transactions. We advise targets, acquirers and investment banks in both the fast-paced public company mergers and acquisitions practice and the more laborious private M&A that includes the often hotly disputed working capital adjustment and indemnification caps. As one example in the public M&A field, in 2014, we received top rankings in SNL Financial League Tables for Bank & Thrift Legal Advisers. The firm was ranked seventh by deal value – completing deals worth more than $1.1 billion.
The M&A team has handled significant and multiple transactions in the energy, banking, investment adviser, manufacturing, and technology sectors throughout the United States and abroad.
We have depth and sophistication in the intricacies of the nondisclosure agreement that precedes a deal, the exclusivity agreement that may start the clock ticking and halt interlopers, and the merger or asset sale agreement that leads to a closing.
The M&A team includes attorneys with specialized expertise in SEC compliance, energy law, financial institution regulation, corporate governance in business transactions, tax, labor, ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation. In addition, we work with our colleagues who focus on real estate, environmental, intellectual property, bankruptcy and antitrust law. We also work with our litigation attorneys to defend clients from plaintiffs’ attorneys who bring shareholder class actions following more than 90 percent of the public company mergers and some private company sales. We also act as counsel for many private companies in acquiring other companies and in selling themselves or their assets. Day Pitney’s transactional group also includes a team of lawyers who practice in the area of joint ventures and strategic alliances in their various forms.
Our experience provides clients with a number of advantages:
Our antitrust lawyers provide national and international clients with preventive counseling, representation in private litigation, and crucial guidance during federal and state government investigations and enforcement actions. With our help, clients have successfully defended civil actions alleging a broad array of antitrust and trade regulation violations, including price fixing, monopolization, group boycotts, tying arrangements, mergers and joint ventures, price discrimination and violations of state unfair trade practices acts.
As a firm with national practices in the areas of energy law and institutional investing, Day Pitney has wide-ranging experience in infrastructure development and investment. Our extensive experience in the area includes representation of developers, contractors, power purchasers, equity investors and lenders. We have been involved with projects utilizing a wide variety of energy production technologies, from the more traditional fossil fuel projects to hydroelectric, wood, coal, nuclear, solar, solid waste, geothermal and wind-powered facilities, as well as with a variety of water treatment and distribution facilities. These projects are located throughout the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, and around the globe, including Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Lawyers at Day Pitney assist foreign, multinational and domestic clients in a broad range of cross-border commercial endeavors, as well as finance and investment transactions, locally, across the United States, and around the world. We routinely advise clients with respect to areas of the law specific to the cross-border activity, including extraterritorial aspects of U.S. income taxation and intellectual property rights. A core service we provide is assisting in structuring inbound and outbound business and financial relationships.
Clients rely on us for advice on the tax aspects of their businesses and personal affairs. Our tax clients include Fortune 500 companies, large private companies, real estate companies, startup ventures and individuals. The firm’s Tax lawyers counsel clients in virtually every area of tax law likely to be encountered in their pursuit of business or personal objectives. In doing so, we work closely with lawyers in other practice groups of the firm, including Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Commercial Real Estate and Development Transactions, Individual Clients, and Private Equity and Venture Capital and Investment Management and Private Funds. For example, our experience with domestic and international private investment funds includes advice on all tax issues relating to creation of new funds, structure of investment entities, acquisitions, restructuring of existing funds, investment activities and exit strategies.