Mergers & Acquisitions

After positions with the SEC and a major Cleveland business law firm, senior business lawyer Joseph Carney established the law offices of Joseph D. Carney & Associates, LLC.,to provide the personal service, cost-effective solutions, and consistent results larger firms cannot afford to offer. Sweeping aside the bureaucracy, overhead, and multi-layered redundancy of the giant firms, Joe has developed a business organization and transactions practice with a nationwide and international reputation.

As a component of our business organization practice, we offer comprehensive planning, advice, and litigation services associated with business mergers and acquisitions, both in Ohio and across the country:

  • Acquisition and divestiture of stock and assets and other transactions, including assets for cash and assets for stock
  • Purchasing businesses or selling businesses
  • Negotiation and drafting of purchase agreements
  • Choice of entity and corporate formation
  • Tender & exchange offers
  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • Reorganization, reincorporation, and restructuring
  • Sell-side representation (sale planning, preparation for buyer due diligence)
  • Buy-side representation
  • Reporting and regulatory compliance
  • Contract compliance and litigation
  • Assignment and handling of contracts, transfers, and amendments
  • Confidentiality and non-circumvention agreements
  • Creation of divisions or subsidiaries
  • Sales of business assets, including real estate and division into subsidiaries
  • Closing coordination
  • Multi-state / international investments

Joseph D. Carney & Associates, LLC. provides ongoing representation throughout the life span of your business with affordable hourly, retainer, or blended fee arrangements. We provide the effectiveness of full-time corporate counsel capable of reacting and responding quickly to changing business environments without the cost. Our background in business organizations and our transactional experience allow us to apply an established and successful protocol for meticulous research methods. This leads to forecasting that can identify and correct potential disputes before they evolve into costly litigation.

Complimentary Initial Consultation

Your main focus should always be running your business, not dealing with time-consuming legal issues outside your expertise. Please review our qualifications, consider our experience and contact an Ohio business law attorney from Joseph D. Carney & Associates, LLC. today for a complimentary consultation regarding the progressive corporate counsel we offer.

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