Peter D. Crippsis the Chair of the Mergers Acquisitions and SecuritiesLaw practice... more
Peter D. Crippsis the Chair of the Mergers Acquisitions and SecuritiesLaw practice groups. Prior to joiningSpector Gadon Rosen, Mr. Cripps practiced for 16 years in the Philadelphia office of Dechert LLP in its Corporate Securities and Mergers Acquisitions practice groups. Mr. Cripps has represented strategic and financial buyers and sellers, as well as closely-heldor family-owned bu... 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.