Mergers & Acquisitions

Our team has extensive experience in representing and advising a wide variety of institutional and entrepreneurial clients, including public and private corporations and investment groups, as purchasers and target companies in a wide variety of negotiated financial transactions, divestitures and reorganization transactions. We have been involved in a variety of takeover situations, representing acquirers, targets, and boards of directors. Our attorneys have completed transactions in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution services, healthcare, banking, broker-dealers and investment advisers, media, insurance, computer hardware and software, technology, telecommunications and utilities.

Tax considerations affect the structure of most mergers and acquisitions. Members of the group have the technical know-how and experience to deal with tax issues such as purchase price allocations, preserving net operating loss carryovers, and maximizing amortization and depreciation benefits. We also have extensive experience in drafting complex contractual provisions relating to tax representations and indemnities and in dealing with the intricate federal income tax consolidated return provisions.

Our lawyers leverage the expertise of the firm’s other practice areas, such as labor and employee benefits, real estate, intellectual property, environmental, antitrust and other regulatory fields. For leveraged transactions or those involving refinancing of debt, our finance attorneys offer experience in a wide range of vehicles, including unsecured and secured lending, senior and mezzanine lending, derivatives, and securitizations. To the extent requested by the client, M&A transactions can involve a comprehensive due diligence investigation of the target company, and we are able to draw upon the experience of lawyers in these other practice groups as appropriate to help the client both assess the target company's value and properly structure the transaction.

Besides bringing deal-making experience and judgment, our lawyers strive for innovative solutions that make transactions faster and less costly, and the value of a Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie engagement includes the formulation of strategies for negotiated as well as unsolicited acquisitions.

Business Transactions

Scott D. DeWald
Scott D. DeWald
Partner
Phoenix
sdewald@​lrrc.com
602.262.5333 / vCard
Kevin M. Kelly
Kevin M. Kelly
Partner
Denver
kkelly@​lrrc.com
303.628.9514 / vCard
David P. Kunstle
David P. Kunstle
Partner
Colorado Springs
dkunstle@​lrrc.com
719.386.3014 / vCard
Laura A. Lo Bianco
Laura A. Lo Bianco
Partner
Phoenix
LLoBianco@​lrrc.com
602.262.5793 / vCard
Scott Y. MacTaggart
Scott Y. MacTaggart
Partner
Las Vegas
smactaggart@​lrrc.com
702.474.2646 / vCard
H. William Mahaffey
H. William Mahaffey
Partner
Colorado Springs
wmahaffey@​lrrc.com
719.386.3005 / vCard
Lindsay L. McKae
Lindsay L. McKae
Partner
Denver
lmckae@​lrrc.com
303.628.9511 / vCard
Kevin Olson
Kevin Olson
Partner
Phoenix
kolson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5721 / vCard
Mark D. Patton
Mark D. Patton
Partner
Tucson
mpatton@​lrrc.com
520.629.4456 / vCard
Jeffrey J. Steffen
Jeffrey J. Steffen
Partner
Las Vegas
jsteffen@​lrrc.com
702.474.2680 / vCard
Matthew C. Sweger
Matthew C. Sweger
Partner
Phoenix, Tucson
msweger@​lrrc.com
602.262.0287 / vCard
James R. Walker
James R. Walker
Partner
Denver
jwalker@​lrrc.com
303.628.9510 / vCard
Nancy L. White
Nancy L. White
Partner
Phoenix
nwhite@​lrrc.com
602.262.5727 / vCard
Karen L. Witt
Karen L. Witt
Partner
Denver
kwitt@​lrrc.com
303.628.9586 / vCard
Kami Schvaneveldt Galvani
Kami Schvaneveldt Galvani
Of Counsel
Phoenix
kgalvani@​lrrc.com
602.262.5324 / vCard
Stephen Richer
Stephen Richer
Of Counsel
Phoenix
sricher@​lrrc.com
602.262.5712 / vCard
Nina Gawne Ward
Nina Gawne Ward
Of Counsel
Denver
nward@​lrrc.com
303.628.9528 / vCard
Amanda L. Thatcher
Amanda L. Thatcher
Associate
Phoenix
athatcher@​lrrc.com
602.262.0848 / vCard

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Corporate Services

Key Contacts

Kevin M. Kelly
Kevin M. Kelly
Partner
303.628.9514
David P. Kunstle
David P. Kunstle
Partner
719.386.3014
Scott Y. MacTaggart
Scott Y. MacTaggart
Partner
702.474.2646