• Opportunity: Our new client had a business model to acquire small companies that had relatively inexperienced owners who were frustrated by prior counsel’s complex acquisition agreement. Coming to agreeable terms and closing the transactions took too long and cost too much, yet our client still needed full documentation and protection.
  • Solution: Our lawyers met with the client to assess the risks and liabilities if purchases were completed using shorter contracts with much-simplified language.  Equally important, we took an early role in the acquisition process to identify and prevent potential problems and offer practical solutions in ways that both the buyer and seller could understand and accept.
  • Result: Through this process our client grew – in 20 years – from a small company to become a nationally recognized leader in its field, through more than 180 acquisitions, a public offering and successful exit strategy for the owners.