Mergers & Acquisitions

When buying/selling a small business, even the smallest mistakes can lead to legal and financial problems down the road. I know how to avoid these problems and help build a secure future while avoiding common pitfalls made by parties without experienced representation. Seek the help of an affordable, trusted partner so you can have peace of mind after leaving the closing table.

What I Bring

to the table
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  • Over fourteen years of working with companies in the lower middle market closing M&A transactions.
  • Breach of contract litigation experience. I know how to maximize protection in the event of litigation post-transaction.
  • Solid experience in seller-financed, bank-financed and SBA-financed transactions
  • Extensive professional contacts in that can provide value-added services like accounting, business valuation, commercial real estate and tax advice
  • In addition to being a lawyer, I am also an entrepreneur. As a result, I understand the day-to-day issues that you face and can work to mitigate your legal exposure while you focus on the operations of the business.
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What sets me

apart

Deep Understanding of Business

I've worked for large corporations both as an attorney and independent of practicing law. I spend significant time understanding the non-legal parts of the business including the strengths, weaknesses and threats that may need to be uniquely addressed in the purchase agreement.

Part of Your Negotiation Team

M&A in the lower middle market often involves founder-owned businesses that require more than the right numbers to successfully close a transaction. I serve in an advisory capacity all the way to close, addressing the human element of each deal and looking for the “deal killers” that many attorneys may otherwise miss.

Mastery of Systems and Processes

Based on my understanding of your business, I create human-based systems that anticipate how real people will react in a variety of worst-case scenarios. The tailored systems and processes will help protect and safeguard your business interests for the long-term.

"Chris handled two corporate mergers for me over a two year period. I was, and continue to be, absolutely satisfied in him representing my interests when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. Nothing escapes his attention to detail."

Erik Rayburn

Owner and CEO | Enstart, Inc.

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I am Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor by the AM&AA, one of only twenty attorneys in the nation to achieve this.

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My Of Counsel relationship with Longman & Van Grack provides the resources for me to handle deals of any size.

Let's Get Started

I look forward to speaking with you about your M&A legal needs. Click "Get In Touch" to schedule a free consultation with me.