We are a recognized leader in middle-market M&A transactions, distinguished by our ability to excel in every type of deal structure, from leveraged buyouts and management buyouts to proxy contests and tender offers – in both hostile and friendly environments.

Our clients represent virtually every role of the deal, including acquirers, sellers and targets, lenders, financial advisors and investment banks, as well as special committees, audit committees and boards of directors. Many private equity and venture capital funds also call on us for their M&A work.

We are frequently called upon to advise on the impact of U.S. law on cross-border transactions and to analyze the many business and legal issues that arise within this framework. We also regularly represent clients in the structuring of joint ventures and strategic alliances, from inception through implementation. In addition we have a long track record advising on the purchase of financially distressed businesses both in and out of bankruptcy. Herrick has a longstanding entrepreneurial tradition, which lets us develop creative deal structures that achieve optimum results while minimizing risk. Our deal teams often include lawyers from complementary disciplines such as employment, executive compensation, ERISA, intellectual property, real estate and tax. We also take a practical approach to transaction management that promotes efficient staffing, reduces costs and enhances deal execution.

Areas of Focus:

  • Public and private M&A
  • Corporate divestitures
  • Spin-offs and carve outs
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Tender offers and proxy contests
  • Non-control investments
  • Stock and asset acquisitions and sales
  • Hostile takeovers
  • Recapitalizations
  • Restructuring and workouts
  • Distressed acquisitions
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures


  • Finance Monthly Law Awards "USA Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year, 2013
  • DealMakers Monthly M&A Law Firm of the Year, 2012