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.

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Ryan C. Anderson
Associate
(405) 270-6087
Jeremy M. Black
Shareholder
(405) 552-2289
T. Michael Blake
Shareholder
(405) 552-2317
Simon W. Bright
Associate
(405) 270-6082
Matthew K. Brown
Associate
(405) 552-2304
Vickie J. Buchanan
Shareholder, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2331
Emily Wilson Bunting
Shareholder
(405) 552-2312
Eleanor C. Burg
Associate
(405) 270-6058
Kaitlyn Schrick Chaney
Associate
(405) 552-2337
Steven P. Cole
Shareholder
(405) 552-2230
W. Chris Coleman
Shareholder, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2234
Melissa J. Cottle
Associate
(405) 552-2364
C. Bruce Crum
Shareholder
(405) 552-2247
Elizabeth L. Dalton
Shareholder, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2217
Cheryl Vinall Denney
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2295
Wagner R. Dias da Silva
Shareholder
(405) 552-2374
Gregg B. Eichner
Shareholder
(405) 552-2271
J. Barrett Ellis
Shareholder
(405) 552-2326
S. Gregory Frogge
Shareholder
(405) 552-2283
Robert L. Garbrecht
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2254
Bonner J. Gonzalez
Shareholder
(405) 552-2347
Danae V. Grace
Shareholder
(405) 270-6017
Charles Greenough
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader, Industry Group Leader
(918) 574-3005
Spencer W. Haines
Shareholder
(405) 552-2298
Stephen M. Hetrick
Shareholder, Director
(918) 574-3029
Frank D. Hill
Shareholder
(405) 552-2259
Matthew J. Holman
Associate
(918) 574-3050
Sean S. Hunt
Shareholder
(405) 552-2345
Justin Jackson
Shareholder
(405) 552-2240
Richard D. Johnson
Shareholder
(405) 552-2204
Michael E. Joseph
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 235-9621
Andrew M. King
Associate
(918) 574-3081
Barbara Klepper
Associate
(405) 552-2249
H. Cole Marshall
Shareholder
(405) 552-2379
Allison C. McGrew
Associate
(405) 552-2262
Brett P. Merritt
Associate
(405) 552-2384
Isai Molina
Associate
(405) 552-2290
T. Lake Moore V
Associate
(405) 270-6068
Terra Lord Parten
Shareholder
(405) 552-2324
Tracy A. Poole
Of Counsel, Industry Group Leader
(918) 574-3026
Louis J. Price
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2253
James C. Prince
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2309
Dee A. Replogle, Jr.
Shareholder
(405) 552-2261
Philip B. Sears
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2288
Hannah Cline Shoss
Associate
(405) 270-6086
William T. Silvia
Associate
(918) 574-3043
Joshua D. Smith
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2301
N. Martin Stringer
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2284
Jeffrey L. Vogt
Associate
(405) 552-2214