A complex deal is no excuse for slowing down. Meet lawyers who can drive your transaction to its close.

Brown Rudnick does smart deals fast for companies at every stage of growth. Our lawyers can help you evaluate risk, spot what’s important – and navigate complex negotiations on your timetable.

Deal-savvy lawyers from across the firm resolve tough issues that can derail progress – from transaction structuring to intellectual property to tax. We’ll turn on a dime to restructure your transaction to save money or avoid a roadblock. And wherever the issues lead, you can rely on Brown Rudnick’s lawyers to shepherd your transaction to conclusion. We represent clients from around the world in complex merger and acquisition transactions of all types, including both negotiated and hostile transactions and work with private and public companies.

Emerging technology companies find a special welcome at Brown Rudnick. We’ve sold dozens of software, life sciences, medical devices, semiconductors and digital media companies to Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and other industry giants, in deals as complex as the technology our clients develop.

Our clients include strategic and financial buyers and sellers, boards of directors, special committees, subordinated lenders and equity investors, across a broad range of industries. Our work includes:

  • Stock & asset acquisitions and dispositions
  • Mergers
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Management buyouts
  • Tender offers
  • Auctions
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Exchange offers
  • Consolidations
  • Restructurings
  • Recapitalizations
  • Spinoffs, divestitures & rollups
  • Proxy fights
  • Developing and defusing anti-takeover measures and deal protections
  • Distressed businesses and assets

Through our interdisciplinary team approach, we bring a wealth of transactional experience to M&A opportunities and address the host of business and legal issues that often affect the structure, terms and consummation of a transaction, including:

Tax mitigation strategies

Antitrust hurdles

Regulatory issues

Financing issues

Securities law compliance

Government contracts

Real estate transfers


Litigation analysis & defense

Transition services

ERISA and pension plans

Executive compensation

Employment agreements

Intellectual property rights

Structuring new companies

Labor contracts

Mergers and Acquisitions Group Leaders

Mark Dorff


London, UK


Samuel P. Williams


Boston, MA


James E. Bedar


Boston, MA