Davis Butler began his legal career in 1992 as a law clerk for United States District Judge Robert B. Propst in the Northern District of Alabama. In 1993, he joined the practice of Alston & Bird (“A&B”), a large firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, as...
Practice areas & skills: Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Incorporation, Securities Offerings, Litigation, Estate Planning
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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.