Morrison & Foerster has a leading global Mergers & Acquisitions practice. The depth and breadth of the practice reflects the dynamic nature of our clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, private equity sponsors, investment banks and privately-held companies.
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Our M&A lawyers work as an integrated team with experts in key areas such as intellectual property, antitrust, litigation, tax, labor and benefits, finance and bankruptcy, real estate, environmental, and securities. Our internal approach is highly collaborative.
Clients rate our services with commentary such as "intensely dedicated to achieving the client's objectives" and "highly creative problem solvers" -- in short we know how to get deals done.
We also work closely with our clients to achieve practical resolution of the many issues -- both expected and unexpected -- arising in M&A transactions. We create solutions to resolve issues, close transactions and help the combined companies prepare for post closing operations.
We have one of the world's preeminent intellectual property practices. This expertise is a critical discipline that we bring to our M&A practice. Our intellectual property experience covers virtually every aspect of intellectual property including patents, copyright, trademark, trade secrets, licensing, litigation and counseling.
Our M&A experience reflects our focus on cross border transactions. As a leading global law firm, we are truly international in many aspects -- from our client base to the people who work here. A large number of our lawyers have spent substantial time overseas. Where needed, we seamlessly staff M&A projects both in the U.S. and from our offices in Asia and Europe. Many of our M&A lawyers are multi-lingual.
Some of the industry areas where we have deep transactional experience include technology and Internet, life sciences, media, consumer and branded products, energy, clean technology, renewable energy, financial services and financial institutions, telecommunications, and retailing and leisure.
A representative list of some areas of our M&A expertise includes:
Some clients we have represented in M&A projects include Boyd Gaming Corporation, DaVita, Fujitsu, GLP, Hitachi, McKesson, ON Semiconductor, Renesas, Restoration Hardware, SoftBank, Sprint, TDK, Toshiba, Visa, and VMware.
Law360 2016 M&A Practice Group of the Year
The Deal Awards 2018Technology and Telecom Law Firm of the Year
Chambers Global 2018 - Corporate/M&A Asia-Pacific Region Germany International Firms: China International Firms: Japan International Firms: Singapore Desk Based Abroad: Israel Desk Based Abroad: India United States
Chambers Asia-Pacific - 2018 - Corporate/M&A Asia-Pacific Region International Firms: China International Firms: Japan International Firms: Singapore
Chambers Europe - 2018 - Corporate/M&A Mid-Market: Germany
Chambers USA 2019 - Corporate/M&ADistrict of Columbia (“Recognized Practitioner”)Nationwide ("Elite") New York ("Highly Regarded") Northern CaliforniaCalifornia: Deals in Asia Northern Virginia
IFLR1000 2018China M&A: Foreign Firms Hong Kong M&A Japan M&A: Foreign Firms Japan M&A: Local Firms Singapore M&A: Foreign Firms United States M&A
Legal500 2018 M&A: U.S. Large Deals ($1bn+)Corporate/M&A: International Firms & JVs– Japan Corporate/M&A: Foreign Firms – China Corporate (Including M&A): Hong Kong Corporate/M&A: Foreign Firms – Singapore
Corporate Board Member 2018 America’s Best Corporate Law Firms
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2018 Corporate Law/M&A National: Tier 1
Asian Legal Business 2018 International Deal Firm of the YearDeal of the Year for Toshiba’s Sale of Toshiba Memory Corporation M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) for Toshiba’s Sale of Toshiba Memory Corporation
MergerMarket's Japan M&A Awards International M&A Legal Adviser of the Year Outbound M&A Legal Adviser of the Year Technology, Media & Telecom M&A Legal Adviser of the Year
M+A 2018 Annual Review
M&A Leaders Survey
Ranked as an “elite” firm in Corporate/M&A Nationwide by Chambers USA 2019
Named a 2016 “M&A Practice Group of the Year”
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