Mergers and Acquisitions

Bottini & Bottini, Inc. represents shareholders whose interests are threatened in corporate mergers and acquisitions. Corporate mergers and acquisitions take many forms, from all cash offers, to stock-for-stock exchanges, to part cash, part stock mergers, and finally mergers in which shareholders are not even allowed to vote due to the fact that a majority shareholder already has enough voting power to approve the merger. Shareholders who own stock in a company that is being acquired, or is merging with another company, usually are faced with a very short timetable with which to decide how to protect their rights. The corporations are usually in a hurry to close the transaction as soon as possible, and shareholders sometimes can have as little as 30 days to decide how best to proceed. Options to shareholders typically include: (1) vote in favor of the merger and receive the merger proceeds; (2) vote against the merger; (3) elect appraisal rights; or (4) pursue a claim for damages or injunctive relief through a class action lawsuit.

The attorneys at Bottini & Bottini, Inc. have a particular expertise in this complex area of law, and have litigated difficult cases under extremely tight time pressures in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including in Delaware where many corporations are incorporated. The attorneys at Bottini & Bottini, Inc. have up-to-date knowledge of changing SEC rules and regulations on corporate mergers and acquisitions issues, a comprehensive understanding of a wide variety of corporate law transactions, and substantial courtroom expertise in the specific legal areas involved. If you would like to discuss your rights as a shareholder concerning a merger or acquistion, please contact Frank A. Bottini at