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Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) in Houston, TX

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Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law represents buyers, sellers, investors, and lenders in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Whether you are at the initial stages or you are further along in the process and require legal counsel, our firm is well-prepared to represent your interests and provide you with strategic guidance. Our Houston securities lawyer has over 15 years of experience assisting local, national, and international companies in executing complex business transactions. Contact our legal team online to arrange a consultation. Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law is dedicated to providing clients with transparent legal fees.

Trusted Resource for Business Acquisitions

Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law manages all aspects of acquisitions for business clients. From developing the criteria of an acquisition and due diligence to structuring a proposal, drafting the purchase agreement, and identifying funding options, the firm's attorney works closely with all relevant parties to ensure an efficient and accurate ownership transition.

The Difference Between Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a term used to describe the combination and consolidation of assets or companies through various types of financial transactions, including acquisitions, management acquisitions, consolidations, tender offers, mergers, or purchase of assets. The term M&A also refers to financial institutions desks that deal with this type of activity.

An acquisition is when one company takes over another entity and establishes itself as the new owner. This affects the stocks of the companies since the targeted company technically ceases to exist at this point and their stocks can no longer be traded, while the buyer absorbs the company and stocks continue to be traded.

A merger varies slightly since it describes two entities that are about the same size coming together to join forces and form a single new entity. This is known as a “merger of equals”. In regards to the stock market, both companies stocks will cease to exist, and the new company formed will have its own stock issued in their place.

It’s a roll of the dice if mergers or acquisitions will greatly benefit the newly formed companies or tank their reputations miserably. Our team can assist you in your decision of merging or acquiring a new company as yours and let you know of all the legalities of each decision.

Comprehensive Legal Services for Business Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers are complex business transactions that require the attention of an experienced securities lawyer. Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law is well-versed in managing small- to medium-sized private and public mergers.

Clients typically approach us to expand their businesses through the following types of mergers and acquisitions:

  • Reverse mergers
  • Public to private mergers
  • Buyouts of private companies
  • Hostile takeovers of public companies
  • Small business mergers
  • Publicly traded mergers
  • Stock purchases and asset purchases

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With reasonable and transparent legal fees, Spanish speaking services, and confidential consultations, you can be confident knowing that the team at Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law is fully committed to helping you and your business with whatever legal issues you are facing.

To learn more about the firm's approach to your particular business goals, contact Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law or call (888) 252-8277 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable Houston M&A attorney.

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    “R.Sam is very knowledgeable in Securities Law. Reliable adviser in deal structuring. Accessible and accommodating to clients.”


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    “Samuel Whitley was extremely knowledgeable and competent about securities law and business in general. In preparing the fund documents, Sam offered helpful perspective and recommendations on related details based on his previous experience. Also, he was quite timely and responsive in his work, answering questions typically within a day or a few days of being asked. In addition, I had some unique circumstances to address and I found Sam to be creative in helping solve problems and in creating solutions. I had originally decided to work with him due to his experience in securities law. After working with him, I saw the direct benefit his experience provided for the work he accomplished for me. I'm glad I decided to work with Sam for these activities, and given another opportunity I would definitely choose again to work with Mr. Whitley.”


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    “Sam is a well educated attorney that specializes in corporate law, merger/acquisitions and SEC compliance. I have worked under his legal supervision since 2007 and continue to do so today. Sam is not only a fine attorney but considered by many, as a man of high integrity and character. I strongly recommend Sam Whitley if you are looking for legal counsel.”


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    “I really appreciate the legal services Mr Whitley rendered for my company Divergent Capital Partners LLC to buy and hold commercial real estate. The Whitley law firm has giving me advice on how to raise Capital for my company. I always get a quick response regarding my questions and legal concerns. I've been a client with the Whitley law firm for almost two years and my expectations are always full filled and exceeded. I highly recommend the Whitley law firm for business needs.”

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