Mergers & Acquisitions


Services in this area include:

  • Develop plans and guide clients through the purchase or sale of a business
  • Anticipate issues that arise in M&A transactions
  • Negotiate and prepare purchase and sale agreements
  • Negotiate and prepare ancillary agreements, including
    • consulting agreements
    • covenants not to compete
    • assignments of patents, trademarks and copyrights
    • IP ownership and licensing agreements
  • Assist with post-closing issues to ensure a smooth transition


Representative Transactions:

    • Represented large customs brokerage and international freight forwarding company in connection with multiple business acquisitions
    • Represented former IBM engineer in connection with the sale (via merger) of high-tech business to a growing industry player, including provisions regarding compensation based upon achievement of technical milestones. 
    • Represented software and IT companies in connection with the sale of the businesses.
    • Represented owner of publication in connection with sale of business (via merger) to one of Canada’s largest media companies
    • Represented subsidiary of Canadian company in connection with asset acquisition of distributor of cleaning products and equipment for the commercial market


"Gail is the consummate professional.  She started as my business attorney and became a trusted advisor.  She also helped guide my business from initial founding through successful acquisition by a publicly-traded Silicon Valley company.  She was always ‘spot on’ with correct and accurate insight.  She is a tireless worker who puts her clients’ interests first.  I enthusiastically recommend her."
R. Dean Adams, Ph.D. | Adams Intellex, PLC