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Mergers & Acquisitions

Stites & Harbison's mergers and acquisitions attorneys regularly represent acquirers, targets, financial advisors and other parties in transactions ranging from small, privately negotiated transfers of shares or assets to acquisitions involving public companies. Members of our M&A team have represented clients in a broad range of matters relating to:

  • Public and private stock and asset acquisitions and sales
  • Negotiated mergers
  • "Rollups" involving multiple parties
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Recapitalizations
  • Management buyouts
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of private equity portfolio companies
  • Takeover defenses
  • Transactions involving the purchase or disposition of assets by ESOPs
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances

We regularly represent and advise:

  • Strategic and financial buyers
  • Independent business sellers
  • Private equity groups
  • Management groups and equity rollover participants in management buyouts and other public to private transactions
  • Target company boards of directors
  • Portfolio companies of investment funds, in the negotiation of the investment transactions and in post-investment corporate governance and commercial matters

Because we are a full service firm, our M&A team has the support of a broad range of experience from lawyers in our other practice areas, including antitrust, tax, finance and capital markets, intellectual property, bankruptcy, executive employment and compensation, general employment, employee benefits and ERISA, real estate, environmental, natural resources, healthcare, administrative law and litigation and dispute resolution.

Our diverse M&A practice offers our clients a broad range of industry experience, including healthcare, manufacturing, energy and natural resources, banking and financial services, technology and telecommunications.

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Bill Joseph recognized in Georgia Trend's 2019 Legal Elite

ATLANTA—Georgia Trend magazine has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney William M. (Bill) Joseph as one of its 2019 Legal Elite. This is the sixth time Joseph has earned the Legal Elite honor.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 09, 2019
Client Alerts

Time to Consider Investments in Operating Businesses in Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are depicted as transformative tools created to stimulate employment and achieve economic growth in distressed low-income communities. Like a public-private partnership, eligible taxpayers are entitled to significant tax incentives in exchange for investing unrealized capital gains in Opportunity Zones.

by James C. Seiffert, and Jameson M. Seiffert November 25, 2019
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Brian Cromer elected to Kentucky Chamber Board of Directors

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian Cromer to its Board of Directors.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 28, 2019
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Chambers USA 2019 Honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 16 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2019 guide.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2019
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Stites & Harbison Welcomes Bill Joseph to the Atlanta office

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney William M. Joseph (Bill) to the Atlanta office.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC April 24, 2019
Events

Global Executive Forum: Foreign Trade Zones, Optimizing Savings and Operations

Date: 4/18/19
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207

Jim Seiffert will be part of a panel discussing the impact on trade and economic development in within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

James C. Seiffert April 09, 2019
Client Alerts

Structuring a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund—What You Need to Know

Since the enactment of the Opportunity Zone program over a year ago, the focus has been on gaining a better understanding of the workings of the program and its various applications. While the education curve has been demanding, it has not deterred taxpayers from taking advantage of the program.

by James C. Seiffert February 18, 2019