I have been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 1984. During that time... more
I have been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 1984. During that time I have acquired extensive experience in the areas of business law (forming corporations, s-corporations, and limited liability companies as well as preparing shareholder agreements and operating agreements), mergers and acquisitions of companies, business litigation, real property law (such as commercial closing... view profile
Lead attorney James R. Forrest began his career in Atlanta, Georgia working for one... more
Lead attorney James R. Forrest began his career in Atlanta, Georgia working for one of the largest corporate law firms in the world. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Forrest practiced with Moore Van Allen, PLLC, one of the premier law firms in the Southeast. Mr. Forrest routinely works with companies to manage legal budgets, develop executive-level risk-management strategies, and form and manage key par... 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.