Mergers & Acquisitions

As the construction industry experienced a long run of consolidation and change, Peckar & Abramson, with its industry-leading construction law practice, has handled some of the most complex and extensive construction transactions across North America and around the globe. We handle every aspect of a transaction with experience that is unmatched in the construction industry. This experience is invaluable to our mergers and acquisitions (M&A) work, stemming from our construction-industry-focused practice areas that include contracts, financing, regulatory, compliance, labor and employment law.  The teams at Peckar & Abramson have provided expert guidance for billions of dollars in M&A work from due diligence, risk management, contracts and establishing performance requirements to operational issues, adverse claims and entity dissolution.

Experience

Our extensive experience with the construction industry, accompanied by the full integration of our construction-focused, niche practice areas, allows for a full suite of services that enables us to handle construction industry mergers and acquisitions from start to finish. We bring a level of service that can only come from a firm that is as focused and entrenched in the construction industry as Peckar & Abramson, providing acquisition due diligence investigations and practical advice with a level of expertise that remains unparalleled. With our construction transactional practice group, which is specifically dedicated to the drafting and review of virtually every type of agreement related to construction projects, we are uniquely poised to determine what is and isn’t “market”.

Our Mergers and Acquisition team provides:

  • Complete management and execution of mergers and acquisition including analysis, deal structure, contracts, financing, regulatory approval and valuations.
  • Analysis of potential claims and litigation that may adversely affect a deal and ongoing operations post transaction.
  • Performance analysis and planning with existing contracts, licensing, employee compensation, labor risk, regulatory and compliance, and risks and accountability associated with the assumption of all customer obligations.
  • Consultation and advisory services for corporate restructuring, leverage buy-outs, spin-offs, divestitures, new entity formation or dissolution, and acquisitions.
  • Transaction support and management beyond mergers and acquisitions that extends to international transactions, joint ventures, take-over defense or unsolicited bid contests, carve-outs, strategic partnerships and public-to-private transactions.
  • Due diligence investigations and determination of risks, impacts to market value and potential liabilities.
  • Review and determination of obligations and issues specific to public works and government contracts that may be included in an acquisition.
  • Key executive and employee service agreements to ensure performance of existing and continue operations after any merger or acquisition is complete.
  • Representation to acquiring or selling companies, board of directors, investment bankers, majority and minority shareholders and other acquiring entities or interest.

The Mergers and Acquisitions practice is staffed with some of the most seasoned professionals in the construction industry, many of whom have worked on both sides of the table with significant transactions. As the largest construction law firm in the United States, we bring broad and deep experience to every deal and a perspective that is unmatched. Attorneys are hand-picked for each deal to ensure that their relevant experience provides optimal representation for our clients. If you’re considering a merger, acquisition or any change of control transaction, rely on the team at Peckar & Abramson.

We have provided counsel for billions of dollars in M&A transactions, advising clients on all matters from deal structure and financing to contracts and post-deal issues. We have played an integral role in many major successful deals, but successful deals, but sometimes our greatest success is when we advise our clients when to walk away.

STEPHEN P. KATZ
Partner
River Edge, NJ

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