Our Colby Avenue headquarters contains several Everett lawyers practicing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including one of the few legal professionals in Snohomish County whose practice emphasizes M&A. In this context, M&A means buying, selling, and merging businesses. Sometimes these transactions are simple, such as the straight-forward sale of a $50,000 business for cash. In that instance the parties might only involve our firm to offer brief advice and draft a few critical documents. Larger transactions, on the other hand, can be complex and involve interwoven variations depending upon the parties’ desired outcomes, especially their desired tax outcomes. For example, a business acquisition might involve the seller receiving stock (partial ownership) in the buyer as part of the purchase price, and the tax ramifications can vary greatly depending on the nuances of the transaction’s structure. With this in mind, the most experienced member of our M&A team obtained multiple law degrees, including an advanced law degree in tax law.
At Genesis, our attorneys and staff charge among the lowest hourly rates in our vicinity, perhaps THE lowest rates. We also enjoy impeccable credentials and have combined experience in hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions, both in the legal profession at midsized law firms and in the banking world at the likes of the Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York and HSBC in Singapore.
Our combination of low overhead and exceptional legal ability has allowed our firm’s business group to represent enterprises of nearly every size. As of this writing, our business group’s past and current clients include several companies owned by single individuals in small towns, but we also work with ownership groups with international presences, such as multiple Chinese-based manufacturers. Likewise, we represent or advise clients regarding the smallest transactions in the M&A world, such as the sale of businesses worth only a few thousand dollars, to “middle market” transactions in the eight-figure range. Our services adjust to meet the needs, expectations, and size of each transaction. The only exceptions are transactions requiring securities registration, such as the purchase of a publicly traded company. Our firm refers cases of that magnitude to firms who focus on the largest and most complex transactions.
We encourage you to call us toll free at 866-631-0028 to schedule an appointment with a Genesis M&A attorney at our Everett headquarters. Our office is walking distance from Everett’s city center and the Snohomish County Courthouse complex.
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