Practices
Corporate and M&A Transactions

AQI represents clients in joint ventures from the planning stages through implementation, always with an eye towards creating effective, practical structures to achieve optimum results. Our deep knowledge of M&A transactions and access to the latest market trends provide our clients with a strategic advantage in a competitive and complex environment.

AQI regularly advises companies and their boards on making acquisitions, merging, being acquired or fending off hostile takeovers. AQI lawyers bring an understanding and appreciation for its clients business needs to every deal, and the firm measures its success on our ability to meet and exceed those needs. Our M&A team draws on the full resources of the firm as needed in a given transaction, coordinating efforts with our leading corporate and finance lawyers

AQI corporate team helps clients achieve their goals in the entire range of corporate and general business law matters. We advise on corporate finance and capital markets transactions, including initial and other public offerings and private placements, leveraged finance transactions and debt restructurings; domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. Our clients include national and multinational corporations, financial sponsors, investment companies, and investment banking firms.

We also have extensive experience handling international business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing agreements, distributorship and sales agency arrangements, and cross-border secured- financings.

We have been involved in all aspects of leveraged buyouts, from acquisitions by financial buyers to management-led buyouts, and are adept at handling the acquisition and financing of public and non public companies of all sizes. We have advised companies, management, and financial sponsors in numerous going-private transactions, employee stock ownership plan acquisition transactions, friendly and hostile takeovers, making of acquisitions offers, responding to acquisitions offers, restructuring and workouts.

Our merger and acquisition capabilities include: structuring transactions, negotiating and drafting letters of intent, preparing stock and asset purchase and mergers agreements, advising boards on fiduciary duties and preparing regulatory fillings including banking.

We understand that no two business and no two transactions are alike. While taking advantage of proven methodologies to streamline the M&A process, we emphasize a client-specific and goal-driven approach. We draw on the firm's extensive resources to quickly assemble legal teams that include lawyers with the skills and experience necessary to complete complex transactions.

AQI lawyers represent clients in many kinds of business transactions, ranging from simple, routine financings to complex ventures. We work with clients at every stage - arranging money for startups; negotiating mergers, joint ventures, and acquisitions; and arranging alliances. We advise in all areas of corporate, securities & finance transactions, litigation and counseling, representing issuers, underwriters, and investors.

We have been structuring and negotiating transactions for public and private corporations. Our comprehensive understanding of and experience in a wide range of industries enables us to develop comprehensive strategies to successfully complete each transaction of our clients.