Business Transactions and Finance

Overview
Team

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

McAfee & Taft represents public and private buyers and sellers, target companies, financial advisors and institutions, lenders, and committees of independent directors in merger and acquisition transactions of all sizes, complexity and sophistication. We have broad experience in transactions both domestically and internationally. We frequently advise clients in negotiating the sales and acquisitions of public and private companies, as well as company divisions and major properties; tender offers and the development of defensive strategies for targeted companies; “going private” transactions and leveraged buy-outs; and the development of innovative financing structures for all such transactions.

Our experience in merger and acquisition transactions includes:

  • Stock and asset purchases and sales
  • Tender offers
  • Securities exchange offers
  • Takeover defensive strategies
  • Leveraged acquisitions and recapitalizations
  • Management and leveraged buyouts
  • “Going private” transactions
  • Proxy contests
  • Spin-offs
  • Roll-ups and consolidations
  • Reorganizations and restructurings
  • Recapitalizations
  • Auctions of public and private companies
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances

We also routinely advise directors of their fiduciary duties, the application of the business judgment rule, and other issues relating to their transactional liability.

To achieve the desired legal solutions for our clients, we regularly draw upon the depth of talent and expertise of McAfee & Taft attorneys in other practice areas – such as tax, antitrust, intellectual property, real estate, environmental, labor and employment and employee benefits law – to carefully and proactively address all aspects of a merger, acquisition or divestiture.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Team

Travis J. Adams

Associate

(405) 552-2221

Alexis S. Barnes

Associate

(405) 552-2309

R. Cooper Black

Associate

(405) 552-2223

Jeremy M. Black

Shareholder

(405) 552-2289

T. Michael Blake

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 552-2317

Blaine W. Brewer

Associate

(405) 552-2312

Simon W. Bright

Associate

(405) 270-6082

Matthew K. Brown

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 552-2304

Vickie J. Buchanan

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader, Industry Group Leader

(405) 552-2331

Catherine Anne Cape

Associate

(405) 552-2226

Kaitlyn Schrick Chaney

Shareholder

(405) 552-2337

Robert J. Clougherty

Associate

(918) 574-3021

Steven P. Cole

Shareholder

(405) 552-2230

W. Chris Coleman

Shareholder, Industry Group Leader

(405) 552-2234

C. Bruce Crum

Shareholder

(405) 552-2247

Evan J. Crumpley

Associate

(405) 552-2276

Wagner R. Dias da Silva

Shareholder

(405) 552-2374

Gregg B. Eichner

Shareholder

(405) 552-2271

S. Gregory Frogge

Shareholder

(405) 552-2283

Robert L. Garbrecht

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 552-2254

Lindsey N. Gonzalez

Associate

(405) 552-2211

Bonner J. Gonzalez

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader, Industry Group Leader

(405) 552-2347

Danae V. Grace

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 270-6017

Charles Greenough

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader, Industry Group Leader

(918) 574-3005

Lloyd T. Hardin, Jr.

Of Counsel

(405) 552-2232

Allison Meinders Harvey

Associate

(405) 552-2338

Stephen M. Hetrick

Shareholder, Director

(918) 574-3029

Matthew B. Hickey

Of Counsel

(405) 552-2264

Frank D. Hill

Of Counsel

(405) 552-2259

Justin Jackson

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 552-2240

Richard D. Johnson

Shareholder

(405) 552-2204

H. Cole Marshall

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 552-2379

Elke C. Meeùs

Associate

(405) 552-2298

Isai Molina

Shareholder

(405) 552-2290

Haley J. (Maynard) Nimmo

Associate

(405) 552-2293

Jenny M. Odom

Shareholder

(405) 270-6018

Karlen C. Parsamian

Associate

(405) 270-6025

Terra Lord Parten

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 552-2324

Louis J. Price

Shareholder, General Counsel

(405) 552-2253

Dee A. Replogle, Jr.

Of Counsel

(405) 552-2261

Sam Roberts

Associate

(405) 552-2346

William T. Silvia

Shareholder

(918) 574-3043

Joshua D. Smith

Shareholder, Director, Industry Group Leader

(405) 552-2301

Joel D. Stafford

Of Counsel

(405) 552-2350

N. Martin Stringer

Shareholder

(405) 552-2284

Jeffrey L. Vogt

Shareholder

(405) 552-2214

Riley P. Wren

Associate

(405) 552-2227