Mergers and Acquisitions Attorneys

San Diego Mergers and Acquisitions Attorneys - Experienced, Proven

Are you searching for experienced, proven mergers and acquisitions attorneys in San Diego and Southern California?  The Watkins Firm has more than 40 years of successful experience in M & A work.  How will that experience translate to your proposed transaction?

Harvard Business Review Notes The Vast Majority of Mergers and Acquisitions Fail (70% to 90%)

The Harvard Business Review recently noted that “between 70 and 90 percent of acquisitions fail.”  Dan Watkins of the Watkins Firm seemed shocked by this study.  “The vast majority of the mergers and acquisitions we’ve been a part of are very successful.”  What’s the difference? How can the San Diego mergers and acquisitions attorneys at the Watkins Firm contribute to a successful merger or acquisition in your case?

The primary reasons for failure according to recent studies are the failure to successfully integrate the cultures of an acquisition or merger with the acquiring entity, overpayment (valuation substantially exceeded actual value based upon income, market trends, etc.), lack of due diligence and the failure to maintain key employees and customers through the transition.

The Watkins Firm has developed proprietary, proven contracts and checklists based upon hundreds and hundreds of successful M & A transactions over our 40+ years of service.  Our mergers and acquisitions process, agreements and due diligence have been battle tested and proven through hundreds and hundreds of mergers and acquisitions across our four decades of service.

This is why the vast majority of our client’s mergers and acquisitions transactions are successful.

Structuring a merger or acquisition in San Diego is quite legally and financially complex and requires extensive legal skill, experience and due diligence.  Mergers and acquisitions isn’t some fancy term for large corporations and Wall Street transactions.  Most San Diego businesses, LLCs, partnerships, corporations and healthcare businesses will conduct an asset purchase or stock purchase at some point in their business life.  Businesses grow and change.  Opportunities present themselves, and you need to be ready to take quick action in order to seize the initiative.

However, the failure to properly structure an asset purchase contract or a stock purchase agreement can open you and your business up to substantial financial losses, significant contingent liability and lawsuits.

If you intend to acquire the assets of another business or competitor you must ensure the transaction provides clean title for each asset, and that each asset to be purchased is free and clear of any financing, and has not been pledged as collateral or attached by another creditor.  If the asset(s) to be acquired have existing liens or financing the contracts must be carefully crafted to ensure these liabilities are released and you are receiving exactly the asset you wish to acquire, in the condition you are anticipating.

Stock purchase transactions require extensive due diligence.  When purchasing another entity the attorneys at the Watkins Firm will help to ensure all aspects of verification and due diligence are completed and your position in the deal is as protected and secure as possible.  We work to reduce or eliminate future contingent liabilities and facilitate your objectives for the transaction.

The Value of Experienced Mergers and Acquisitions Attorneys in San Diego and Southern California

What is the value of our experienced mergers and acquisitions attorneys in San Diego and Southern California?  Quite simply, in complex business M & A transactions where the national failure rate is more than 75% our success rate is closer to 90%.  The key to this success lies in the details of the documents and due diligence checklists.

Structuring a merger or acquisition in San Diego requires legal skill, due diligence and savvy business instincts which support the atmosphere of “the deal” while protecting your interests and verifying every aspect of the transaction at hand.

The experienced San Diego business attorneys at the Watkins Firm have more than four decades of experience structuring a merger or acquisition in San Diego and across Southern California.  We represent and protect our client’s best interests throughout the transaction.  Our lawyers understand the business nuances associated with these transactions and the importance of fostering and supporting a positive working environment and an attitude of success as it relates to the pending transaction.

We also understand the importance of verifying and managing all of the minute details in these extensive transactions.  We protect our client’s interests while working to successfully achieve their objectives.  A properly structured merger or acquisition can take your business to the next level and beyond.  You can trust the experienced, proven mergers and acquisitions attorneys at the Watkins Firm to guide you through the process while laying the foundation for success during and after the transaction is concluded.

Learn more about the strength the Watkins Firm can and will bring to your side of the equation.

We invite you to review our Podcast Episode 13 – Mergers and Acquisitions as well as the strong recommendations of our clients and contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 for a complimentary consultation today.