Charles Hartzheim serves as a senior attorney with the Herrling Clark Law Firm and has been with the firm for over 35 years. He emphasizes a practice in the areas of business law, business mergers and acquisition law, trusts, estate planning, pr...
Practice areas & skills: Mergers & Acquisitions, Business, Trusts, Estate Planning, Real Estate
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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.