Mr. Viola focuses his practice on business transactions, including serving as... more
Mr. Viola focuses his practice on business transactions, including serving as outside general counsel to entities and individuals who provide services and products. Mr. Viola’s practice involves real estate law, including construction, contracting and development. He has significant experience in projects encompassing the sale, purchase and/or development of commercial/retail, residential, of... 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.