Verrill's M&A attorneys bring a high level of sophistication, a broad range of experience, and an appreciation for the practical to each transaction we handle.

Most of the M&A Group’s lawyers joined Verrill after practicing law at larger firms in New York, Boston and other commercial centers. All of our senior attorneys have learned their craft working on highly complex and high-stakes deals. That experience allows us to appropriately staff a deal of any size with the right team, with a lead partner remaining involved for all strategizing and critical decision-making. Our goal is to always stay on time and on budget, while billing at competitive rates. Using an approach that is both pragmatic and results-oriented, Verrill quickly gains a thorough understanding of each client’s business strategy and objectives, applying that knowledge to all phases of a transaction, from drafting an initial letter of intent to due diligence and deal structuring to the negotiation and drafting of the operative acquisition agreements, and finally to post-closing integration and even the sometimes unavoidable post-closing dispute between parties.

In addition to publicly held and privately owned buyers and sellers of businesses, we also counsel a variety of other players in the deal-making community, including investment banks and financial advisors as well as sources of private capital and debt financing. We have direct experience in handling transactions across an extraordinarily broad range of industries, for clients from every practice group within the firm.

In recent years, our M&A group has handled countless numbers of the following types of transactions:

  • Mergers
  • Stock acquisitions
  • Asset acquisitions
  • Domestic and cross-border transactions
  • Sales and restructurings of distressed businesses
  • Sales and recapitalizations of family businesses
  • Mergers involving health care organizations and other nonprofits
  • Going private transactions
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Spinoffs
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Takeover contests and proxy fights
  • Licensing of material assets or rights

For a list of representative M&A transactions handled by Verrill, please click here.

Verrill's M&A counsel includes input and advice from firm lawyers in diverse practice areas such as Employment & Labor, Intellectual Property, Executive Compensation & Benefits, Antitrust, Environmental, Governmental Regulation, Real Estate, Finance, Taxation, and Trial & Litigation. Deal teams are truly interdisciplinary and highly collaborative. We also utilize legal project management tools and techniques to help us manage deals efficiently and effectively. In each case, the team’s objective is to provide high-value advice that is on point, responsive, cost-effective, and helpful to our clients in identifying and managing risk.

As an active member of World Services Group, a network of over 19,000 professionals in more than 145 countries around the world, Verrill is able to draw upon the advice of those professionals as needed. WSG’s multidisciplinary membership provides us with ready access not just to lawyers but also to local, qualified accountants and investment bankers throughout the world.