Mergers, Acquisitions and Transactions

We advise buyers and sellers of businesses in a wide variety of transactions including sales of assets, sale of capital stock, mergers and corporate separations. We advise a diverse set of clients from buyers or sellers of family businesses to complex deals involving multiple owners. We advise our clients from the beginning developing strategy and throughout the acquisition process and structuring through due diligence, negotiation, closing and integration.

For over thirty years, MJPR has advised business people, attorneys, physicians, real estate developers, business brokers and accountants all throughout California on tax-advantaged acquisitions and dispositions.

One basic rule to keep in mind is the importance of tax planning very early in the process of offer and negotiation. The tax structure of a transaction has a direct bearing on the purchase price and other essential economic variables of the deal. Without a clear understanding of the tax issues and the tax consequences of different alternative structures, the parties cannot intelligently negotiate the key terms of the deal. When the parties attempt tax planning after reaching an agreement, it is often too late to repair the damage.

We have decades of experience in corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and spin-offs. We also provide counsel to our clients on significant internal corporate matters, such as restructurings, admission of new shareholders, partners and buyout of existing shareholders and partners.