When companies are considering mergers, acquisitions or any number of different business combinations, they look to the attorneys at Kegler Brown for guidance on navigating the disclosures required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Our attorneys are experienced in addressing circumstances where both foreign and domestic stock and asset purchases must be evaluated against the existing thresholds and reporting requirements set forth by the Act.
In the course of any business combination, both the size of the transaction and the size of the parties must be analyzed to determine whether the financial valuations exceed the current legal thresholds and must be reported to the Federal Trade Commission. In instances when reporting is mandated, we assist and advise clients in meeting their obligations. And when further dialogue is required with the FTC, we assist clients in those responses as well.
Our HSR practice is led by attorney Ralph Breitfeller, a former assistant chief of the Ohio Attorney General's Office Antitrust Section who was honored by U.S. News & World Report as its 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for antitrust counsel in Columbus.
- Pre-merger notification issues
- Managing relationships with the FTC and the Department of Justice
- Analysis of HSR applicability
- Asset valuation
- Transaction valuation
- Securities compliance
- Managing cross-border transaction issues
- Analysis of competitive environment
- Market definition and demand analysis
Generally, we work with clients involved in a merger or acquisition that will potentially approach or surpass thresholds set forth by Hart-Scott-Rodino regulations. Clients in this area can be public or private, domestic or global, and can be involved in a transaction dealing with the purchase of either stock and assets, in whole or in part.
For more information on our experience navigating issues involving the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, please contact Ralph Breitfeller.