Mergers & Acquisitions

Benjamin J. Armour Partner (617) 338-2423 vCard
Hayden S. Baker Partner (212) 660-3040 vCard
Susan M. Barnard Partner (617) 338-2473 vCard
Ron Ben-Bassat Associate (212) 660-5003 vCard
Harvey E. Bines Partner (617) 338-2828 vCard
Christopher Cabot Partner (617) 338-2918 vCard
Joel R. Carpenter Partner (617) 338-2815 vCard
Robert V. Condon III Partner (212) 660-3049 vCard
Darwin L. Conner Partner (212) 660-3045 vCard
William J. Curry Partner (617) 338-2976 vCard
Christopher C. Curtis Partner (617) 338-2839 vCard
Joseph B. Darby III Partner (617) 338-2985 vCard
Michael M. Davis Partner (617) 338-2848 vCard
Paul W. Decker Counsel (617) 338-2478 vCard
Steven P. Eichel Partner (617) 338-2920 vCard
Harry E. Ekblom Jr. Partner (617) 338-2843 vCard
Martin A. Etcheverry Of Counsel (617) 338-2419 vCard
Brian E. Hammell Associate (617) 338-2462 vCard
William C. Hanson Associate (617) 338-2983 vCard
Oded Har-Even Counsel / Managing Director (212) 660-5002 vCard
Jon M. Jenkins Partner (212) 660-3016 vCard
David H. Kaplan Of Counsel (617) 338-2856 vCard
Merrill L. Kramer Of Counsel (202) 775-1224 vCard
Matthew E. Lane Associate (617) 338-2896 vCard
Natalie S. Lederman Associate (212) 660-3039 vCard
William A. Levine Partner (617) 338-2921 vCard
Karen L. Linsley Partner (617) 338-2871 vCard
Andrea Matos Associate (617) 338-2409 vCard
David J. McLaughlin Counsel (617) 338-2833 vCard
Edwin L. Miller Jr. Partner (617) 398-0408 Office/Cell vCard
Jeffrey B. Morlend Associate (617) 338-2818 vCard
David J. Nagle Partner (617) 338-2873 vCard
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Duncan T. O'Brien Partner (617) 338-2949 vCard
Adi Osovsky Associate (617) 338-2453 vCard
Ameek Ashok Ponda Partner (617) 338-2443 vCard
Lewis N. Segall Partner (617) 338-2807 vCard
James R. Silkenat Partner (212) 660-3052 vCard
Douglas S. Stransky Partner (617) 338-2437 vCard
Michael J. Student Counsel (212) 660-3065 vCard
Carol G. Wolff Partner (617) 338-2877 vCard
Peter G. Johannsen Retired Partner (617) 338-2865 vCard

Each year we facilitate M&A transactions worth billions of dollars. Representative transactions range in size from a $1 billion acquisition for a New York Stock Exchange listed company, to a $1 million purchase of a distribution business in the Midwest. Our clients include: large public companies with aggressive acquisition programs; a nationally known buyout firm; foreign enterprises expanding into the U.S.; and technology companies and family-owned businesses seeking liquidity.

Along with advising our clients on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, we also advise our clients on the tax, employment, antitrust, intellectual property and real estate issues that M&A transactions involve. We are known as skillful tax planners and often assist with the tax consequences of employment-related issues in M&A deals, such as terminating and merging qualified plans, providing security for nonqualified retirement benefits and resolving "golden parachute" and similar executive compensation issues that arise in acquisition transactions. Our goal is to provide comprehensive legal advice that enables clients to evaluate, negotiate and successfully close their deals.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented Iron Mountain Incorporated in its $112 million acquisition of Mimosa Systems, Inc., a leader in enterprise-class content archiving solutions
  • Advised American Tower Corporation in the acquisition of over 70 wireless communications towers and related assets
  • Represented Enexis Holding N.V., the largest electric and gas grid operator in the Netherlands, in its de-merger from Essent N.V. In the transaction certain Essent business units were combined under the ownership of Enexis Holding N.V. and spun off to the shareholders of Essent. The de-merger was the result of a Dutch law forcing utilities to separate their generation and transmission businesses
  • Advised Hospitality Properties Trust in its approximately $2.6 billion acquisition of TravelCenters of America, Inc., the largest full-service travel center business in the United States
  • Advised Where Inc., a Boston-based location media company, in its recent acquisition by PayPal, a division of eBay Inc.
  • Represented Emptoris, Inc., a supply and contract management software provider, in its sale by auction to Marlin Equity Partners