Mr. Hemler currently serves as in-house counsel for The Dow Chemical Company in... more
Mr. Hemler currently serves as in-house counsel for The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan, where he specializes in human resources and employment law matters, health and welfare benefit plans, tax-qualified retirement plans, and employee-related issues arising in the context of corporate transactions. Prior to joining Dow, Mr. Hemler served as an attorney at Shearman & Sterling LLP in N... view profile
Mergers / acquisitions lawyers help businesses buy other companies, or merge with them to become a single company. For example, America Online and Time Warner merged in 2000 to form AOL Time Warner. There are many reasons companies merge–for example, corporate strategy and finance, economies of scale, increased revenue or market share, and cross-selling opportunities. Mergers and acquisitions attorneys understand business law, are often trained negotiators, and will be able to draft detailed agreements describing the new relationship.