Mergers and Acquisitions

Perkins Thompson’s Business Law Group specialty practice in Mergers and Acquisitions assists both existing and new clients with all aspects of business acquisitions and sales, including mergers, stock and asset purchases and dispositions, and transfers of stock interests. We possess the depth, experience, legal expertise, and business acumen necessary to manage M&A transactions from the initial planning stages to the closing. We are also actively involved in issues regarding post-closing integration.


We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver world class results at reasonable costs, from initial advice on deal structure, confidentiality agreements, and letters of intent, to negotiation of the definitive agreement, employment and non-competition agreements, environmental escrows, and indemnity limitations. With respect to specific advice in areas such as antitrust, energy, securities, intellectual property, tax, labor, employment, real estate, and environmental compliance, our M&A practice group employs a multidisciplinary approach tailored to fit the unique needs of each M&A transaction calling on the services of our other firm disciplinary groups when particular subject matter expertise is warranted. Our responsiveness is without peer, and we stand ready to assist the firm’s clients with M&A transactions of all sizes.


Some of the recent M&A transactions we have handled include representation of the acquirers of a forest products mill in northern Maine; the sale of a regional hotel and transfer of its franchise agreement; acquisition of a controlling interest in a marine terminal; sale of a regional operating division of an international energy services provider; cashout of a minority shareholder in a successful mortgage services company; multi-site convenience retail asset acquisitions; sale of a family-owned multi-site retail business with retention and lease of real estate to the purchaser; and service as local counsel on labor, real estate, and environmental issues in the purchase of a Maine-based manufacturing facility.