Palo Alto Business Attorney Announces Mergers and Acquisitions Services

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DYP Advisors offers a suite of business informed legal services to make mergers and acquisitions more efficient and effective.

Douglas Y. Park, Palo Alto Business Attorney

Douglas Y. Park, Palo Alto Business Attorney

Our experience with both the business and legal issues helps companies, boards of directors, shareholders, and executives achieve their objectives.

Palo Alto Business Attorney Douglas Y. Park, Principal of DYP Advisors, offers business informed legal services to make mergers and acquisitions run more smoothly. Drawing upon its experience in small and middle market transactions, the firm will initially focus on deals with a purchase price of up to $100 million.

Mr. Park explains the motivation behind the new initiative. “Mergers and acquisitions are complex transactions that require business and legal judgment. Our experience with both the business and legal issues helps companies, boards of directors, shareholders, and executives achieve their objectives.”

These services address critical issues that these constituencies face during the merger and acquisition process:

  •     Buyers and sellers want financial and legal risk to be appropriately distributed between the parties. These risks appear in the purchase price, form of payment, and other terms of the purchase agreement.
  •     The board of directors, particularly of the selling company, wants to fulfill its fiduciary duties to its shareholders and avoid expensive litigation.
  •     Shareholders of the target company want to make sure that the buyer has offered a fair price, the board has met its fiduciary duties, and majority shareholders have acted appropriately.
  •     Executives want to address concerns over continued employment, severance payments, and stock options.

Moreover, both buyers and sellers need skilled, efficient counsel during the due diligence process to ensure that no surprises arise after the deal closes. Negotiations over the structure of the transaction and the purchase agreement involve strategic, financial, and operations questions. Legal counsel must therefore have a strong understanding of these subjects to give advice that increases the chances of success.

Mr. Park is teaching Preparing Your Company For Merger or Acquisition at Stanford University during Fall 2011.

ABOUT DYP ADVISORS:

DYP Advisors provides business informed legal services that help executives, boards of directors, and investors address issues in corporate governance, corporate law, and strategy. The firm applies its deep experience in business and law to these central challenges. Our cost effective, high value added services give you an edge over the competition. More information about the firm can be found at http://www.dypadvisors.com.

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