Mergers and Acquisitions

Robinson+Cole lawyers assist public and private companies with the full range of corporate merger and acquisition transactions. Our clients include companies of all sizes, from technology startups to multinational corporations. We have experience assisting companies from various industries, such as manufacturing, construction, technology, and software. A significant part of our work involves cross-border transactions. We know how to accommodate simple transactions as well as those that require a significant degree of subject matter experience. We regularly work with clients with diverse needs and budgets.

Our Services 

Our lawyers assist with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, and going private. We collaborate closely with others in the firm to provide an integrated and customized response. According to our client's legal needs, we may draw on the firm's experience in tax; real estate; title and lease review; environmental due diligence; remediation; regulatory compliance; employee benefits, including qualified plans, severance plans, and post-retirement obligations; intellectual property and technology due diligence; licensing; assignments; security interests; and supply, distribution, and manufacturing contracts.

Antitrust and trade regulation compliance counseling is an important component of our mergers and acquisitions practice. We provide advice with respect to U.S. and foreign competition, notification, and review requirements, as well as pre-transaction information flow and strategic approaches to government concerns and responses.

We work with general counsel and in-house legal teams in flexible, shared-responsibility arrangements. Often, we are part of a transaction team working with one or more of a client's specialty and foreign law firms in areas such as antitrust, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and tax. 

Our Team

Our team includes lawyers with decades of experience handling complex mergers and acquisitions, and we have handled hundreds of these transactions. Our lawyers have been recognized in the areas of corporate and mergers and acquisition law by Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Law Firms , Super Lawyers ® (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.), and The Legal 500 United States.  
 

    • Experience
      • A sample of our work includes the following transactions

      BankwellCombineNetCompueShareEDAC - GreenbriarEvol - Boulder BrandsMade EventMonoidics Mergers and Acquisitions 2013NetIdeasNielsen - BowkersNielsen - OnexVillage MarketWalker Digital
    • News
      • August 20, 2020

        61 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

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      • November 1, 2019

        Robinson+Cole Receives 33 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Four National Rankings in Latest U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

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      • August 15, 2019

        57 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

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      • November 1, 2018

        Robinson+Cole Receives 36 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Four National Rankings in Latest U.S. News – “Best Law Firms” Survey

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      • May 8, 2018

        Chambers USA Recognizes Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Practice Groups

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      • November 1, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Receives 37 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and 3 National Rankings in Latest U.S. News – Best Law Firms Survey

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      • August 15, 2017

        Fifty-Nine Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

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      • July 25, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Involved in Award Winning International M&A Deal

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      • May 26, 2017

        Chambers USA Recognizes Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Practice Groups

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      • November 29, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Recognized for Work on “Deals of the Year”

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      • November 1, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and 3 National Rankings in Latest U.S. News – Best Law Firms Survey

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      • October 10, 2016

        Eric Kogan Moderates Knowledge Network Panel

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      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • July 20, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Earns Legal 500 US Ranking

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      • May 27, 2016

        Chambers USA Recognizes Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Practice Groups

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      • February 23, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Appointed to National Conference for Community and Justice Board of Directors

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • May 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Earns Six Practice Area Rankings in Chambers USA 2015

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      • July 14, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Earns Legal 500 US Ranking

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      • July 2, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Wins ACG New York Champion’s Award

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      • June 5, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Finalist for the 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Award

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      • March 26, 2014

        Michael Wirvin Elected to Robinson & Cole’s Managing Committee

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      • November 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Three National Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 21, 2013

        Super Lawyers® Names 61 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2013 List

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 1, 2013

        Legal 500 Ranks Robinson & Cole for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts

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      • June 10, 2013

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Five Practices, Names 17 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

      • November 21, 2012

        Eric Dale Featured in Venture Capital Journal

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      • November 7, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives 32 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Four National Rankings in U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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      • August 28, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • July 6, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Listed in The Legal 500

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      • June 7, 2012

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Five Practices, Names 16 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

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      • January 23, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Selected as a Finalist in M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Awards

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      • December 9, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Boosts Business Incubator in Stamford

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      • October 12, 2011

        “What You Wish You Knew Before Selling Your Business” Prepares Business Owners for the Big Exit Event

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      • August 31, 2011

        Reflexite Combines with ORAFOL to Create Leading Global Reflective Materials, Graphic Products, and Industrial Tapes Group

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      • May 13, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Welcomes Partner Joseph B. White

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      • October 28, 2010

        Public Finance Attorney Elected to Hill-Stead Museum Board

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      • September 17, 2010

        Robinson & Cole LLP Receives Most Connecticut First-Tier Rankings in Inaugural U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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    • Publications + Presentations
    • "Contracts 101: Drafting and Negotiating Tips and Strategies," co-presented by Adam Anderson, Alaine C. Doolan and Nathaniel T. Arden, went over the basics in contract negotiation and other tips in Hartford, CT (4/24/2019)

      "Robinson+Cole Deal Report Q4 2015" (1/31/16)

      "2015 Q3 Business Transactions Deal Report" (11/3/2015)

      "2015 Q2 Business Transactions Deal Report" (7/31/2015)

      "2015 Q1 Business Transactions Deal Report" (5/13/2015)

      "2014 Q4 Business Transactions Deal Report" (Feb 2015)

      "2014 Q2 Business Transactions Deal Report" (9/15/2014)

      "2014 Q1 Business Transactions Deal Report" (5/22/2014)

      "2013 Q4 Business Transactions Deal Report" (02/27/2014)

      "2013 Q3 Business Transactions Deal Report" (12/04/2013)

      "2013 Q2 Business Transactions Deal Report" (10/04/2013)

      "2013 Q1 Business Transactions Deal Report" (06/12/2013)

      "2012 Q4 Business Transactions Deal Report" (02/27/2013)

      "2012 Q3 Business Transactions Deal Report" (11/08/2012)

      "2012 Q2 Business Transactions Deal Report" (08/21/2012)

      "2012 Q1 Business Transactions Deal Report" (06/15/2012)

      "2011 Q4 Business Transactions Deal Report" (03/30/2012)

      "CT's U.S. Attorney Announces Initiative against Financial Crimes" (02/28/2012)

      "Is Your Mobile Device Communications Policy Up-to-Date?" (01/09/2012)

      "2011 Q2 Business Transactions Deal Report" (12/23/2011)

      "SEC's Proxy Access Rule Vacated; Shareholder Proposals Regarding Proxy Access Permitted" (12/8/2011)

      "2011 Q3 Business Transactions Deal Report" (11/22/2011)

      "Advertising Law: NAD issues guidance for Facebook “like-gated” campaigns" (11/15/2011)

      "Join the Club? Guidelines to Avoid Litigation in the LBO Bidding Process" (11/04/2011)

      "What You Wish You Knew before You Sold Your Business," at Selling Your Business – A Case Study from Multiple Perspectives, presented by Eric J. Dale (10/6/2011)

      "Supreme Court Heightens the Standard for Class Certification in Wal-Mart v. Dukes" (06/24/2011)

      "Can Connecticut's Economic Nexus Rule Withstand Judicial Challenge?" (11/11/2010)

      "FTC and DOJ Issue Revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines" (10/18/2010)

      "SEC Issues New Pay-To-Play Regulations on Investment Advisers" (07/20/2010)

      "Preferred Stockholders v. Common Stockholders: Who's Really the Preferred Stockholder?" authored by Eric M. Kogan (07/07/2010)

      "Letters of Credit - How a Seller Can Ensure Payment Even in a Bad Economy" (04/01/2009)

      "The Art & Science of Buying & Selling an Oilheat Business," at the 2003 New England Fuel Institute Convention, co-presented by John B. Lynch Jr. and Gray, Gray & Gray LLP (2003)

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