You want to prepare for the worst but hope for the best.
If you approach the situation assuming the worst, then you will think of plenty questions to ask. Specifically, I would ask how they believe the merger would impact your employees, benefits, etc.
It would also be wise to ask if they would be able to do a “legal checkup” beforehand to ensure that your business is in perfect alignment for a merger. An experienced lawyer could often spot areas of concern and opportunities that you were not aware of. Assistance with that can found here:.
They should also be familiar with tax laws and having experience with accounting systems would be a plus so that they can visualize how the two systems will match up.
Federal Authorities such as the U.S. Department of Justice and FTC regularly review M & A transactions to ensure they do not violate anti-monopoly laws. This area of law is extremely complex and your lawyer needs to be well versed in this area.
Mergers & Acquisitions are common so there is no reason as to why the lawyer should not have a wealth of experience relating to this subject. If they are not familiar with the process or the types of businesses that are being merged, you should certainly continue your search.
A good source for companies going through a merger can be found here –
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