Infographic: The Sell Side M&A Attorney Team

Published 06 January 2020 by Offit│Kurman

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a team sport. It takes multiple people to successfully close a business transaction: the business owner or owners, the buyer, each side’s accountants and advisors, and multiple attorneys working together.  For the seller, their M&A process will involve a number of attorneys through the deal lifecycle including the corporate attorneys driving the transaction and several subject matter attorneys weighing in on select deal aspects (like tax issue for example).

To help sellers navigate the process, we’ve put together an infographic showing the lifecycle of a sell-side transaction and the sell-side attorney team’s participation and timing throughout a transaction.

Below, you’ll discover what attorneys you’ll need to bring on, and when, along with a few key tips and considerations for closing the deal. To talk to an experienced M&A legal advisor, be sure to contact Mike Mercurio at or 301.575.0332.