The Stinson Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) practice is among the largest in the Midwest, with more than 65 attorneys in eight offices. We strive to understand the financial and operational dynamics of our clients' businesses, so that we can find creative ways to bridge gaps between buyers and sellers. Our M&A attorneys work closely with our clients, focusing on both the legal and business aspects of a transaction to ensure that the deal structure and terms reflect the business goals of our clients.

We pride ourselves on being responsive to our clients' needs. The depth and breadth of our M&A practice enables us to deliver cost-effective and efficient services, all at reasonable, Midwestern rates. We work as an integrated team with experienced partner-level professionals in key areas such as tax, employee benefits, employment law, real estate, intellectual property and environmental law.

Clients We Serve

We represent clients in a broad variety of industries including financial services, health care, REITs, telecommunications, professional services, energy, food, hospitality, technology, transportation, manufacturing, sports and entertainment, insurance, media, and consumer products industries. In addition, our attorneys have completed transactions in nearly every part of the world, including Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Our M&A experience is as extensive as it is varied, ranging from small, product-line divestitures to multibillion-dollar mergers. We represent clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in transactions of various sizes, including very large transactions. In addition to advising on many of the Midwest's most important public transactions, we also have developed a particular proficiency in both marketing and selling family- and management-owned businesses when their owners desire to retire or pursue other interests. Collectively, the knowledge and perspective we have gained over thousands of transactions, as well as the depth of our team, enable us to provide sophisticated, timely and cost-effective representation in M&A transactions.


Stinson's M&A attorneys can assist on any aspect of a transaction, including due diligence, negotiations, documentation, SEC compliance and other key deal phases. Our M&A experience includes the following transaction types:

  • Purchases and sales of stock
  • Purchases and sales of assets
  • Stock mergers
  • Cash-out and cash-election mergers
  • Cash tender offers
  • Securities exchange offers
  • Takeover defenses, including shareholder rights plans
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Management buyouts
  • Going private transactions
  • Proxy contests
  • Spin-offs
  • Roll-ups and consolidations
  • Reorganizations
  • Restructurings
  • Recapitalizations
  • Auctions of public and private companies
  • Joint ventures
  • Strategic alliances



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