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Unparalleled legal counsel

Our team has advised on matters with an aggregate value in the hundreds of billions of dollars.


Our M&A team combines deep legal knowledge, big law experience, and strategic business acumen to guide clients through complex transactions with efficiency and accuracy. Whether you're a growth stage company planning a merger to realize your business’ growth and unlock capital, a multinational corporation eyeing a strategic acquisition, or a financial sponsor looking to acquire or divest a platform or add-on, our attorneys are equipped to guide you through every step.

Full-spectrum M&A Services

Our M&A practice can support you in a wide range of corporate transactions, whether as lead counsel, efficiency counsel, or Delaware counsel to complement your larger deal team. We are experienced at handling every stage of a transaction, from providing pre-transaction strategic advice to conducting thorough due diligence and negotiating and drafting deal documents, including legal opinion letters and ancillary documentation. We also provide ongoing representation to companies in the post-closing phase. 

The M&A team at Morris James is adept at understanding the needs and business of clients in diverse and emerging industries. We have represented companies of all sizes operating in a wide range of industry sectors including energy, manufacturing, aviation, biotech, pharmaceuticals, property management, healthcare, hospitality and food services, and the financial sector. Across these and other industries, we have advised on:

  • Strategic Mergers
  • Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Private Equity
  • Carve-out Sales and Spin-offs
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Strategic Asset Sales
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Distressed Entity/Debtor in Bankruptcy
  • Delaware Alternative Entities
  • Small Business and Start-Ups
  • Regulatory Compliance and Approvals
  • Corporate Governance
  • Management Buyouts
  • Post-acquisition Dispute Resolution
  • Supply Chain and Vendor Contract Review

At Morris James, our lawyers are well-versed at counseling all stakeholders in a transaction, including the purchaser, seller, target, shareholders, debtor, and board of directors or conflict committee.

Why Choose Morris James for Your M&A Needs?

Our M&A attorneys provide exceptional representation tailored to the needs of each client and each transaction at highly competitive rates. With experience representing public and private companies in multijurisdictional transactions ranging from the tens of millions to tens of billions in deal value, we excel at delivering timely and accurate advice that combines meticulous attention to detail with a keen understanding of overall deal structure and strategy. 

Our clients choose us for many reasons. Here are just a few:

Superior Representation at Competitive Rates: In the world of M&A, costs can quickly escalate. Our corporate team offers the experience and skillset typical of a larger law firm without the hefty price tag.

Comprehensive Support: We offer end-to-end M&A services, including due diligence, deal structuring, negotiation, and post-merger integration. We can provide cost-efficient representation for your entire transaction or work with your multijurisdictional team to provide focused Delaware counsel for your legal needs in our state.

Client-Focused Approach: Every client is unique. Our strategies are always tailored to meet each client’s industry and objectives, ensuring compliance with law, maximum value, and a smooth transaction process.

Our M&A attorneys can work with you and your advisory team to construct and execute a strategic, compliant, and value-enhancing framework for your transaction.



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