Our Difference

Among the top-tier firms for M&A work, Sherman & Howard excels at stock and asset purchases and sales, tax-free reorganizations, and leveraged buyouts involving both strategic and financial buyers. We pride ourselves on providing practical, strategic counsel at every stage of a transaction, from deal structuring through closing and post-closing integration. We go well beyond deal structuring, advising on and guiding clients through the financial, accounting, and regulatory implications of transactions on their current and future operations. Because our team regularly closes multimillion- and multibillion-dollar deals, we are up to the minute on market trends, deal terms, and practices.

Clients especially appreciate our deep market insight, life-cycle support, and our ability to craft creative solutions to even the most difficult problems. Taking a big-picture perspective, we offer business savvy advice that serves both our clients’ immediate needs and their long-term goals.

Our Approach

M&A deals inevitably raise issues across several areas of the law. With that in mind, our Corporate & Transactional team works closely with colleagues throughout our firm, including members of our top-ranked Labor & Employment Group, and highly regarded Antitrust Counseling & Litigation, Finance, Tax, Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, Real Estate, Environmental, and Litigation, Trials & Appeals groups, to ensure seamless, effective, and efficient service that addresses every aspect of these deals.


Our services include:

  • Public and private mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Noncontrolling investments
  • Recapitalizations, restructuring, and tax-free reorganizations
  • Distressed M&A
  • Spin-offs
  • Cross-border deals
  • Regulatory compliance including Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and CFIUS compliance and filings
  • Antitrust and anticompetition concerns
  • Post-closing M&A integration


Sherman & Howard is both regionally and nationally recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms as a leader for Mergers & Acquisitions.