862 Brawley School Rd, Brawley Point, Ste. 203,
Mooresville, NC 28117

Corporate Transactions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Rich Drake has managed over 200 mergers, acquisitions and divestitures involving over $8,000,000,000. He has conducted deals ranging from over $1 billion to $20,000. The Firm has an enormous wealth of experience in this field, with transactions of all sizes, levels of complexity, timeframes within which to accomplish the transaction, and sizes of budgets to stay within. Because many of the transactions managed are private, none will be listed here. However, an interested potential client is welcome to contact Rich to discuss these transactions generally and obtain permissions as appropriate to discuss certain ones in detail.

As is the case with these types of transactions, a myriad of legal issues are encountered. We are accustomed to coordinating efforts with our client’s other professional service providers (accountants, investment advisors, etc.) in order to achieve the best result for our mutual client.

The Firm’s services in the M&A arena begin with assisting the client in the planning phase and are engaged all the way through closing and post-closing. The Firm is extremely experienced in negotiating and documenting the deal from the letter of intent to the definitive documents. In the Charlotte area, and the Southeast generally, the Firm has worked closely with most of the investment advisors and many of the accounting firms.


Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances

Drake Law Firm PLLC is adept in advising clients with respect to various agreements, transactions and other arrangements, such as joint ventures and strategic alliances, which short of an actual acquisition or some other formal combination with another business, provide a strategic business and legal combination for the growth and increased profitability of the client’s business. Such arrangements are often more flexible and less expensive, and are also an opportunity for both parties to “test the waters.”

Likewise, such transactions often lead to additional, more formal legal and business relationships down the road that are better planned than had they been entered into without the benefit of the initial business relationship of the joint venture or strategic alliance. The variety of these types of joint ventures and strategic alliances run the gamut and are as varied as the creativity of the parties involved and their professionals. The Firm is experienced in assisting its clients in their consideration of the potential options that they might consider, from both business and legal perspectives.

862 Brawley School Rd,
Brawley Point, Ste. 203,
Mooresville, NC 28117




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