Mergers & Acquisitions


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"I find Verrill Dana attorneys to be exceptionally attuned to our business objectives – sometimes even more than we are!"
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Recognized as a Top Ranked firm in Chambers USA 2018.
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M&A Advisor International Deal of the year, 2013 ($75-100 million) and M&A Advisor Sector Deal of the Year, 2013 (Retail Manufacturing/ Distribution)
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Verrill Dana was recognized by Acquisition International with 2016 M&A Awards for Best Healthcare Focused M&A Practice - USA and Best M&A Practice - Maine.
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Recognized in the 2017 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings.


Verrill Dana has one of the leading M&A practices in New England. Clients range from established public and private companies to family businesses to high tech start-ups. The firm also represents a variety of other organizations in the deal making community, including investment banks and financial advisors as well as sources of private capital and debt financing. The firm has direct experience in handling transactions in a broad range of industries (see Deal List).

Our M&A group routinely engage in transactions involving:

  • Stock and asset acquisitions as well as mergers
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Sales and restructurings of distressed businesses
  • Sales and recapitalizations of family businesses
  • Mergers involving health care organizations and other non-profits
  • Going private transactions
  • Leveraged ESOP transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Spin-offs
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Takeover contests and proxy fights
  • Licensing

Group members bring a high level of sophistication and a broad range of experience to each transaction. Many of the group's lawyers joined Verrill Dana after practicing law in large firms in New York, Boston and other commercial centers. Deal teams are appropriately staffed, with the lead partner remaining involved, and work is done at highly competitive billing rates. Lawyers in the group take time to gain a thorough understanding of each client's business strategy and objectives. Using an approach that is both pragmatic and results-oriented, group members offer legal assistance in all phases of a transaction: letters of intent, confidentiality agreements, due diligence, deal structuring, acquisition agreements, earnouts, escrows and other ancillary agreements, and post-closing integration as well as disputes.

The group's corporate M&A advice is seamlessly integrated with assistance from Verrill Dana lawyers in other pertinent areas such as employment, intellectual property, executive compensation and benefits, antitrust, environmental, governmental regulation, real estate, finance, taxation, trial, and corporate governance. Deal teams are truly interdisciplinary and highly collaborative. In each case, the team's objective is to provide high value advice that is on point, responsive, cost effective and helps our clients identify and manage risk.


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