We received our training in the mergers and acquisitions area while at large law firms such as Greenberg Traurig and Morgan Lewis & Bockius, where the work was focused on buy-side representation of public companies, private equity companies and privately-held strategic buyers. West PLC continues to represent public companies and private equity companies on the buy side, but we have had numerous sell-side engagements, including:

  • sale of a leading, national real estate investment banking firm as co-counsel to the firm sold
  • sale of a homebuilder to a commercial bank financed leveraged ESOP as counsel to the homebuilder
  • acquisition of a prominent Quebec funeral home and cemetery business by a Toronto private equity-backed U.S. investor / senior executive, as counsel to the investor / senior executive
  • merger of an asset-based lender into a subsidiary of the bank that provided warehouse financing for the lender, as counsel for the co-founder and CEO