Merger and Acquisition A merger and acquisition occurs when two companies, usually about the same size, agree to combine forces and go forward as a new, single company rather than remain separately operated and owned. This can be an exciting time for a company, but can also turn into a disaster without a qualified merger acquisition attorney by your side. Regarding your company's merger and acquisition, a merger acquisition attorney can help to properly: Structure Finance Plan Close Transactions There are many different types of merger acquisitions, such as horizontal mergers, conglomeration, product-extension mergers, vertical mergers, and market- extension mergers. No matter what the type of merger acquisition your business may be experiencing, it is important to have a merger acquisition attorney assist with the legal matters regarding a merger acquisition. Ensure that the company being acquired is what was expected. Acquisition attorneys help to develop an employee hiring strategy, review personnel policies, as well as draft any employment contracts that are needed in the new company. Such contracts can include non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, and labor contracts with certified unions. Merger and acquisition attorneys understand that these types of transactions are successful if only they accomplish the seller's and buyer’s strategic business goals and purposes. Merger and acquisition attorneys help many transactions go smoothly and help business owners to meet their goals.