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There are certain issues inherent with large mergers and acquisitions. If the combined assets of the companies involved in the merger or acquisition exceed a certain amount, under the Scott Rodino Act, the companies must file pre-merger filings.
During the beginning phases of a merger or an acquisition, the parties review documents to ensure that the merger or acquisition is a good move for the companies. Document review is time consuming, so firms often retain experienced, temporary attorneys to help review the documents prior to sending the documents to the other party. Documents must also be reviewed once received. If the merger or acquisition passes the tests under the Scott Rodino Act, pre-merger filings must be filed with the government.
The documents must be reviewed again for content prior to forwarding to the government for the pre-merger filings. An experienced, temporary mergers and acquisitions attorney is often retained to help with the document review. This saves the firm time and money in that the firm can now work on other aspects of the case or meet with other clients, attend hearings, and continue the daily routine of the firm.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|