Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

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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.

Alexis S. Barnes
(405) 552-2309
Jeremy M. Black
(405) 552-2289
T. Michael Blake
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2317
Blaine W. Brewer
(405) 552-2312
Simon W. Bright
(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
Kaitlyn Schrick Chaney
(405) 552-2337
Robert J. Clougherty
(918) 574-3021
Steven P. Cole
(405) 552-2230
W. Chris Coleman
Shareholder, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2234
C. Bruce Crum
(405) 552-2247
Evan J. Crumpley
(405) 552-2276
Elizabeth L. Dalton
Of Counsel, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2217
Wagner R. Dias da Silva
(405) 552-2374
Gregg B. Eichner
(405) 552-2271
S. Gregory Frogge
(405) 552-2283
Robert L. Garbrecht
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2254
Bonner J. Gonzalez
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2347
Danae V. Grace
(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
(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
Sean S. Hunt
(405) 552-2345
Justin Jackson
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2240
Richard D. Johnson
(405) 552-2204
Michael E. Joseph
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2267
H. Cole Marshall
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2379
Elke C. Meeùs
(405) 552-2298
Isai Molina
(405) 552-2290
Haley J. (Maynard) Nimmo
(405) 552-2293
Jenny M. Odom
(405) 270-6018
Karlen C. Parsamian
(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
(405) 552-2346
William T. Silvia
(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
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2284
Jeffrey L. Vogt
(405) 552-2214
Emily Z. Xiao
(405) 552-2296