Mergers & Acquisitions


Our corporate lawyers collectively have over 75 years of mergers and acquisitions experience involving all types of tax-free and taxable strategic and financial mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, including:

  • Assetand stock transactions
  • Leveragedbuyouts
  • Joint ventures
  • Spin-offs

Morningstar lawyers have represented serial acquirers and one-time sellers from virtually every industry in both domestic and international transactions. Our attorneys have extensive expertise in advising buyers, sellers, directors, and management in acquisition and divesture transactions.

We regularly advise private and public companies in mergers and acquisitions transactions, from technology start-ups to middle market companies to multinational corporations. We also handle a wide range of transaction sizes, tailoring our services to individual needs and budgets.

We bring a practical and creative outlook to mergers and acquisitions transactions and focus on bringing them to closing within budget. Morningstar focuses on constructive solutions for clients that advance their transaction goals and avoid unnecessary expense, not just legal analyses of their problems or using a one-size-fits-all approach.  We know how to accommodate simple transactions as well as those that require a significant degree of specialized experience and documentation. We regularly work with clients with diverse needs and budgets.

Morningstar business attorneys are comfortable handling an entire project for our clients, or being a part of a transaction team, including in-house counsel and specialty or foreign law firms that a client may regularly use in a legal area.

Our comprehensive experience allows us to determine when it is appropriate to interface with specialists in other areas of the law such as taxation, employment, real estate, antitrust, environmental, and intellectual property.

Our mergers and acquisitions attorneys are:


Contact us today to discuss your how Morningstar’s legal team can help your through a merger or acquisition.

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